June 2, 2008, 12:00 AM

Allied Trade Group Inc. adds two executives to its ranks

With 22 home furnishings e-commerce sites and 12 showrooms, the Washington State-based ATG Stores looks to new hires to help fuel growth.

ATG Stores, which operates 22 home furnishing e-commerce sites and 12 retail showrooms in Washington State, has hired two new executives to support its growth. Mark Mills has been named vice president of retail operations and Michael Pinkowski has been appointed director of marketing.

“Mike and Mark are talented individuals with strong visions for business development,” says Gary Rubens, CEO. “I’m positive they will both grow to become true assets to the ATG Stores family.”

Mills, with more than 20 years of experience in senior-level retail management, was previously with Mills Music, a music retail chain with 12 stores in the Pacific Northwest. ATG Stores expects to leverage his experience in customer service, sales, and retail development to support an “aggressive growth model,” according to the company. In his new role, Mills will focus on expanding the market to position ATG Stores as a premier home décor destination for consumers.

Pinkowksi has held several senior management positions with e-commerce and home furnishings industries. Previously, he was chief operating officer of iFloor.com, director of marketing at Mannington Mills, and president of EZ Paint Tools. In his new role he’ll support ATG Stores’ growth and expansion into new markets, according to the company.

Through its online stores and showrooms, ATG Stores offers access to one million products from more than 600 home furnishings and décor manufacturers. Its 22 web sites together receive more than one million unique site visitors per month, according to the company.

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