HVG Decorative Fabrics and Films  recently made another move to increase its presence in the blinds and awnings market by announcing the appointment of Maria Macri as Business Development Manager, Blind/Awning in NSW.

Ms Macri will be responsible for building new accounts in the retail and manufacturing sectors and enhancing the profile of HVG’s Visiontex outdoor awning mesh.

The appointment of Ms Macri is part of HVG’s continuing investment in the blinds and awnings market and follows the launch of the Visiontex website in September.

Ms Macri explained, “I’m looking forward to the challenge of building the Visiontex product, which is new to the Australian market, into a well-known and respected brand that manufacturers and retailers will ask for by name.”

The Visiontex outdoor awning mesh range also includes Visiontex Plus and Visiontex Solar, offering improved versatility for awning, patio, pergola and drop blinds, screens, caravan awning walls, marine canopies, light weight sails and umbrellas.

Ms Macri previously worked in the decorative fabrics industry as a sales representative for Elliott Clarke, a high-end wholesaler of soft furnishings and upholstery fabrics.

“HVG has made a long-term commitment to increasing its presence in the blinds and awnings market and we are delighted to have found someone with Maria’s passion and experience for the role of Business Development Manager,” said Daniel Gollan, Business Manager, HVG Decorative Fabrics and Films.

“Maria has been a part of the fabrics industry for 11 years, working with both retailers and manufacturers, and I’ve no doubt she will be a huge asset to our company as we move ahead with this exciting stage of growth and investment.”