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Jim Levine tapped for Surya Outdoor

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Calhoun, Ga. – Surya has hired Jim Levine for the newly created position of vp, Surya Outdoor.

He is to expand Surya’s outdoor product assortment, which currently includes rugs, pillows and poofs. This September, Surya will introduce ceramics, hurricane lamps, tabletop products and outdoor mirror and lighting categories set to debut at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market.

Levine will also build and oversee a sales force focused on retailers in the outdoor products business.

He will be based in Florida and report to Seth King, vice president of Sales.

Levine was previously owner and ceo of Porch & Patio, a casual furniture store that he grew from a single location to a seven-store chain. He also served as vp at Robb & Stucky Patio, where he managed retail operations. He most recently headed up importing and manufacturing for a startup outdoor furnishings company. Levine has received and/or been nominated for the Apollo Award, the highest award given to a casual furniture retailer, five times.

“Under Jim’s leadership, we look forward to significantly growing our range of fashion-forward outdoor offerings to support our goal of becoming the premier provider of coordinating accessories for the outdoor living segment,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya.

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