SUMMARY: CASTELLE, designer and manufacturer of luxury outdoor furnishings, has recently hired Melissa Roman as Director of Sales for the company. Roman, who will report to Rory Rehmert, Sr. Vice President of Sales, will be responsible for sales efforts to full line furniture and designer categories.
CASTELLE, award winning designer and manufacturer of casual furniture, is proud to announce that Melissa Roman has been hired as Director of Sales for the company. Roman, who will report to Rory Rehmert, Sr. Vice President of Sales, will be responsible for sales production and coordination within the full line furniture and designer segments. Prior to joining CASTELLE, Melissa worked in the residential home furnishings segment for fourteen years, seven of which was in sales.
“With her wealth of experience in the home category, we are excited to welcome Melissa to our sales team at Pride,” said Rory Rehmert, Senior Vice President of Sales, CASTELLE. “As our company experiences interest from the designer and full line furniture segment, Melissa’s knowledge and associations will provide a tremendous benefit.”
Roman comes to CASTELLE following two years as the National Distribution Manager for Adriana Hoyos, a South American based furniture company. For thirteen years prior to that, Melissa worked in various roles including finance, logistics, operations for Taracea, a designer furniture manufacturer based in Mexico. She ultimately moved to the position of Director of Sales; a position she held for three years.
“Today’s designers and furnishings retailers are awakening to the potential that can be found in the addition of outdoor furnishings to their business model,” said Roman. “I look forward to not only representing one of the finest outdoor furnishings lines; but also the opportunity to build upon the strong sales foundation that has been established within the specialty segment and expand it into these emerging categories.
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Melissa is a member of Withit, an organization focused on developing leadership, mentoring, education and networking opportunities for professional women in the home and furnishings industries. Roman resides in Miami, Fla. with her husband and daughter.