Api(+) expands staff
Tampa, Fla. — Retail architecture and design firm api(+) announced the appointment of John Ziebarth as studio director for its food service group. He was most recently brand design manager for the specialty restaurant group at Darden Restaurants, Orlando, Fla.
As studio director for api(+)’s food service group, Ziebarth, a registered architect, will lead brand strategy design, construction documentation and construction administration services. He brings 22 years of professional experience in branding and project management for high-end restaurants including Eddie V’s and The Capital Grille, as well as food retail, hospitality, and specialty retail.
Miller Zell expands design team
Atlanta — Atlanta based retail design agency, Miller Zell, has expanded its design team and appointed Tom Ertler as as senior VP/design director leading environmental design initiatives. He joins the company from his most recent role as a founding partner with Authentic Retail Group, Pasadena, Calif., an integrated brand development firm. Prior to that, he was creative director at Envision, the full-service environmental design studio of Palladeo.
In addition, Cecilia Sortino has joined the firm as a graphic design director and Rajiv Patel has been hired as an environmental designer. Florin Pienariu and Alex Wiedenmann have joined the firm as industrial design engineers.
“We’re excited about aligning the right talent with our creative culture,” said Horace Hume, senior VP/design director and manager of Miller Zell’s Design Group. The new hires join Miller Zell to support continued growth in the financial services market as well as significant new business in other retail sectors.”
Action Services Group to showcase services at TopSource 2014 Summit
Aston, Pa. — Action Services Group, a national lighting, sign and electrical maintenance company will present its wide-range of services at the upcoming 2014 TopSource Summit Supplier Showcase, January 27th – 29th in Dallas.
TopSource, a Boston-based strategic sourcing company, assists grocery, retail, and wholesale companies manage their indirect spend to help provide significant savings and innovative solutions in multiple business areas.
Action Services Group’s services include interior and exterior lighting maintenance services, sign maintenance and electrical maintenance services, LED lighting retrofits and relamping services.
“Our customers are constantly looking for ways to reduce both operational costs and energy costs,” said Vanessa Karlis, sourcing manager, TopSource. “That’s just one of the many reasons we are extremely pleased to add Action Services Group to our list of suppliers for Not-for-Resale products and services. We are impressed with their successful track record of providing a broad range of lighting, sign and electrical maintenance services — including LED lighting retrofit services — to retail customers. Overall, their service expertise will demonstrate significant savings for our customers.”