Morbern, the leading North American designer and manufacturer of upholstery vinyl for commercial interior, marine and automotive markets, announces that Chris Zappala has joined the company as the sales agent for the West Coast. Zappala will lead the company’s presence in California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, and focus his efforts on the contract market, marine aftermarket and the automotive aftermarket. He officially joined the Morbern team March 23.
“Chris brings a wealth of experience in both coated fabrics and the architecture and design community,” said Morbern’s Director of Sales, Jordan Feltrup-Exum. Zappala will report to Feltrup-Exum. “In addition, his extensive network of contacts in the West will ensure Morbern’s growth in the region.”
Previously, Zappala spent nine years with Uniroyal Engineered Products, where he managed West Coast OEM and A&D accounts for coated fabrics. He also has experience in the kitchen and bath, and hospitality furnishings industries.
Zappala is a graduate of Tufts University with a bachelor’s in biochemistry.