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History

The Beginnings of Hastings

Hastings Tile & Bath has been at the forefront of design, providing architectural products to the building industry, beginning with pavers for large-scale installations such as the walkways that surround New York City’s Central Park. In the 1970s, we began importing tile and bath products from Italy for the high-end home furnishings industry. Today, Hastings products are sold through leading bath and kitchen dealers across the country, including our own 4,600 square foot showroom in the Architects & Designers Building in New York City. Known for providing a full range of innovative and functional products to architects and designers, Hastings Tile & Bath continues its long tradition of sourcing striking tile and plumbing products from Europe. Our collections have included some of the finest names in the industry: Fornasetti, Philippe Starck, Andrée Putnam and Gio Ponti. We are also the exclusive importer and distributor of the Arne Jacobsen designed, multiple award-winning VOLA line in the United States.

Mission

Our Mission at Hastings

We seek to inspire by sourcing and offering the most unique, exclusive and design forward bath and tile products on the market. Serving architects, designers and end-users as a guide to envision, picture and capture their design aspirations. We sell and service these products with the highest standards and a customer-focused purpose.

Our Team

Customer/Technical Service

Janet Allison

Customer Service & Purchasing Manager

Janet has been part of the team since 2003, and her position is twofold; as purchasing manager, she is responsible for all stock and special order products which she secures by communicating on a daily basis with the many European factories that Hastings works with. She also oversees…

John Kamuda

Technical Services Manager

John has been with Hastings since 2005, and because he is a man of few words, the best way to describe his role is with this one word: essential. His strength is his ability to think outside the box when it comes to solving any/all technical issues that might arise. I’ve been here so long there are no surprises. I don’t hold back…

Kerry Kennedy

Customer Service Representative

Kerry is a recent addition to the Hastings family, having joined the company in February 2018. In her role as a customer service representative she handles all incoming orders and helps resolve any customer service issues. Kerry has found that having been trained (and certified) as a Private Investigator is excellent…

Sales/Marketing Team

Bob Gifford

Director of Business Development

Bob came on board in 1991 as Designer of ShowerTech systems and his roles have steadily expanded within the company. Today he is responsible for all aspects of sales and marketing, showroom and product training. When not going between headquarters in Ronkonkoma and the New York City showroom or visiting dealer…

Cary Hergenrother

National Sales Manager

Cary has been inspiring and motivating the Hastings’ sales teams and showroom partners from 2001-2012 and again beginning in 2017. He is the most enthusiastic brand ambassador for Hastings; educating everyone about the benefits of bringing the most beautiful, innovative European faucetry…

Nazarena Febrero

North East Regional Sales Manager

Nazarena has had a long career with Hastings, first in 2003-2010 and again since 2018. Her educational background in Industrial Design fuels her passion for product design; particularly products used in daily life. Her experience and knowledge that comes from visiting factories and seeing product production up close…

Corporate Office & Warehouse

Ryan Homola

Controller

Ryan began his career at Hastings in 2015 as a member of the sales team in Hastings New York City showroom. As a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Business Management, he quickly showed his aptitude for accounting and finances and was promoted to Controller in 2018. His role includes guiding and managing…

Charlene Hynes

General Accounting Manager

Charlene has been keeping our numbers straight since 1994. A huge fan of Hastings complete catalog of products, Charlene somehow manages to keep everything in order, which is not easy when you have such a rich catalog. She considers herself to be a great team player, which is important when you are juggling as much…

John Ardila

Warehouse Manager

John has been keeping our warehouse in order since 2002, making sure that our customers receive their orders on time. Nothing escapes John; he takes his role seriously, as he is actually the first person to see and handle customer’s products. Favorite product(s): VOLA’s T39 Towel Warmer because of its minimalist…

Ronnie Lofton

Order Processor, Shipping and Warehouse Maintenance

A Jack-of-all-Trades, Ronnie’s role at Hastings is multi-pronged; he might say he’s the resident Handyman, but we know that his role is bigger. Since 1992 Ronnie has kept us in good stead – you cannot run a warehouse without someone like Ronnie…

Showroom

Meet the showroom team located in the Architects & Designers building in Manhattan.