Thursday, December 31, 2009

Celebrity Outreach for 2009

LaJobi cribs chosen by A-list celebrities during 2009 included:

Chyler Leigh of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Marcy Rylan of “Guiding Light”

Monday, December 28, 2009

LAJOBI AWARDS & ACCOLADES

April, 2009 - Babi Italia’s Eastside Lifestyle™ Crib and Combo by LaJobi, Inc. won the Buzzillions® Reviewers’ Choice™ Award for Best Overall Lifestyle Crib & Combo for First Time Parents - Babi Italia’s Pinehurst Lifestyle™ Crib Also Named Finalist

January 2009 - Metroplex Baby MetroMoms Presents: The Best & Hottest Products From Pregnancy To Preschool™ -- The Metro Lifestyle Crib is named “Best Convertible Crib”

September, 2009 – LaJobi’s Lifestyle® cribs are named Consumer’s Digest Best Buy (premiere selection) for 2009, and LaJobi’s Classic cribs named Best Buy for the mid-range selection for 2009.

May, 2009 – LaJobi’s Dakota crib by Graco wins iParenting Media 2009 “Outstanding Product of the Year”Award

November, 2009 : Babi Italia by LaJobi, Inc. Wins the Buzzillions® Reviewers’ Choice™ “Most For Your Money” Award.

September 2008 – People Magazine’s Celebrity Baby Blog votes Bonavita’s METRO crib “Best Convertible Crib”.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Baby & Kids Magazine







LaJobi Announces Company Promotions


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Robert J. Rusnack and Brian Hultz were promoted from within juvenile furniture creator LaJobi Inc., to CFO and director of sales and customer service, respectively.

Rusnack came to LaJobi in 2005 with more than 18 years of diversified financial experience. He previously served as controller for LaJobi, where he was responsible for all accounting, budgeting and finance operations. In his new role, Rusnack will continue to work with the company's parent organization in implementing financial strategies for LaJobi's five brands of juvenile furniture and related accessories, which include Bonavita, Babi Italia, Europa Baby, Graco and Nursery 101, as well as Serta crib mattresses.

Hultz joined LaJobi in 2008 with an 18-year record of driving sales in the juvenile furniture industry. Prior to his promotion, he served as national sales manager for LaJobi, where he was responsible for territory sales growth of 18 percent during his tenure. He also managed 10 independent sales representatives throughout the U.S., the customer service department, and was responsible for distributors in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. In his new role, Hultz will be responsible for driving all aspects of sales and customer service programs.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kids Today

LaJobi Promotes Robert Rusnack, Brian Hultz
December 15, 2009
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Increased growth led to Hultz's new position

CRANBURY, N.J. – Juvenile furniture designer, manufacturer and distributor, LaJobi, Inc. has promoted Robert J. Rusnack to chief financial officer and Brian Hultz to director of sales and customer service, a new role for Hultz and for the company. They both report to Larry Bovina, president.

Rusnack came to LaJobi in 2005 with more than 18 years of diversified financial experience. He previously served as controller for LaJobi, where he was responsible for all accounting, budgeting and finance operations. In his new role, Rusnack will continue to work with the companies’ parent organization in implementing financial strategies for LaJobi’s five brands of juvenile furniture and related accessories, which include Bonavita, Babi Italia, Europa Baby, Graco and Nursery 101, as well as Serta crib mattresses.

“It is with great pleasure to announce the promotion of Robert J. Rusnack to chief financial officer for LaJobi,” said Bovina. “Robert has been instrumental in helping our company to grow and to make our transition into the Kid Brands, Inc. family very smooth. We are confident that in his new role he will ensure continued growth and profitability for the company.”

From 2000 to 2005, Rusnack served as controller and vice president of finance for Langeveld Bulb Company, one of the world’s leading flower bulb marketers based in Holland. During his tenure, Rusnack was responsible for $80 million in revenue and managing all accounting, budgeting and finance operations, as well as re-structuring company wide corporate insurance programs.

From 1986 to 2000, Rusnack held a range of high-level finance roles with companies such as IKON Office Solutions, a provider of innovative document management systems and services; American Signature commercial printing company; and Airshield International Composites & Subsidiaries.

Hultz started with LaJobi in 2008 with an 18-year proven track record of driving sales in the juvenile furniture industry.

He previously served as national sales manager for LaJobi, where he was responsible for territory sales growth of 18% during his tenure. He also managed 10 independent sales representatives throughout the United States, the customer service department, and was responsible for distributors in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

In his new role, Hultz is responsible for driving all aspects of sales and customer service programs for their five brands of juvenile furniture and related accessories.

“We are very pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion. During his time with LaJobi, Hultz has shown a keen awareness of the industry and its environment,” said Bivona. “With the tremendous growth we’ve experienced over the past three years, now is the time to have a focused leader in sales. We are confident that Brian Hultz will continue to deliver while leading our sales and customer service initiatives moving forward.”

From 2003 to 2008, Hultz served as the director of sales and as the national sales manager of Simplicity, Inc, where he was responsible for sales growth from $12 million to $87 million. Hultz also served various roles at Graco Children’s Products, Inc., from 1990 to 2003, where as national sales manager he was responsible for $17 million in sales.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

All Reviews





Bonavita's Seaside Collection Baby Crib
November 19, 2009
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Perfect for any nursery d├ęcor, the new Seaside Lifestyle crib from Bonavita exudes casual elegance. With honest lines and relaxed vintage appeal, the crib serves as the centerpiece to your new baby’s sanctuary.

Available in Dark Walnut or Classic White finish – suitable for a baby boy or baby girl – the Seaside Lifestyle crib comes with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty. The crib features a dual leg design for easy conversion from a crib to a toddler bed, day bed or even a full-size bed. The quality of this convertible crib ensures it will last as your child grows.

Bonavita’s Seaside collection also offers a dresser, chest and nightstand, with stylish natural accent baskets to keep necessities close at hand.