About Us

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Ryszard Gliniecki

Managing Director

Choix Naturel co-founder and joint Managing Director Ryszard (Rick) Gliniecki has been in the textile / Carpet / Rug / Design industry for 36 years. He is the world pioneer of natural undyed alpaca carpets. Rick is passionate about all things environmentally friendly. 18 years ago he decided to determine if it was possible to take one of the world’s most luxurious fibres and create an undyed ‘shade repeatable’ range of carpets. Through research and development within his yarn spinning and tufting/ finishing mill and testing by the CSIRO and Australian Wool Testing Authority, Rick identified the numerous features and benefits achievable over regular carpets. He painstakingly invested 18 years developing and refining the process to create the products he now believes to be amongst the most prestigious, socially responsible and environmentally friendliest available in the global market.

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Serge Giampetrone

Managing Director

Business partner and joint Managing Director Serge Giampetrone has had a long distinguished career in Financial Planning, operating his own practice for over 20 years. He has a solid and ethical business background and believes in creating and maintaining sound policy and procedure. Serge is an innovative thinker, constantly seeking out and implementing state-of-the-art accounting software and improved methods. He has a strong focus on customer service and insists that clients and stakeholders globally are able to access requires information readily. Serge recently sold his company to co-found Choix Naturel as he shares Rick’s passion and vision in every aspect of the products and the industry.

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Krysia Patterson

Operations Manager

Krysia Patterson has been in the floor covering industry for over 30 years. Although she has left a few times over the years to pursue other interests Krysia kept returning, as her true passion lays with the industry.
She has worked both in management and sales, and was a key staff member with Australia’s largest floor covering wholesaler for a number of years.
Krysia is respected in the industry for her knowledge and experience; and admired for her interpersonal skills with both clients and contractors. Due to these attributes accompanied by meticulous attention to every detail, Krysia was enticed to join Choix Naturel, and we are proud to have her as our Operations Manager.

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Mary Brennan

ASID CAPS Director of Design - Global

Mary is an accomplished and highly credentialed Interior Designer with more than 20 years of experience creating luxury interior spaces. She is a prominent and respected leader in the industry, as evidenced by her position as a recent past President of the American Society of Interior Designers (NJ). Mary currently serves on the board of directors for the Builders Association, is a design educator, author and sought after speaker. As a major supplier ‘preferred’ interior designer based in the dynamic New York City area, Mary’s access to working with the world’s finest and most exclusive materials led her to discovering and then specifying Choix Naturel for her discerning clientele. Captivated by how rare it is to find in one product both extreme luxury with the highest regard for environmentally friendlier and socially responsible manufacturing, Mary chose to join Choix Naturel. Her decision was indeed influenced by being given creative license in pushing the boundaries of innovative and clever design to be produced on new state-of-the-art equipment.

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Ton Nu Bao Khuyen (Kate)

Singapore, South Korea & Vietnam; Sales Manager

Born, raised and based in Vietnam, Khuyen has together with her successful long term modelling career, been in sales and marketing throughout Asia for a number of years.
Whilst modelling Khuyen developed a passion for all things fashionable from Cosmetics, Attire to Interior Design and decoration. Working in the top segment of these dynamic industries has led her to seek out or be offered representation of products which are considered to be of the best in their field.
Servicing Interior Designers, Decorators and Architects in Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam, Khuyen understands and embraces Choix Naturel’s brand in entirety and is an integral and valued part of our team.

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Karen Louise

London UK;
Senior Sales Executive

Karen was born in Oxfordshire, UK. Coming from a successful modelling career and tertiary qualified in business studies, Karen was for many years successfully self-employed marketing and selling luxury real estate and vehicles. She has a broad knowledge and passion for the high luxury sector of many markets including aviation and marine; and has an unwavering commitment to excellence in every aspect in servicing the most discerning Choix Naturel clientele.

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Kristine ( Kun ) Lhermette

London UK;
Senior Sales Executive

Kristine was born in China, migrating firstly to Canada then to the UK a number of years ago through her vocation in International trade. Marketing and selling various luxury tangible products and training programs, she is multi skilled at every level of sales and marketing; and possesses a consummate knowledge of consumer trends. Kristine has joined Choix Naturel as she believes that the market has most certainly shifted in a big way to environmentally friendlier, high quality natural products that also demonstrate sound Corporate Social Responsibility practices.

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Chezara ( Chez ) Russu

New York City. USA Moscow. Russia
Senior Sales Executive.

Chez was born in Moldova, migrating with her family to the US as a child; and besides her native Russian and English is fully conversant in French. Cultured and sophisticated, Chez comes from a vocation of corporate management in hospitality at major venues that demand utmost quality service to their patrons.. Skilled in negotiation, people and time management and meticulous attention to detail, Chez is a consummate professional and a perfect ambassador for Choix Naturel.

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Isha Agrawal

Dubai. UAE.
Senior Sales Executive.

Isha was born in New Delhi, India. In her early teens she developed a passion for designing residential dwellings, and entered her working life with a company in this field. This passion led to Isha taking a course qualifying her as an interior designer, moving to Dubai, and working in the segment of high-end new builds and renovations. Due to the high quality of her projects and her environmentally conscientious, discerning clientele, Isha researched and scrutinized contemporary luxury products that claim, and are proven, to demonstrate best environmental practices. This research lead her to discover Choix Naturel’s ‘Green Luxury’ alpaca fiber products. With the identifying of shared values, element of design input, and shared insatiable love of innovative design and construction, Isha joined our team as Choix Naturel’s Senior Sales Executive to service the dynamic Dubai marketplace.

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Bruce Kammerer

Artist & Designer

Bruce Kammerer was born in New York. Taking up sketching from an early age he progressively embraced other media from watercolours, acrylics and onto oils.
Bruce is the quintessential mood artist who is amongst the fortunate few able to adopt a chosen medium to best express translation of a vision onto paper, backing board or canvas with much of his work proudly hung in some of the finest homes in the USA.
He is equally as passionate about monochromatic design as he is using vibrant colour combinations in either traditional or contemporary works.
Bruce embraces the translation of his works into Choix Naturel’s Alpaca products due to the fiber being arguably the worlds best of the ‘Noble Fibers’ within its category.
Whilst Bruce will continue his artistry, he and Choix Naturel have chosen each other to proudly partner enabling Choix Naturel to offer its varied clientele a high quality full service on concept/design to finished product realization. The ability to incorporate various design influences/elements from artwork, soft furnishings and furniture creates true interior harmony and non-competing heroes. This is indeed their USP
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