Sakurai Named Central Regional Sales Manager for Homer Laughlin
Responsible for the entirety of a dozen states and parts of two more, Sakurai’s territory stretches from Texas to North Dakota.
The Homer Laughlin China Co. has appointed Mariko Sakurai its new central regional sales manager. Sakurai has more than 25 years’ experience in sales and purchasing in the foodservice industry, most recently serving as national accounts manager for the western region for EveryWare Global/Oneida/Anchor Hocking. Her previous experience in foodservice and, in particular, the tabletop industry is well-aligned with the position.
Responsible for the entirety of a dozen states and parts of two more, Sakurai’s territory stretches from Texas to North Dakota. She will be working closely with regional representative groups and directly with chains and independent restaurants to drive sales for all Homer Laughlin dinnerware lines, as well as The Hall China Co. lines of serving ware, cookware, accessories, and completer items.
“Mariko is an accomplished sales manager with extensive national accounts experience,” said Scott Gibbs, director of sales. “She blends skills in marketing and sales with a background in purchasing, and we think this combination makes her an excellent asset to Homer Laughlin and our customers. She has an uncanny knack for understanding customer needs—and then solving them.”
For more information, visit www.hlcdinnerware.com.