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11/18/2022

Store design veteran, SPECS advocate passes away

Deena Amato-McCoy
SPECS Program Director
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Tony Camilletti
Anthony Camilletti passed away on November 14, 2022.

Anthony (Tony) Camilletti, national account executive at Federal Heath, died suddenly on November 14, 2022, at his home in Washington, Mich.

Camilletti spent five decades in the commercial interior design industry as a brand strategist with a specialization in retail. He held a variety of leadership roles for retailers and design firms throughout his career. For 18 years, he was senior VP for design/architect JGA, followed by 15 years as executive VP at D|Fab, where he focused on blending design and décor manufacturing for retail brands.

Specifically, Camilletti ’s efforts centered on visual retail marketing initiatives for companies focused on fast-fashion, upscale technology, communications and eyewear.

Camilletti was also a recurring speaker and long-time advocate of Chain Store Ages SPECS events.

He relied on LinkedIn to educate his network and the retail industry about the importance of store design, the elements that influence the store experience, and keeping pace with accelerated change and customer expectations, according to a LinkedIn post.

Camilletti’s professional goal for the new year was "to put fun back in function,” according to his January 2022 LinkedIn post. It continued, “So much to do in 2022: Stores that excite. Brand stories to tell. Customers to delight. Merchandise to sell.”

Outside of work, Camilletti had a passion for music and singing, and performed at jazz clubs, churches, choir halls and in Christmas programs across the Detroit Metro area. Much of his work included covers from iconic artists including Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and other jazz legends.

Camilletti is survived by his wife, Jean Camilletti, and their daughter, Jenna Camilletti.