Teutopolis, IL – Stevens Industries, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Karine Turmel to the StevensWood sales team. She will serve as the Western Regional Sales Manager and is based in Arizona. Turmel’s extensive background in product specification, design and construction made her an ideal choice for the decorative panel division of the company.
Previous experience in the design world meant Turmel came on board already familiar with StevensWood. Leading roles at Artopex and Prémoulé in Québec, as well as with Peterman Lumber in Arizona, afforded her the opportunity to work with the products she now represents. Turmel explained, “I first learned of StevensWood products back in 2012 while helping my customer Robert Bury & Company grow the Stevens line they had just begun distributing. Over the years I frequently had the chance to work with this beautiful product. When I moved back to Arizona, I wanted to work with Stevens because I loved the products and knew it was a great company. I’m very happy with my choice!”
Turmel has degrees in Interior Design and AutoCAD, which help her to understand customer needs from both the design and manufacturing perspectives.
Bill Lane, Marketing and Distribution Chain Manager, shared, “Karine is an excellent fit for our team. Her understanding of our design collections and customer-centered approach to business are tremendous assets as we continue growing in the Southwest markets. Her skills and background will give her insight to assist architects, designers and distributors alike. Karine hit the ground running and we are so pleased to welcome her to the StevensWood team.”
StevensWood, the decorative panel division of Stevens Industries, Inc. supplies high-pressure laminated panels, thermofused panels, matched edgebanding, doors and mouldings to fabricators across the country. The Teutopolis, Illinois- based manufacturer presses more than 30,000 panels per week. The company is 100-percent employee owned by its 550 associates.
For more information about StevensWood visit www.stevens-wood.com, or contact company spokeswoman, Amanda Emmerich, 217-857-7100.