Tableware manufacturer Arc has appointed Kris Malkoski as CEO of Arc Americas.

Kris Malkoski was most recently President, Global Business and Chief Commercial Officer for World Kitchen, a $700 million global housewares company.

Nicholas Hodler, Arc President & CEO. “Kris’ knowledge of the global houseware market, expertise in implementing strong strategic commercial and e-commerce programmes, and her leadership qualities will be undeniable assets for Arc Americas.”

“Arc’s commitment to sustainable innovation, dedication to quality, and continuity, alongside being a world-class manufacturer are values I am proud to stand for and advocate for,” said Malkoski.

Arc is currently implementing six strategic priorities, focusing on: safety; restoring profitability; customers; engaging employees; defining and controlling tools and processes; and innovation.

Arc Americas has launched several projects geared to improving operating performance, gross sales and margins and reducing SG&A, along with rolling out its digital platform to drive e-commerce sales.