The International Housewares Association (IHA) has welcomed industry veteran, Peter Giannetti as director for editorial, content and education to oversee the development and delivery of industry-wide content and resources.

Giannetti joins IHA after spending 28 years at leading print and digital home and housewares B2B publication, HomeWorld Business, most recently as editor-in-chief for 14 years after serving as editor for 14 years prior.

He has covered the home and housewares industry since joining HomeWorld Business in 1990. Giannetti also served as vice president for publishing and editorial operations at ICD Publications, parent of HomeWorld Business and sister publication, Gourmet Insider.

“Our industry has relied on Peter for decades to provide objective reporting and relevant insights that help drive business success, and that is exactly what he will continue to do at IHA,” IHA president, Derek Miller said.

“His deep expertise in home and housewares, coupled with his unparalleled ability to deliver timely and relevant news and content will benefit the entire industry.”

HomeWorld Business co-founders and co-publishers, Dave Palcek and Cyndi Evans described Peter as the industry’s most experienced, most recognised and most read editorial and content leader.

“We wish him great success in his new role with IHA, and we are certain he will continue to make a strong contribution to our industry.”

In his new role with IHA, Giannetti’s primary responsibility will be to spearhead the development of a new industry news vehicle with details to be released in April. In addition, he will oversee the development of education content, both in-person and digital.

“I am proud to carry the HomeWorld Business legacy onto the next stage of my career,” Giannetti said.

“I look forward to participating in IHA’s expanding initiative to engage the industry year-round with the type of responsive and immersive content required to navigate today’s uniquely challenging business climate.”