Aug 03, 2012
Fab Friday with Paula Cecere
Drumroll please…it’s time for Fab Friday!! Before you start getting ready for all of your fabulous weekend plans, I want to share with you all the spectacular details of my chat with Paula Cecere, who manages the GE Monogram Design Center. Paula and I ran into each other at Vicente Wolf’s recent event and I couldn’t wait to learn more about what GE Monogram is up to. Robin Baron: Tell us about what you do! Paula Cecere: I've been with GE for ten years, nine of them as a member of the Monogram brand team. Prior to opening the GE Monogram Design Center in early 2008, I was a product manager, handling dishwashers and ventilation products, at headquarters in Louisville, KY. I jumped at the opportunity to run the showroom once we signed the lease, and I moved to New York City in October 2007 to oversee the construction of the space. Located in the A&D Building, the center features over 60 appliances in the line including three kitchens - one of them live for demonstrations and special events. Day to day, I assist designers, architects and consumers with their appliance selection. Between product specialist Corinne Taveras and myself, we handle the gamut of visitors - from those who are just browsing and looking for inspiration to people who bring in floor plans seeking assistance with selection of particular models. Thus, we can spend anywhere from two minutes to two hours with a showroom guest.