New leadership at Hobby Lobby International
Mark Cleveland, new owner of Hobby Lobby International in Brentwood, Tennessee, has added several key people to his leadership team over the past several months. David Carley, new Chief Operating Officer, was formerly the VP of Product Development at Horizon Hobby. Larry Powell, Vice President of Retail Sales and Operations, has more than 20 years prior experience in sales and marketing in the cellular phone industry and is a lifelong radio control modeler. Finally, Debra Love recently joined the executive team as the Vice President of Marketing and Technology, responsible for Marketing, IT, and dealer sales. She is one of the original-founding members of Horizon Hobby, retiring from that company in 2006. They join longtime Hobby Lobby CFO, Mary Beth Army, and form the core executive team for the new, reinvigorated Hobby Lobby International. Cleveland notes, “I’m excited at the tremendous potential and the talent in this team and look forward to the positive impact that I know we’ll have on the industry.” Cleveland, an entrepreneur and owner of several other successful businesses, purchased Hobby Lobby International in March 2009.