As product design manager for Hanwha Surfaces, Michael will be responsible for market trend analysis and recommendations for new product design and development of colors and textures for its portfolio of surfacing solutions, including HanStone Quartz and Hanex Solid Surfaces.
“The opportunity to be part of a driven and determined team that is dedicated to their craft is the reason I am here,” says Talbot. “Good design is all around us, but great design is much more elusive, and I’m excited to be working with a company that’s committed to being known for great design.” Prior to joining Hanwha Surfaces, Michael served as a senior product designer for Shaw Industries where he was involved with the launch of several product collections, which earned Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year Award and the Nightingale Gold Award, respectively. He also held positions as an interior designer with Heery International, Commercial Design Interiors, and Gensler.
“We believe that quartz and solid surface design is just getting started and that there is so much design innovation waiting to happen. Michael’s unique blend of creative vision, industry expertise and interior design experience in both the residential and commercial markets adds a tremendous amount of value to our company during this period of growth and innovation,” says Mark Abbas, marketing director of Hanwha Surfaces. “His passion for design and diverse perspective aligns well with our commitment to industry-leading products and growing market popularity. We’re very excited to have Michael join our team in this key role.”