Crate & Barrel’s new CEO comes from a hot competitor


New York -- Crate & Barrel has nabbed a CEO from the executive ranks of a much more upscale competitor.

The home furnishings retailer named Doug Diemoz, currently chief development officer at Restoration Hardware, as CEO, effective Aug. 1. He replaces Sascha Bopp, who was named CEO in 2012 but left in August 2014. Crate & Barrel COO and CFO Adrian Mitchell has been interim CEO during the search for a permanent replacement.

Diemoz joined Restoration Hardware in March 2014, and oversees the company's global expansion efforts. Previously, he served as CEO of Mexx (based in the Netherlands), and in leadership roles at Williams-Sonoma and Gap.

Crate & Barrel has 128 stores worldwide, including Crate and Barrel, CB2 and children’s furniture brand The Land of Nod. The company is based in Northbrook, Illinois, but owned by Otto Group of Hamburg, German.

“Doug is a great cultural fit for our brands," stated Neela Montgomery, head of the Crate and Barrel board. "I am confident that he will promote change that builds on the heritage of our brands."