Ron Kass named president and COO of Hunter Douglas

Kass will take over for Hopkins as president of the company.

Hunter Douglas has promoted Ron Kass to the title of president and COO, effective Jan. 1, 2014.

"Hunter Douglas and I are most fortunate, indeed, to have an individual of Ron's high caliber and outstanding record of performance to take on this new and larger leadership role for our great company," said president and CEO Marv Hopkins. "I have no doubt he will help lead Hunter Douglas to even higher levels of excellence in the months and years ahead."

Kass, who currently serves as president of the Hunter Douglas Design Products Group and the Independent Fabricator Group of companies (as well as the EVP of marketing), has been with the company since 2005.

"It is noteworthy that each of these important organizations has, under Kass's intelligent and inspired leadership over the past several years, significantly improved its overall performance and results," added Hopkins.

Previously, Kass was president and CEO of fabrics company The Robert Allen Group. He also worked for 13 years at Knoll, a global office and residential furnishings company.

Kass will continue to report directly to Hopkins, who will become chairman and CEO.

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