BOCA RATON, Fla.–Expanding its sales department with two newly created director of field sales positions, Epoca International has announced the hiring of Robert Radford for the Southeast and Lynn Uzzo for the West. Both Radford and Uzzo will report to Jeff Brainard, senior vice president sales.
“Our business has become more dynamic over the past few years, both our Ecolution cookware business and our Primula beverage prep business. We have demand from new retailers, and are committed to our current retail partners to storytelling the brands and the products,” said Executive Vice President Brian Melzer. “We are delighted to welcome both Robert and Lynn to our company and look forward to their many contributions.”
Radford has joined the company in Tampa, Fla., from Ottlite Technologies, leaders in natural lighting for crafting, office and home environments. After a series of positions of increasing responsibilities, he spent the last three years as vice president of sales. Prior to that, he was with Salton Time Products. He will cover Texas, Florida and the Carolinas.
Lynn Uzzo joins Epoca International in January after a successful five years with Brady Marketing, where she was sales manager for key specialty and high-end retailers for brands such as All Clad, Riedel and Shun Cutlery. Previously, Uzzo worked with Acco brands in the educational strategy business, and with Crayola as their national account manager. She will cover California, the Northwest, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii.