Industry leader promotes long-time executive and hires two more
Color Art is St. Louis’ largest interior solutions provider and has been family and employee owned for more than 70 years. The company is pleased to announce the promotion of long-time employee Christine Hoffmann to President of Color Art Furniture; the hiring of Todd Nixon as Executive Vice President of Furniture, and Jennifer Clark as Vice President Operations of Furniture and General Manager of Color Art’s Installation and Moves Team.
“Part of our success can be credited to Color Art’s tradition of hiring, and keeping, the best and brightest people on our team,” said Gary Mindel, CEO of Color Art. “Recent changes to executive leadership will continue this tradition.”
Christine Hoffmann has been promoted from Executive Vice President to President of Color Art Furniture, the company’s largest and longest-standing division. She brings with her a careers’-worth of sales experience and more than two decades interacting with furniture solutions. During her tenure, Christine has successfully launched and maintained dedicated Healthcare and Workplace Strategies Teams, in addition to numerous other initiatives. “There’s always a new challenge. There’s always something new to do, some new task to take on,” remarked Christine. “There’s a really strong entrepreneurial spirit here. We want to do things right but are also willing to take risks.”
Todd Nixon was recently hired to fill the role of Executive Vice President of Furniture and returned to the industry after 15 years’ executive leadership experience. Todd began his career in commercial furniture and held positions in sales and leadership at both local dealerships and corporate headquarters. “I knew a lot of the good, quality people I’d worked with in the past were at Color Art and that spoke volumes to me about the culture. I also liked all the integrated capabilities Color Art offers. I’ve never had access to all of this under one roof.” Todd joins Christine leading the Furniture Sales Team. He’s particularly involved with strategic planning and sales growth in corporate, education and healthcare markets.
Jennifer Clark is another addition to Color Art’s Leadership Team, accepting positions as both Vice President Operations of Furniture and General Manager of Color Art’s non-union Installation and Moves Team. Jennifer is an Air Force Veteran who studied mechanical engineering and has worked in manufacturing, operations, and engineering for almost 25 years. “I’ve always had a process improvement mindset,” she says, “I love observing and analyzing processes and finding creative ways to streamline.” Jen will use her Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (LSSMBB) training to help reorganize Color Art’s receiving and warehousing processes as well as oversee teams of installers and movers.
Color Art is the largest commercial interiors solutions provider in the Midwest and serves clients in 30 states as well as internationally. For more information visit https://www.color-art.com.
Photo Above: Christine Hoffmann