Renee Hytry Derrington is the Fletcher Building, Laminates & Panels Formica brand & Laminex brand, US-based Vice President of Design. Renee is responsible for leading design teams in Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and North America, overseeing new design development of surfacing products which include high pressure/low pressure laminates, solid surfacing, wood and metal laminates destined for global and local markets.
Renee has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Industrial Design-Management & Planning from The Ohio State University. She was a past Board Director for Colour Marketing Group – the premier international association for colour design professionals. In 2008, she was presented with the President’s Award in recognition of her role in expanding the Group’s international activities in Asia, Europe and South America. Renee gives trend presentations to design groups around the world. She was also instrumental in initiating an event in the USA where world-renowned architects were invited to design a limited collection of furniture, using Formica laminates and solid surface materials. The Formica Formations Competition is based on this concept.