Anne Newmark and Jacob Khaykov, the Company's President and Operations Manager, respectively have a combined experience of over 30 years in the futon industry.
selected Mr. Khaykov based on his in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in the futon industry as well as his outstanding reputation for excellence.
...Anne Newmark, President and CEO
...Anne Newmark, President and CEOFounder and President of Star Futon, Anne has over 15 years of experience in the futon business.She held a senior management position at a major futon manufacturer prior to launching her own company.
The invaluable experience she
gained in every aspect of the futon industry - production, sales, accounting and administrative management - gave her
the knowledge she
needed to form her
forward-thinking approach about the future evolution of futons keeps her
staff hopping to create new and innovative combinations of materials, while always ensuring consistency in quality and value.
It is rare for a woman to be running a manufacturing company of any kind, particularly in futon manufacturing.But Anne
is no ordinary woman.Deborah Hoffman, Executive Director of the Paterson Economic Development Corporation, who interviewed Ms. Newmark for an article that appeared in the May, 1999 edition of the Paterson Economic Development REPORT, said "She is one tough lady.
Her dog, Butterball, kept watch over Anne
and Gricel while they were setting up the factory.