Although the award-winning Castleton, Vt.-based domestic lighting manufacturer Hubbardton Forge has served the commercial and hospitality sectors along with the residential market for some time, it has deepened that commitment in 2020 with the promotion of 17-year company veteran Amy McGuire as National Commercial Sales Manager, who is based in Vermont, and the addition of Jacqueline Matusek as an A&D Sales Specialist based in New York City.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the dynamic and innovative hospitality and commercial community,” says McGuire, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan who has experience in the fashion industry as well as more than one decade of expertise in lighting technology with Hubbardton Forge. “I welcome the opportunity to create new relationships and to contribute to A&D firms’ lighting design for their projects,” she adds. In her new role, she will work with specifiers and purchasers in developing ideal lighting solutions for their toughest challenges.
Matusek first became acquainted with Hubbardton Forge several years ago when the company was developing its high-end Synchronicity lighting line in partnership with crystal giant Swarovski. At that time, Matusek was a member of the business development team in Swarovski’s Professional division and working closely with Hubbardton Forge’s Design Director David Kitts.
“The most rewarding part about working with design clients is collaborating on ideas and coming up with unique solutions for all types of projects,” Matusek notes. “The design possibilities at HF are certainly endless, but it’s the creative process, when our ideas really start to take form, that I truly enjoy.” Prior to Swarovski, Matusek served as Northeast Regional Manager for THG Paris, and as Area Sales Manager for renowned Italian lighting manufacturer Artemide. In her new role, she will be calling on her existing portfolio as well as other NYC-based clients in the architectural and design communities.
“The world has clearly changed…but, people will get back to traveling, enjoying the dining experience, getting back to work and their daily lives,” says Chris Recchia, VP/Sales for Hubbardton Forge, “The value of design has become even more important, as a touchpoint with the ability to enhance each person’s life.”