Our Team is Here for You

The entire team at TAG Hardware are here to help you be successful in your business.

From order entry through production and fulfillment – we take pride in serving you and supporting you. We actively help you develop and grow using the latest tools, tips, strategies and, of course, quality products. We are available for on-site training and webinars as well as phone calls and emails to help answer any questions or concerns.

Our Representatives

Ian Povey
Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Ian Povey drives product and marketing strategy, managing all the sales, marketing and customer fulfillment teams at TAG Hardware.

Prior to joining TAG Hardware, Ian ran an international business consultancy, advising technology and manufacturing firms of all shapes and sizes – from lean start-ups to multinational Fortune 500 companies. Over that period, Ian launched over 40 products on a global scale, built high performing sales enablement, marketing, and product teams, and managed the execution of global sales and marketing strategies. Ian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration degree from Simon Fraser University.

John Runyan
Business Development Manager

A Business Development Manager with TAG Hardware for the past four years, John Runyan has been active in the closet industry for a total of 19 years. Prior to joining TAG Hardware, John had been a Product Marketing Manager for closets with Hafele America, and was formerly the owner of Deep River Closets. John likes to get out and about, and enjoys camping, biking, and kayaking. He resides near Greensboro, North Carolina.

Lew Ferretti
Business Development Manager

Lew Ferretti has been TAG Hardware’s Business Development Manager since 2010, but has been involved with the closet industry virtually since its inception. Lew’s extensive experience in the hardware industry includes sales management, product management, and international business development. He’s a passionate believer in the closet industry.

Lew hails from Jamestown, North Carolina, and started his career working with the residential furniture industry, as a pioneer in the US furniture market for high quality, innovative European hardware. Lew is also an emeritus member of the AWFS Board of Directors and the AWFS Executive Board.

Ariane Brabant
Business Development Manager

Ariane’s career in the closet industry started in Brazil, where she designed custom wardrobes, kitchens, and built-ins.
Ariane located to the U.S. where she became one of the top designers at California Closets for 7 years. She gained a deep understanding of the North American closet market and clients’ needs.

In addition to design and sales her responsibilities included training new designers. She shared her extensive industry knowledge by focusing on addressing clients’ closet wishes while paying close attention to the project management and fulfillment aspects of the sales cycle.
Ariane then founded her own business, Armarium Studio, to educate architects, builders, and closet enthusiasts on how to design functional and efficient storage solutions.