June 16, 2019
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New CFO and COO appointed at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries

Community Author: Carol Achterhof
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THOMASTON — Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Houst as its new Chief Financial Officer and David Robichaud as its new Chief Operations Officer.

Kaja Veilleux, founder and owner of TPAG, recently announced these new positions to enhance the Company’s growth and positioning as Northern New England’s premium fine art and antique auction firm. He said: “Our focus is to continue to provide the people of Maine and beyond world class service and expanded international market reach for our clients. In addition to staff additions, Thomaston Place sales room has gone through several upgrades in order to increase the live bidder experience and installed a multi-camera video system that will export a real time live video stream for the benefit of remote bidders around the world.”

Houst brings a strong background in finance and systems automation. Her past positions include health care administration and tourism. A native of Cape Cod, Houst served as Senior VP and GM for Tourco and CEO/CFO for Maine based DLTC Healthcare.  She noted: “Thomaston Place has always been so highly regarded by the people and communities of Midcoast Maine that the opportunity to join the team at TPAG was too good to pass up.”

Robichaud joined TPAG after a long career as an interior designer and restaurateur.  His experience and ability to create positive client experiences complements Thomaston Place’s continued commitment to service excellence.  He has owned and operated three businesses in the Midcoast area – 51 Bayview Street and Cappy’s Chowder House in Camden, and Summersport Mercantile in South Thomaston. He also owned Surroundings Antiques & Interiors of Indianapolis, IN.  Robichaud said: “After being a buyer at Thomaston Place for over 20 years, I look forward to continuing TPAG’s long standing tradition of exceptional service to both buyers and sellers.”

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries is Maine’s premier auction and appraisal company located on U.S. Route 1 in Thomaston.  Thomaston Place is a leader in discovering Maine’s antique and fine art treasures by offering free walk-in appraisals.  Their expertise in researching and marketing antiques and fine art has earned Thomaston Place the respect of buyers, collectors and experts worldwide.