Dauphin appoints new marketing manager

October 21, 2009, BOONTON, NJ – Dauphin announced today that Lynda Portelli has joined the company as Manager of Marketing. In this position, Portelli will oversee all marketing and public relations campaigns for the Dauphin and Valo brands for North America, reporting directly to COO, Stuart Rogers-Brown. Portelli is a marketing business veteran bringing over 15 years of furnishings industry marketing, public relations, sales and product development experience.

“We are excited to welcome aboard such a seasoned industry professional,” said Dauphin COO, Stuart Rogers-Brown. “Lynda’s experience will be a great asset to growing the Dauphin and Valo brands.”

Prior to joining Dauphin North America, Portelli served as the Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Imagine Tile, Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer of commercial decorative tile. Portelli served Imagine Tile for 3 years managing the company’s advertising, marketing, and sales training programs. Before Imagine Tile, Portelli was the Marketing Manager for Peggy Karr Glass, Inc. (PKG), a New Jersey-based manufacturer of enameled fused glass decorative accessories. Portelli was the National Marketing Manager for 5 years.

Portelli holds a B.S in Marketing and an A.S in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY.

In other news, Dauphin North America announces their Breast Cancer Awareness Program with a special edition Conte chair now available in 3 limited-edition colors and an exclusive crocodile embossed leather. This special promotion has been designed specifically to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

This special edition Conte chair is fully upholstered in either, pink, white or brown leather with an embossed crocodile texture and features an embroidered breast cancer awareness ribbon on the back headrest. A percentage of the proceeds for these chairs will be donated to the NBCF (National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.). The Conte chair offers superb design and comfort down to the last detail. It features a polished metal base, self adjusting arms and an automatic self-adjusting mechanism, which has become a sought-after feature from Dauphin.

Originally introduced in 2008, Conte is also available in durable knit upholstery and has been embraced by the design community for both its looks and unparalleled comfort. With its automatic body weight adjustment feature and seat tilting mechanism, the chair itself ensures the perfect fit for every user. Conte’s seat and backrest follow your every move and the seat inclination adjusts the pelvis keeping the body in motion so symptoms of fatigue are quickly pre-empted.

Breast Cancer is a cause close to Dauphin’s heart as employees, their families and friends have been affected by this disease. Dauphin views this promotion as a social responsibility and hopes that the limited-edition Breast Cancer Awareness Conte chair will help provide resources for those in need through the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation extends women's lives through education about breast cancer and early detection and provides hope to women and families affected by breast cancer through a community of caring support and encouragement. NBCF also provides mammograms for those in need and enables those diagnosed with breast cancer to have fulfilling lives during their treatment and afterward.

Dauphin has had a long-standing involvement in breast cancer research. In addition to the Conte Breast Cancer program for NBCF, Dauphin has been participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure nationwide and working with the Common Thread for the Cure Foundation and their Tour 4 The Cure Foundation. Dauphin will be exhibiting at the upcoming Neocon East in booths # 1949 & 1851.

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