Meet Mariko Sakurai, Our New Central Regional Sales Manager

Currently making her home in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of Texas, Mariko Sakurai will be cutting a wide swath through the middle of the country in her new role as The Homer Laughlin China Company’s central regional sales manager. Responsible for the entirety of a dozen states and parts of two more, her territory stretches from her home base of Texas all the way through North Dakota.

She will be working closely with regional representative groups and directly with chains and independent restaurants to represent all Homer Laughlin dinnerware lines as well as The Hall China Company lines of serving ware, cookware, accessories, and completer items. 

“Mariko is an accomplished sales manager with extensive national accounts experience,” said Scott Gibbs, director of sales. “She blends skills in marketing and sales with a background in purchasing, and we think this combination makes her an excellent asset to Homer Laughlin and our customers. She has an uncanny knack for understanding customer needs — and then solving them.”

Mariko has more than 25 years of experience in sales and purchasing in the foodservice industry, most recently serving as national accounts manager for the western region for EveryWare Global/Oneida/Anchor Hocking. 

A longtime resident of the western half of the United States, Sakurai received her business degree from California State University at East Bay.

December 2017


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