Pulp Studio Appoints Kirk Johnson as Chief Executive Officer
Pulp Studio, the leading designer and manufacturer of technically superior decorative glass, appoints Kirk Johnson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately. He will be responsible for supervising the overall operations and strategies of Pulp Studio. Johnson will be reporting to Lynda Nishimoto Lax, president and founder of Pulp Studio.
“Kirk has played such a vital role during his tenure at Pulp Studio,” states Lax. “In his new position as CEO, he will continue to streamline operating procedures and contribute to the growth of the business. We are fortunate to have such an established professional on our team.”
With more than 25 years in the glass industry, Johnson started on the production floor and has worked in every aspect of the business from cutting, tempering, lamination, insulation, and fabrication to sales and executive roles. He has served in various C-suite roles with glass fabricators on the West Coast. Johnson initially joined the Pulp Studio team in 2016 as a consultant, then formally joined the team as Executive Director of Operations in 2018.
“As the new CEO, I am committed to continuing the visionary course for our company, embracing innovation, fostering a culture of collaboration and empowering our talented team to achieve greatness,” states Johnson. “Together, we will continue to be the go-to company for decorative and technical glass fabrication as we push, and quite literally bend, the limits of our medium to make the impossible, possible.”
About Pulp Studio
Founded in 1996, Pulp Studio passionately advocates for the creative use of glass as a building element. From the beginning, the brand’s defining mission is to fill the void in the market for innovative uses of glass in interior and façade projects. Pulp Studio combines technical prowess with design sensibility; creating products that reside at the intersection of fashion and function.
Pulp Studio employs craftspeople, artists, scientists, and inventors who view working with glass as an artistic endeavor – their medium being glass. The company’s capabilities include bending, hand-color coating, laser etching, glass carving, screen print imaging, drilling, notching, and a patented system for uniformly illuminating panels using high-intensity LEDs. Every project is another opportunity for Pulp Studio to further enrich the idea of “custom” by delivering products that are superior in design and functionality. One of the company’s insulated glass products, Ombra™ achieves a solar heat gain coefficient superior to that of other insulated glass units, dramatically reducing climate control requirements and providing significant energy savings over the life of a building.
Working in collaboration with architects and design studios, Pulp Studio’s products have been used in numerous high-profile projects including: Moynihan Station, New York, N.Y., the Space Needle in Seattle, W.A., David Geffen Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York, N.Y., the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, C.A., Wilshire Grand in downtown Los Angeles, C.A. and the Gores Group Headquarters in Beverly Hills, C.A.
For more information, visit www.pulpstudio.com