The Outdoor GreatRoom Co. adds new vice president of engineering

MINNEAPOLIS – Outdoor furniture and fire feature manufacturer The Outdoor GreatRoom Co. has added Gregg Achman to its team as vice president of engineering.

Achman brings 33 years of experience in the hearth industry to his new position. Currently, he is active in the ANSI/CSA test standards process and resides on multiple technical subcommittees including the HPBA Gas and Solid Fuel Product Section Committee. As a long-time expert at Hearth and Home Technologies and Heat-N-Glo, Achman held positions from design engineer to director of quality and vice president of engineering. In his new position, Achman will focus on overseeing the new product process including research, technical services and wuality control.

“Achman’s experience makes for an exciting opportunity to help OGC continue to be an innovative leader in the industry,” said Vice President of Operations Eric Hawkinson. “His focus on product advancement and quality will aid in enhancing the overall customer experience.”

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HEARTS Awards honorees announced | Home Accents Today

Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, have announced the 13 honorees for the HEARTS Awards, taking place January 8.

The HEARTS Awards, to be hosted by Carson Kressley and Thom Filicia, is a one-time special event to take place during the January Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas. The event is being held in partnership and solidarity with 13 industry organizations to honor 13 companies that have shown outstanding leadership, empathy and service during the COVID-19 pandemic by going above and beyond in service to their industry and/or community. The event also includes a fundraising auction supporting No Kid Hungry.

The honorees are:

  • No Kid Hungry, presented by ART and Dallas Market Center
  • American Leather Holdings, presented by  American Home Furnishings Alliance
  • Serta Simmons, presented by American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame
  • WAC Lighting, presented by the American Lighting Association
  • Stephen Joseph Gifts, presented by Gift & Home Trade Association
  • Mercado Global, presented by Gift for Life
  • Baltimore Design Group, presented by Interior Design Society
  • Telescope Casual Furniture, presented by International Casual Furnishings Association
  • Norwalk Furniture, presented by International Home Furnishings Representative Association
  • Otto & Moore, presented by International Society of Furniture Designers
  • Crypton Fabric,

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