HLC Names Foodservice & General Marketing Manager


Katie McIlvain has assumed marketing duties

Newell, WV—The HLC family of companies is proud to announce the promotion of Katie McIlvain to the position of Foodservice & General Marketing Manager in November 2015.

McIlvain, who received an MBA with a focus in marketing from Duquesne University in 2014, has been with the company for six years. In her new position, she will be responsible for end-user commercial and non-commercial foodservice communications and comprehensive support of the largest dealer community in the professional dinnerware category. Her duties include monitoring market trends; developing, implementing, and executing growth initiatives; cultivating customer-specific insight to drive customer service and marketing activities; and envisioning and executing short- and long-term sales goals for the company.

“I am working with our amazing network of dealers and distributors to expand the reach of our brand,” said McIlvain. “With the unique quality, craftsmanship, and sheer quantity of our products, we can elevate the dining experience for every tabletop. I want to excite our customers (and their guests) by guiding them to the perfect dinnerware for their establishment.”

“Katie is a great fit for this position,” said Dick Blatchford, general sales manager. “We were pleased to find a place for her to grow more aggressively with the company, and are equally pleased to see the position grow with her. She took the reins and immediately began to distinguish herself in her new role.”

About The Homer Laughlin China Company

The Homer Laughlin China Company (HLC Inc.), founded in 1871, is the largest domestic tableware manufacturer in the United States, employing over 800 skilled craftsmen in a 37-acre facility. Homer Laughlin China, Kenilworth, and Hall China comprise the HLC Inc. family of companies. HLC’s diverse range of lead-free commercial dinnerware meets every conceivable need for today’s discerning chefs and restaurateurs. Setting the tone — not just the table — is at the heart of the HLC commitment to its customers. For more information, please contact HLC Inc., 672 Fiesta Drive, Newell, WV 26050. Phone: (800) 452-4462. Fax: (800) 533-8918. Web: www.hlcdinnerware.com Email: hlc@hlchina.com.