Christopher Guy Appoints Paul Watson to Executive Committee

Paul Watson will join Christopher Guy Executive Committee March 1, 2013
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Feb. 22, 2013 - PRLog -- On behalf of global luxury furnishings brand Christopher Guy, CEO Christopher Guy Harrison is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Watson to the executive team beginning March 1st, 2013. Paul joins Christopher Guy from the International Market Centers where he served as Vice President of Design. Paul Watson will work closely with current President, Luci Cremin, and on May 1st, 2013 will assume the role of President of the Americas. Upon his commencement as President of the Americas, Luci will join Christopher Guy Harrison applying her vast industry experience, having served as CG’s Global President, in the business development of a new business model to be rolled out in the first quarter of 2014.  

“I am absolutely delighted to have Paul on board, he is a gentleman and an outstanding business leader whose professionalism is beyond compare,” said Christopher Guy Harrison. “There has been tremendous growth at Christopher Guy over the past eight years, with Luci Cremin at the heart of this expansion. This is just the start of what we have planned for 2013 and 2014. In May we inaugurate our new HQ and 20,000’ showroom at the NYDC, that includes a fabulous new collection and a state-of-the art website. Paul will assume the presidency of CG America operations at the most opportune of times, and I cannot think of a more respected appointee in our industry to take over this challenging position. The knowledge, dedication and skill that Luci has used to build the global operations will not be lost. Instead this will be transferred to a senior executive business development position within the CG international group to develop and launch a revolutionary new concept and company during the first quarter of 2014. I am truly honored to have Luci and Paul committed to their new roles within the CG Group. “  

As the Vice President of Design, IMC, Paul Watson oversaw the management and leasing for the Las Vegas Design Center at World Market Center, the 40-plus showroom venue that is open to both the public and the trade.  Under Watson’s leadership, 2012 was a banner year for LVDC. Four powerhouse brands within the design industry opened showrooms within LVDC including Christopher Guy, Stanley Furniture, Julian Chichester/Mr. Brown and Norwalk Furniture.  
Paul Watson, who joined World Market Center Las Vegas in 2008 as director of leasing, has more than 25 years’ experience in the industry. He held executive-leasing positions with a number of leading wholesale merchandise marts and design centers, including Pacific Design Center, Miromar Design Center and L.A. Mart.  Watson has helped to create the “Decorative Arts District” in downtown Los Angeles with the office of the city and the mayor. He has been recognized and published in Metropolitan Home, Classic American Home, Palm Springs Life and Los Angeles Times and featured on HGTV, Style Network, and Beverly Hills 90210/Greyston Mansion Design Showcase. Paul obtained a Bachelor and Master of Architecture Degrees from Tulane University, New Orleans Louisiana.

Defined by the singular design philosophy of “A Contemporary Mood with Classic Values,” Christopher Guy furnishings have garnered worldwide acclaim.  Christopher Guy’s prestigious listing of accomplished projects includes the Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, the prominent Phoenix Resort in Sanya, China and the Ritz Carlton, Tokyo, to mention just a few. His furnishings have become stars in their own right in films such as “Casino Royale,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” and “The Hangover.” Christopher's eye for detail, passion for design and ability to capture and reflect a distinctively classic yet contemporary mood has ensured the Christopher Guy name is at the forefront of luxury furnishings design around the world. Christopher Guy continues to grow via stand-alone stores in West Hollywood, Chicago, Verona, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, to name a few, and has established growth strategies on every continent with the latest growth targeting the Middle Eastern Market. In July 2012 Christopher Guy opened a flagship showroom in West Hollywood, California which was followed by the opening of a new showroom at the Las Vegas Design Center in January 2013. In May 2013 Christopher Guy will once again expand its presence in the US with the opening of a 20,000 sq. ft. showroom in the iconic and historic New York Design Center.
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