KOHLER, Wis., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Kohler Co. -- a global leader in
kitchen and bath products, fine home furnishings, power systems,
hospitality and golf destinations -- announces the acquisition of Mark
David, an upscale provider of sourced case goods and upholstered seating to
the hospitality industry. The acquisition was completed May 2; terms were
Mark David joins the Kohler Interiors Group, which is comprised of the
Baker and McGuire brands of fine furnishings, Ann Sacks tile and stone, and
Kallista, a luxury plumbing brand. Mark David started in 1990 as a
privately held, family-owned company, and has become a well-recognized
supplier of case goods and seating to many of the four- and five-star
hospitality properties throughout the United States. The company provides
its hospitality customers a mix of classic, modern, casual, transitional
and outdoor options for both guest rooms and public areas.
"Mark David provides a strong complement to our existing portfolio of
premier home fashion brands. We intend to leverage Mark David's expertise
in the hospitality segment, as well as the brand's focus on product value
and processes that support outstanding customer response," said Rachel
Kohler, Group President-Interiors. "All brands in the Kohler Interiors
Group will be enhanced as we combine our existing depth of design and
product resources with Mark David's ability to serve a highly demanding
Mark Norcross, the company's founder, will serve as President for the
brand, reporting to Rachel Kohler. Norcross, a well-respected leader within
the hospitality industry, was recognized last month by Hospitality Design
magazine with the Manfred Steinfield Award for Humanitarianism. The award
recognizes his commitment to corporate responsibility, community outreach
"We're excited to be joining forces with Kohler," said Norcross. "The
collective strength of the KOHLER brands in design, furniture, plumbing and
tile that Kohler offers the hospitality industry on a global scale is
impressive. We're all poised to be flexible and responsive to our
Mark David is currently headquartered in High Point, North
Carolina-USA, where upholstery production and warehouse facilities are
located. Customer order management and engineering is directed from an
office in Cebu, Philippines, and complemented by a sales and marketing
office in Shanghai, China.
About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin-USA, Kohler Co.
is one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in the United
States. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath
products, engines and power generation systems, cabinetry, tile and home
interiors, and international host to award-winning hospitality and
world-class golf destinations. Individuals can visit http://www.KOHLER.com
for more information.
The Kohler Interiors Group consists of the following brands: Baker
Knapp & Tubbs, Inc., a leading manufacturer and designer of fine home
furnishings, includes Baker furniture, Baker Knapp & Tubbs Showrooms, and
Baker Stores. The McGuire Furniture Company is internationally known for
creating high-end, designer furniture of rattan, woven peel, solid teak,
bamboo, Oriental hardwoods, laced rawhide and aluminum. Ann Sacks produces
inspiring designs in tile, stone, plumbing, lighting and accessories.
Kallista is known for its design of luxury plumbing products, offering
faucets and fixtures created for tasteful, whole-bath solutions.
About Mark David
Mark David, headquartered in High Point, North Carolina-USA, caters to
the high-end markets in hospitality, resorts, country clubs and
restaurants. Since the company started in 1990, Mark David serves the
professional interior designer and hospitality properties with classic,
modern, casual, transitional, and outdoor furnishings from its facilities
in High Point, the Philippines and China. Mark David is proud to furnish
some of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts including the Ritz
Carlton, Four Seasons, and Starwood. Individuals can visit
http://www.markdavid.net for more information.
SOURCE Kohler Co.