Christofle chief executive officer in the Americas, Bentley Frost Hardwick

Christofle, the French luxury manufacturer of fine silver and home accessories, has named Bentley Frost Hardwick as president and chief executive officer in the Americas, taking over the role from Nicolas Krafft, who will now be overseeing the France and U.K. territories.

Hardwick brings more than two decades of experience within the luxury home and lifestyle category, notably spending much of her career at Calvin Klein Home, where she rose to global vice president, managing director.

According to the upscale silverware-maker, which is owned by the Dubai-based Chalhoub Group, Hardwick will be responsible for all North America, Central America and South American subsidiaries, using her experience directing brand positioning and business expansion to support Christofle’s stand-alone boutiques, e-commerce, wholesale and corporate hospitality.

In addition to its signature silverware, Christofle designs jewelry and household objects. The brand has 10 boutiques throughout the U.S. with several wholesale partners including Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys and Bloomingdale’s.

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