Forever Gifts, Inc. — the company behind the Crosslight® and Nuvelon™ brands — designs, brands, and sources product assortments for a variety of retail channels. As a trusted partner for the nation's largest mass and specialty retailers, we nurture long-standing, multi-category retail relationships by continually being at the forefront of consumer trends. Our categories include outdoor living, solar lighting, home décor, seasonal assortments, and outdoor audio.
In our centrally-located showroom and design development headquarters in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, product marketing teams design and develop from-scratch industrial and decorative designs, and best-in-class packaging. With our large-scale Asia infrastructure, Forever Gifts is one of the only major retail suppliers that manages all of its suppliers directly, creating unparalleled value for retailer supply chains.
Hendra Wijaya, CEO of Forever Gifts, is at the helm of our business operations.
With a degree in Management Information Systems from University of Texas – Dallas, Hendra began building this company without any experience in the business world.
Forever Gifts started as a wholesale business in December of 2004. Prior to settling into management, Hendra was directly involved with every aspect of the company, busily operating within all necessary departments. In 2006, Hendra realized a different direction was needed and shifted the company to a focus on direct importing. Since then, he has gained tremendous experience in the business and has grown and developed with Forever Gifts. With a passion and interest in technology and cutting edge innovation, Hendra has dedicated his efforts to bringing that to our customers. Combined with over a decade of experience in the business, he has used these passions to build strong business relationships with our customers, including many major US retailers.
In his free time, Hendra enjoys spending his time with his family, bicycling with his children, vacationing at the beach, and playing basketball. A major sports fan, Hendra follows many different sports and is particularly fond of basketball and soccer.
Marcus Pestl is our Art Director specializing in product and packaging design, and developing creative strategy.
Marcus discovered his love for "all things design" at an early age. Fashion, technology, lighting and home products have always been his passionate focus. After graduating from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and following post-graduate education at the University of New South Wales, Marcus began a career that merged his design skills with his interest in manufacturing and retail. Developing innovative retail products for a variety of distribution channels and categories has become second nature. Marcus has worked with design firms, retail fashion brands, wholesalers, and sourcing companies where he has designed, developed and managed various projects ranging from home appliances, fashion accessories, jewelry, scented products, ceramics, indoor and outdoor lighting, print projects and trade shows.
An entrepreneur and inventor at heart, Marcus is passionate about building partnerships whenever possible. With more than a decade of practical experience in the consumer retail industry, he values opportunities to build on his knowledge of product and merchandising. When not at his desk, Marcus can be found traveling, painting, and spending time with friends, family and neighbors.
Fabian Limandibrata is our Senior Account Coordinator. He is responsible for our direct import orders, ensuring quality and on-time order delivery.
Fabian has worked with retail, banking, and consulting companies where he has developed and managed various projects including but not limited to operations and system improvement, compliance management, and service excellence. Fabian works closely with vendors and overseas offices to improve quality and efficiency. He is also keen in implementing code of conduct and ethical business sourcing.
In his spare time he enjoys travelling, eating good food, and spending time with his family. He holds a degree in psychology from Universitas Indonesia, and a degree in educational management from the University of Melbourne.
Gavin is our Project Manager. He brings new product ideas to market by researching new additions to the company product line, taking lead on new and existing projects with clients and vendors, establishing timelines, and ensuring project completion.
He is also responsible for planning spending and budget control for our digital marketing team, and determining product pricing for new items by analyzing market trends while working closely with the CEO.
Gavin graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in biochemistry with a minor in biology. After graduating from Baylor, Gavin moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to pursue a post-graduate degree from Harvard University while working at Signant Health.
He has experience managing research projects and ensuring FDA compliance, coordinating with vendors and expert consultants to bring new drugs to market for several pharmaceutical clients (including Pfizer, Janssen, Syneos, Otsuka, Acadia, Roche, NeuroRX, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Eli Lilly) during his time at Signant Health.
While at Baylor, Gavin worked as a Manager for the Baylor Lady Bears Basketball team, assisting them to multiple conference championships and in 2012, a historic record-breaking 40-0 'Perfection' National Championship season.
In his free time, Gavin enjoys playing basketball, indoor soccer, and watching football while hanging out with friends. He is especially passionate about his tight-knit fantasy football league which has been going strong for over 15 seasons.
