On April 30, 2013 Swarovski fully acquired the Chamilia jewelry company. Since 2011, Swarovski had been an investor in the company. After the deal, Chamilia will continue to operate at its Minneapolis office as separate business unit within Swarovski. Swarovski's CEO, Douglas Brown also became the CEO of Chamilia in early 2014.
Other additions to Chamilia are Cathy Ottaviano Chamilia as Vice President of Products and Peter Englehart as Director of Business Development. Ottaviano currently heads product and branding for Swarovski’s Touchstone Crystal division. Englehart brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the retail jewelry industry and he has previously served as general manager for Ross-Simons, chief operating officer of Shreve, Crump & Low, and Group Director for Tiffany & Co.
During 2014, Swarovski will work with Chamilia to build on this wonderful brand and we can't wait to see what is next for them!