Scott Group Studio, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom, handmade luxury carpets, is announcing a leadership transition at the start of the New Year. After a year of robust growth, marked by showroom openings in Chicago, IL and New York City, NY, as well as the acquisition of PWV Studios Ltd., Scott Group is excited to name John Hart and Tim Hill as Co-Chief Executive Officers.
Hart has a 20-year record of driving growth and developing market leading luxury interiors brands. Hart joined Scott Group Studio in February of 2017 as Executive Vice President of Residential and Commercial, prior to which he led each of Kohler Company’s Ann Sacks, Kallista, Baker and McGuire businesses in a variety of general management and group marketing executive roles.
Hill joined Scott Group in 1996 as head of finance and operations, has been a co-owner since 1997, and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. Under his leadership, Scott Group has developed into a global leader in custom carpets and the preferred provider to a variety of the most exacting and prestigious clients in the private aviation, luxury residential and contract commercial markets.
With the appointments of Hart and Hill, Michael Ruggeri, who has served as President and CEO of Scott Group Studio since 1990, moves to a new position as Chairman of the Board. Ruggeri began his career at Scott Group Studio in 1979 and eventually purchased the company in 1997 along with Tim Hill and his brother, Rich Ruggeri.
“Having this CEO team with Tim Hill and John Hart will help us continue to build our momentum in both the A&D and aviation communities,” says Scott Group Studio Chairman Michael Ruggeri. “Additionally, these changes signify our continuous commitment to be a luxury brand leader and an important resource for our audience. Tim has been instrumental to the growth of Scott Group, and since joining us, John has made an instant impact and demonstrated he can lead us to new heights.”
“Mike’s vision, design-forward thinking and passion for providing exceptional products and service has been a life-long labor of love,” says Tim Hill. “I am looking forward to his continued support as our Chairman, and to working in partnership with John.”
Adds Hart, “I am humbled to have the opportunity to help lead the talented team at Scott Group Studio into the future. Tim, Mike, Rich and the Scott Group team have built a truly unique and outstanding business, and I am excited to help unleash its potential.”