Carnegie Appoints Three Execs

Jim Kaplan is named CEO

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Carnegie has announced three key appointments to its executive staff. 

Jim Kaplan is named ceo of Carnegie and joins the company’s board of directors. Since joining Carnegie as president last year, Kaplan has worked with leadership to develop a growth plan built on Carnegie’s values of sustainability, innovation and design. As CEO, Kaplan will implement a strategic path forward that elevates and expands Carnegie’s existing product offering, introduces growth in key markets, and offers a higher level of service and improved user experience for architects and designers. 
    
Adam Weiss, joined Carnegie as chief financial officer. A CPA with more than 15 years of experience in both public and private accounting, Weiss most recently served as vice president of finance for DCI-Design Communications, LLC, a private-equity-backed firm by Peterson Partners. In that capacity, he built and oversaw the finance function and led the firm through a very successful sale to Marlin Equity Partners. Previously, he held leadership roles in audit, compliance, and finance at Arrow Electronics. Weiss began his career with KPMG, LLP 

Erika Gaies has been promoted to executive vice president of sales, North America, effective January 2019. Gaies joined Carnegie as sales representative for the Greater Chicago Area and Wisconsin in May 2011. Since then, she has served in progressively more senior sales roles including director, vice president and executive vice president of sales for the Chicago region. She has held the role of evp, sales strategy since August 2018. Gaies will lead Carnegie’s sales organization and strategy with a forward-thinking approach to the changing landscape of sales in the industry.

Photo of Jim Kaplan: Courtesy of Carnegie