Orleans Welcomes New Vice President of Product Development
RALEIGH, N.C., March 12, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Orleans Homes is pleased to
announce that Ward Harris has accepted the role of Vice President of Product
Development. The position answers Orleans' growing need for new products
across its increasingly diverse markets, and is key to the company's extensive
expansion plans in Raleigh and other divisions.
Mr. Harris brings to the team a deep understanding of process, product,
architecture and what buyers are looking for in homes, gained over his more
than 20 years in the homebuilding industry. In his new role, he will refine
existing products, improve process and standards, and lead the development of
new product for each of the company's nine divisions.
"Ward understands the industry across our markets, which will enable him to
develop a comprehensive suite of new products that meet, and exceed, our
buyers' expectations company-wide," notes Lee Darnold, chief marketing
"It's an exciting time at Orleans Homes, and I'm looking forward to making a
contribution to the company's continued success," addsHarris.
Mr. Harris got his start at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he
received a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor Fine Arts in Historic
Preservation. He then stayed on to complete the school's Master of
Ward put his considerable education to good work, quickly establishing his
career at a number of prominent architecture firms in Arizona before founding
his own firm.He continued to gain valuable experience and skills in key
positions with industry leaders such as KB Home and Pulte Homes/Del Webb.
Ward's responsibilities with Orleans will include:
Product Development oversight
Architecture & Engineering selection and coordination
A& E contract/fee negotiations and authorization
New Product Design
Master Library gate keeper
Sales and Marketing Architectural training
We are looking forward to Ward's experience in driving process improvement
towards a simpler Product Development.
About Orleans Homebuilders, Inc.
Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually
operated homebuilders in the United States. It is committed to building
thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to
the way people live today. The company builds single family homes, townhouses,
and condominiums that range in price from the upper $170,000s - $1.5 million.
It is currently operating in 39 neighborhoods in 10 distinct markets:
Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, NY,
Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, NC, Richmond and Hampton Roads, VA, and
Chicago, IL. Orleans is headquartered outside of Philadelphia and employs 170
Contact: Lee Darnold
SOURCE Orleans Homes
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