Kathy is American (born in Chicago)
educated at the University of Chicago Lab School, Indiana University and Loyola
In addition to starting Garland Holmes Collections with David, she
was Executive Vice
President of the family business which included, secondary metals
operations producing zinc die cast alloys plus retail, distribution and property
interests. Imperial Arts Corporation, a subsidiary started by Kathy's mother, became
the largest US importer of stainless steel flatware & restaurant supplies from Japan.
Before appointment as Executive Vice President
and then President of the former holding company, Kathy was Vice
President, Administration and Chief Financial Officer.
David was born and educated in England. He is a
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman
of the Worshipful Company of Marketors. He first graduated in electrical & electronic
engineering and his postgraduate qualifications include a Masters
Degree from the University of
Lancaster Management School.
Before helping Kathy in 1997 to establish Garland
Holmes, Inc. in Chicago, David was Vice President, Sales & Marketing with global
responsibilities for a US electrical and electronics corporation employing over 2,000 people worldwide.
He has extensive personal international marketing
experience throughout Asia-Pacific and throughout Europe (EMEA), including starting up
and managing overseas subsidiaries, as well as experience as Chief
Marketing Officer in the USA.
David maintained his links with manufacturing and distribution industries
as a non-executive Director on the board of an electronic products corporation in
Massachusetts. In addition, his voluntary work has included being a non-executive Director of
Cityside Regeneration, a Private Sector Member on the Board of the City Fringe
Partnership and a founding member of an 'Outreach' programme providing business
advice for small to medium business enterprises (SMEs) and charitable status organisations. A
keen motoring enthusiast, David is a member of the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall,
London and also a member of the City Livery Yacht Club.
Specialists in Fine Gifts
1030 North State
Street, Suite 27E
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7803
A gift can mean so much. It can speak for us with an eloquence that words
cannot begin to match. The feelings of our heart, our hopes for the future, the pride we
acknowledge in worthy accomplishments - gifts give these expressions and more.
Fine gifts for a special occasion, for bridesmaids and groomsmen, for the
discerning collector, for the interior designer or for a corporate event. From
internationally famous brand names to unique hand made gifts and fine art from individual
artists. All personally selected by ourselves, David & Kathy Garland Holmes.
We have selected them as among the finest gifts
and collectors pieces the world can offer.
The hand of the artisan leaves its imprint in each and every gift we sell.
Here gathered together in one place, you will find only the finest examples of master
craftsmanship from Europe and beyond.
Each Timeless. Each Treasured.