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Mark Grand joins PHI

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Mark Grand will join PHI, formerly Peking Handicraft, in the newly created position of coo. In this capacity he will be responsible for running most aspects of the companies U.S. operations. He reports to Dicky Lo, owner and ceo, and joins the company on March 10.

"As a company that owns its manufacturing facilities in China, PHI is well-positioned for growth in the future, becoming an even more attractive partner for both retailers and suppliers in the next few years. My joining the company will allow Dicky and Annie Lo to spend more time in China, to find more facilities, expand capacities and product categories, and build infrastructure and logistics support," said Grand.

PHI currently produces quilts, sheets, comforters and accessories, duvet covers, decorative pillows, window coverings and decorative tabletop items for gift.

Grand was most recently vp, gmm of home fashions at Sears, where for seven years he ran the bed and bath, window coverings, housewares, floor coverings, custom decorating, luggage and RTA furniture business. He also oversaw Sears' re-entry into the mattress business.

Before Sears, Grand was at Strouds for eight years and before that at Federated's Abraham & Straus and Bullock's divisions.

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