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Faber-Castell adds exec with creativity credentials


Art suppliers and writing instrument supplier Faber-Castell USA named Delanie West as VP of the company’s Creativity Center.

In her new role, West will be responsible for the development, design and creative services hub of Faber-Castell USA and the Creativity for Kids and Faber-Castell brands. West was previously creative director at Black Girls RUN, SDI Technologies (iHome) and was vp and general manager of creative and product development at EK Success/Wilton Brands, where she specialized in international product sourcing, key account and manufacturer relations, product, brand, art & design development, color forecasting & trend spotting.

“We are delighted and energized to add Delanie to our team,” said Jamie Gallagher, Faber-Castell USA CEO. “Her role will be crucial as we continue to develop and market products that provide the best quality, creative experiences for a lifetime.”

West will also serve as a member of the Faber-Castell USA operating committee. Faber-Castell USA is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is part of the global network of Faber-Castell companies in countries such as Australia, Brazil and Malaysia. The firm was founded more than 250 years ago as a pencil manufacturer, but today markets brands such as Creativity for Kids, Premium Children’s Art Products, Design Memory Craft, Creative Studio, Art & Graphic, Design and Graf Von Faber-Castell.

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