Mary Holt, previously Executive VP of Creative at Carnegie, has been promoted to President of Carnegie Upholstery, where she will oversee the department and work closely with Chase Taylor, who joins the company as the new Studio Director of Carneige Upholstery.

“As we’ve identified gaps within the upholstery market and designers’ need for impact in commercial environments, we’ve also developed plans to grow our offering of innovative high-performance textiles with fresh and original designs,” said Jim Kaplan, CEO of Carnegie.

As President of Carneige Upholstery Division, Holt has the unique privilege of bringing a design perspective to the leadership role, having served as the creative director of the upholstery division for 20 years prior. Holt will help guide the upholstery division’s strategy with design thinking and problem solving to meet new demands within the market.

“Our goal is to create with design-forward choices, and introduce upholstery textiles that go above and beyond in terms of performance,” said Holt. “We’re excited to welcome Chase to the team, and achieve the visual inspiration that designers have come to expect from Carnegie.”

As Studio Director of Upholstery, Taylor will lead a team of designers at Carnegie’s Creative Studio, overseeing the design of all upholstery products. Taylor joins Carnegie as an experienced textile designer, following five years as Senior Designer at Pollack, and a role in editorial at Martha Stewart Living. Her unique perspective is informed by a strong art and design background that includes a Masters in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a year studying at Parsons School of Art and Design in Paris.

“We’re looking for exciting high performance and sustainable options, beyond just recycled content, which can range from bio-based textiles to PVC-free coated fabrics, as well as textiles with inherent performance qualities that remove the need for toxic or environmentally damaging finishes,” said Taylor. “I am excited to tap into Carnegie’s commitment to innovation.”

Stephanie Powers joins Carnegie as the Executive VP of Marketing and Digital Strategy.

Stephanie Powers brings a background in enterprise technology start-ups to her role as EVP, Marketing and Digital Strategy at Carnegie. She recently led global web and operations for ad-tech giant Criteo, where she reframed their marketing strategy to deliver a digital experience in line with Criteo’s global reach and multi-product offerings. Her experience in both foundational, classic marketing strategies, and cutting-edge digital approaches creates a uniquely holistic, personal, and connected customer experience that launches Carnegie into a new way of doing business.

“As we develop new and innovative ways to interact both externally and internally Stephanie brings a different perspective and skill set that will allow Carnegie to be a leader in technology-based interfacing. We are thrilled to have her on board”, said Jim Kaplan.