• Cecile Corral

Hoberman rejoins Trans-Ocean in executive role

New business development post

After more than a decade, Trans-Ocean is bringing back one of its former sales executives to fill a newly created post.

Stephen Hoberman has been named vice president of business development, responsible for generating new partnerships with both key suppliers and customers.

The move comes as Trans-Ocean — which next year turns 110 years old — continues to expand its designer line with Liora Manne for rugs, mats and pillows.

Hoberman began his career at Trans-Ocean in 2002 as a regional sales manager. Four years later he moved to Kane Carpet to become its national sales manager. He then joined Momeni in 2009, first as national sales manager and later as VP of sales — a post he held for the past three years before making the move back to Trans-Ocean.

“Stephen has spent the last decade as a respected leader in the industry,” saidCharles Peck, president, Trans-Ocean. “We are pleased to welcome him back to where he started

Cecile CorralCecile Corral | Senior Product Editor, Home & Textiles Today

Cecile B. Corral has been a product editor with Home Textiles Today since late 2000. She covers the area and accent rug, kitchen textiles, table linens, beach towels, decorative bath and decorative pillow categories, as well as some retail subjects.

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