Luxury lighting company Hubbardton Forge has announced the following recent senior leadership changes:
Bubba Sandford (pictured above) stepped into the CEO role on April 1, previously held by Ray Langton who retired in March. Sandford joins with extensive C-suite experience as CEO, COO, and president of publicly traded firms, including Sonoma Pharmaceuticals and Command Center, among others. He has a strong background in staffing and keen business acumen, gained from experience and his MBA from Cornell University, combined with his service as a U.S. Navy SEAL.
Maria (Scutaro) Mullen assumed the newly created role of president and COO on June 1. Mullen has a long history with Feiss, having held a number of leadership roles over a 11-year period beginning in 1998, culminating in her role there as president of Feiss/Monte Carlo, until the company’s final move to Skokie, Illinois. She took a four-year hiatus from 2005 through 2009 to lead the sales efforts at Uttermost. Most recently, she had started Kalizma, a company offering turnkey design-through-production/sourcing of lighting, developing collections for various brands.
David Kitts, an 11-year veteran as design director of Hubbardton Forge, was recently promoted to the role of VP of design and product strategy. Holding a master’s degree in industrial and product design from Pratt Institute, and his engineering degree from Cornell, Kitts has been responsible not only for some of the company’s most iconic designs, but also for the leadership of the design, engineering and customs teams at the company, including the Hubbardton Forge, Vermont Modern, Synchronicity, and Art + Alchemy brands.
Photo: Courtesy of Hubbardton Forge