Baltimore-based Gable, a manufacturer of signs, digital displays, audio-visual and media and lighting solutions, announces Ken Lay as the company’s design director of Gable’s Solutions Design Group, a team of 17 designers who support design-build and design-assist-build projects.
In his new role, Lay will provide design leadership and management, concept and creative expertise, and process and design development. Lay will be working closely with and under the direction of entertainment industry veteran Michael Shulman, Gable’s senior vice president of design and development.
Lay brings more than 20 years of design expertise in retail design and planning, creative direction, omnichannel integration and environmental graphic design. He has led multidisciplinary design teams for dynamic architecture and design initiatives through managing, developing, and delivering designs for projects with budgets from $500 to $550 million.
His most recent endeavors at the helm of design include careers at Luxottica and Macy’s.
“Bringing Ken Lay to Gable as design director deepens our retail and architectural design expertise and advances our approach to managing projects with a hands-on, pragmatic architectural design,” says Schulman. “His background and our start-up mentality will allow us to grow as a design-centric thought leader.”