After 18 years working as the creative director for Holiday Foliage, Ron Bauer is set to retire Dec. 15.
Bauer joined Holiday Foliage in October 2000. During his tenure at Holiday Foliage, he has been responsible for all creative design aspects of decoratives, Christmas, and store fixturing. He was tasked with creating an entire new product category, store fixturing, when Holiday Foliage acquired a full metal and wood manufacturing facility in 2002. He took on the challenge and managed to build Holiday Foliage into a visual leader with his trendsetting designs.
Bauer has had a long, vast history in the visual merchandising industry. He was previously VP creative director, Elevations; creative director at Colonial Displays; VP visual merchandising at The Broadway; and director of visual merchandising at Marshall Field’s.
“I am grateful to have spent nearly 18 years with this terrific company, and feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to lead all of its visual products and design direction,” says Bauer. I am very proud of what we have been able to accomplish at Holiday Foliage together during many years of both successes and challenges.
“It’s the right time for me to retire for a number of reasons,” he adds. “First, I have built a strong portfolio of products that creatively has driven Holiday Foliage to be a visual merchandising leader; and as a result, the company is creatively positioned for continued product success. Second, I and the senior leadership agree that with my creative direction and the opportunities their manufacturing capabilities offer, the creative vision for the company will continue to guide Holiday Foliage for many years to come, and this gives me great confidence about Holiday Foliage’s future success.”