CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2013) – The Board of Directors at Bentley Prince Street today announced the appointment of Ralph Grogan to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. Grogan brings more than 30 years of relevant experience in the carpet industry having served in senior management positions with several carpet manufacturers, including chief operating officer of Tandus Flooring. Grogan succeeds Anthony Minite, who stepped down as President and CEO of the company last week.
“We are fortunate to have someone of Ralph Grogan’s caliber and experience to lead Bentley Prince Street going forward,” said Mac Bridger, board member and interim CEO of Bentley Prince Street. “Anyone who has followed Ralph’s career knows he is the right person for this position and brings a successful track record of leading some of the top carpet brands in our industry.
Includes all of the Company’s Award-Winning Carpet Products Plus a Variety of Borders, Edges & Backings
[City of Industry, CA – January 14, 2013] Bentley Prince Street is thrilled to launch its new Area Rug Program, designed to meet the growing demand for soft flooring options to complement hard surface flooring in corporate and residential design. Having offered custom area rug products since 1979, the company was inspired to go back to the drawing board in recent years to create a user-friendly area rug program for its customers. Now, designers, architects and homeowners may achieve luxury design space that reflects beauty, color, texture and function with award-winning, high-quality carpet products.
Newly Assembled Design Team will Honor the Company’s Award-Winning Legacy while Fully Embracing the Future
[City of Industry, CA – January 2, 2013] Bentley Prince Street, an industry leader in color and design, is proud to announce its new Vice President of Product Design Todd van der Kruik. Van der Kruik is a former Senior Designer for Bentley Prince Street who has gone on to build a reputation as an artist and innovator in flooring and textile design. Bentley Prince Street is known for award-winning design and quality, and this move positions the company to be more competitive in all areas of commercial interiors.
Under van der Kruik’s leadership, the design team will focus on value through cutting-edge design and sustainability and on making a statement in the environment the company has been trusted to enhance for over three decades.
Company Previously Won in 2011 for So Vintage™
City of Industry, CA – [December 6, 2012] Bentley Prince Street’s newly launched Iconic Intensity has garnered the company an Ultron Doc Award for the second year in a row. Iconic Intensity is the next generation of Bentley Prince Street’s acclaimed product, Iconic™. Featuring a reimagined and progressive color line, Iconic Intensity represents a bold arrangement of stripes and textures. The annual award recognizes carpet mills for outstanding achievement in originality, color and texture combination, as well as usability. In addition to being this year’s recipient, Bentley Prince Street also won the 2011 Ultron Doc Award for So Vintage.
Winners to be Announced November 29th in New York
[City of Industry, CA – November 12, 2012] Bentley Prince Street is thrilled to announce that Interior Design Magazine has honored So Vintage as a finalist for the Best of Year competition, in the broadloom category. The Best of Year Product Design finalists are selected by interior designers and architects via an online vote and the winners are chosen by editor in chief Cindy Allen and a jury of design leaders. Winners will be announced live November 29th during a celebration in New York City and featured in the December issue of Interior Design. Bentley Prince Street won Best Broadloom Carpet of the Year in 2010 for Domestic Alchemy™.
“I cannot imagine a more fitting way to cap off this monumental year than to be recognized in this way,” says Anthony Minite, president and CEO.
New Product Delivers Bold Color, Texture & Sophistication
Shown: Iconic intensity Area Rug
Baltimore, MD – [October 17, 2012] Bentley Prince Street, Inc. brings vintage, California design to NeoCon East, October 17th and 18th at the Baltimore Convention Center. Bentley Prince Street will be showcasing the newly launched Iconic Intensity in broadloom and carpet tile, as well as its Area Rug program, scheduled to debut in November. NeoCon East is the premier design exposition and conference on the East Coast for the A&D community. Bentley Prince Street’s award-winning floorcovering solutions will be available in Booth #2233. Attendees will also notice that Bentley Prince Street products extend beyond Booth #2233, as various products from the Saturnia Collection™ are visible throughout the Baltimore Convention Center and Industrial Society Loop™ will be installed in the GSA booth.
Award-winning Product Available in Broadloom, Carpet Tile and Area Rugs
[City of Industry, CA – August 30, 2012] So Vintage by Bentley Prince Street offers whimsical contrasts and charming textures that will make a statement in corporate, hospitality and retail installations. The product is inspired by vintage fabrics of the silver screen era, but is truly modern in terms of its color line and organic, medium-scale patterning. So Vintage also emphasizes usability and coordinates easily with other Bentley Prince Street products including the best-selling Kings Road™, popular Edge City™ and soon-to-be-launched Iconic Intensity™.
“We are all very excited and proud of what we have in So Vintage and feel it has great appeal,” says Anthony Minite, president of Bentley Prince Street. “We’ve had tremendous response from our customers about its unique colorways and texture combinations.
[City of Industry, CA – August 17, 2012] This year marks the sixth consecutive year that Bentley Prince Street has been honored as one of the Best Places to Work in Los Angeles. Businesses were divided into three categories based on the size of the company: small (15-24 employees), medium (25-249 employees) and large (250 plus employees). Bentley Prince Street was a nominee in the large company category and was recognized for cultivating a culture of caring that emphasizes both people and the environment. The top 100 workplaces attended an awards luncheon on August 16 at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Los Angeles.
“We value each and every one of our associates and know that they are the secret to our success,” said Anthony Minite, president and CEO of Bentley Prince Street.
Unexpected Depth & Texture Ideal for Corporate, Government, Hospitality and Retail Settings
[City of Industry, CA – July 17, 2012] Illuminated Linen first debuted at NeoCon 2012 and Bentley Prince Street is proud to announce its official launch. Its unique texture, made possible with exclusive Invista® yarns, gives Illuminated Linen a look and feel unlike any other carpet product in the marketplace. With a non-traditional pattern and smart color line, Illuminated Linen is available in broadloom, three carpet tile sizes, and area rugs. Corporate, government, hospitality and retail settings feel complete, yet open – and illuminate beautifully with a sense of calm.
“Whether you’re looking to add warmth or soften hard surfaces, this product will outperform and outshine the competition,” says Anthony Minite, president.
Board recognizes president of Bentley Prince Street’s Longtime Support and Business Acumen with Unanimous Decision
[Pasadena, CA – May 11, 2012] In a unanimous vote, the Asset Network for Education Worldwide, Inc. (ANEW), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, board of directors selected Anthony Minite to serve as its next chairman. Minite also serves as president of Bentley Prince Street, California’s largest commercial carpet manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability. His appointment as chairman of the ANEW board is a natural progression based on his dedication to ANEW and to Social Sustainability.
“I am proud of the work ANEW does every day to strengthen the environment and support underserved communities,” says Minite.