Melissa Gross named Business Director, Tabletop

Robinson Home Products adds to its Team

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Eyeing expansion, former Shinola executive will take over tabletop business.


January 18, 2018 | By HBSDealer Staff

Melissa Gross

Robinson Home Products, a company whose kitchen-enhancing brands include Oneida, appointed Melissa Gross to the position of business director, tabletop. Gross brings to Robinson Home Products over twenty years of experience in product development, including global manufacturing, sourcing, and buying.

She recently served as the director of product development for Shinola Detroit, LLC. where she was responsible for all sourcing, development, and production of the Shinola branded product, developing merchandising strategies and negotiating final pricing.

Prior to her employment with Shinola, Gross developed product lines for companies such as Springs Global US, Inc., Ralph Lauren Corporation, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., and others, establishing a successful record of sound business judgment, responsibility, and achievement. 

Ross Patterson, President, Robinson Home Products, stated:

We welcome and appreciate Melissa's rich experience in brand and product management, both on the vendor side and on the buyer side of our industry,” said Ross Patterson, president, Robinson Home Products. “Melissa comes to us at a pivotal time in Robinson Home Products growth and expansion as we celebrate double-digit growth of our core businesses and enter a time of exciting, new owned-brand launches."   

Gross will be based out of the Robinson Home Products, NYC office location.