Simon and Pia Pearce, owners of the Vermont-based company, have announced the appointment of Rob Adams as President of Simon Pearce, Inc. In this newly created position, Adams takes on responsibility for all of Simon Pearce’s operations and reports directly to Simon Pearce, Chief Executive Officer.
Adams joins the 29-year old company with a wealth of expertise, energy and enthusiasm. Before joining Simon Pearce, Rob was the president and chief operating officer at Moving Station, a principal with a private equity firm, and a management consultant with Deloitte, all in Chicago, IL.
Rob is 1990 graduate of Dartmouth College and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His wife, Lauren, grew up in Norwich, Vermont, where her father, John Girard, has been a 5th grade teacher at Marion Cross for over 40 years. Rob and Lauren have a 6 year old, Charlie, and a 4 year old, Caroline, and will be living in Norwich.
About Simon Pearce
Simon Pearce designs, manufactures and markets original products in hand blown glass and handmade pottery and operates two fine dining establishments. Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce (simonpearce.com) originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. Simon Pearce has maintained a dedication to creating products that are beautifully designed, produced with premium quality materials and timehonored techniques and intended for a lifetime of everyday use. In 1981, the company moved to a historic woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Quechee remains the flagship for Simon Pearce’s retail, restaurant and production activities. The full range of glass and pottery designs embody traditional and contemporary styles—all with classic simplicity, elegance and everyday functionality. The line is available at 12 company owned retail stores, through a nationwide network of signature stores, via mail-order catalogue and online.