Sydney Grimes is the Head of our Customer Service Team. She is the first responder to any incoming calls or emails from customers that have questions about their products, or just need replacement parts. She is also the Office Administrative Assistant to the CEO and the COO, so she not only takes care of everything around the office such as supplies, organization, and events, but she handles special projects for her managers as well.
Sydney has been in every role there is in the Retail World from Warehouse Worker to Counter Manager. Her ambition is incredible, and she's been working since she was only 14 years old starting at her father's small business in Houston. Since she has been working Retail for over six years, her most valued quality along with her Work Ethic is Customer Service.
Sydney is a warm and compassionate person who lives to make the people around her happy. She brings an upbeat and positive attitude wherever she goes, and she always strives to do her best in everything. She is very competitive when it comes to sales, sports, and any type of contest.
Sydney is currently learning how to play the ukulele and she hopes to learn the guitar someday as well. She loves to paint in her free time and laze about with her husband and their adopted pet Dachshund, Dexter. When she isn't working, you can find her travelling, reading, watching Science videos, and walking outside enjoying nature.
Marion is our Product Development Associate; he assists the Product Development team in sourcing new products for a variety of our lines. He also manages our showroom and keeps the online catalog updated.
Marion graduated from the University of Arlington with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree majoring in Political Science and minoring in Psychology. While at the university, he learned how to study politics and the world through quantitative and qualitative forms of research and investigation. Marion enjoys working with the team to find new products that will do well in the market. He is always ready to learn and has a can-do attitude.
In his spare time, Marion loves to dance, cook, practice the guitar, play video games, and hang out with his family.
Jose Ayala is our Visual Content Creator, he schedules, plans and creates visual content (videos, photographs and graphics) to be distributed to our social medias and e-commerce sites.
Jose has over 13 years of experience creating content for campaigns, brands and government.
Jose Ayala comes from Weslaco, TX, a town near the very south point of The Rio Grande Valley, Texas. His education spans from Texas State Technical College in Harlingen, TX to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas where he learned his trade of Digital Media Design.
His true teacher was his experience, working with different types of styles of videography for commercial use gave him an edge on content creation, trouble shooting and planning successful film shoots. Plus, it helps that he's a big movie buff.
On his free time, he likes walks in the park, watching different genres of movies and TV shows while enjoying a glass of warm water and chicken alfredo on a sunny day.
Mabel is a seasoned professional with more than 10 years working experience in merchandising and product development. She is an effective leader, respected by her colleague and clients.
She support U.S team daily operation by managing China team performance; trouble shooting issues on merchandising, production and product development; and develop corrective action plans for quality issues.
Mabel consistently develop China team capability and improve supplier performance.In her spare time, Mabel enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and learning different cultures.
Andrew assists in the Ecommerce side of our brand Nuvelon; assisting in the creation of content. He also handles domestic orders. Whenever you place an order on Nuvelon.com or on one of our partner sites, Andrew is there to make sure the order is picked accurately and shipped to your door on time.
Andrew graduated from University of Arlington and has always had a passion for driving sales and trying new things. Growing up, Andrew would help his parents run their Chinese restaurant in Grapevine, TX. Here, he developed a taste for fine Asian cuisine and a passion for cooking. The family business sculpted him into the man he is today. He knows the value of a dollar and what it means to work hard.
In the future, Andrew would like to be the warehouse manager of the company or the lead salesman for Ecommerce. His family and friends motivate him everyday and he enjoys the process of learning, so his dreams are not far from reach.
In his free time Andrew likes to spend time with friends, listen to music and delve into the world of esports with games such as Counter Strike and Dota2.
Sheerin Sarma is our Account Coordinator, moved to the DFW area in 2016 to pursue career in Product Marketing, Brand Management & Category Management.
She has worked in various capacities for corporates across the globe in Consumer Package Goods & Energy-Environment sector. She is post graduate in management from NICMAR with an engineering degree from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology. She began her pursuit in channel management in energy sector and quickly diversified her skill set into marketing for manufacturers & retailers in her decade of professional work span. She has handled product marketing & branding for Skin Care, Nutra-Pharma and Food & Beverages industry in her previous roles.
Together she and her husband has boisterous boy to go on adventures with around Cowtown. Like every other mom out there, she's "making it up as I go" as she juggles the daily chores and responsibilities of being a working mom, wife, animal mom, friend.
When she’s not busy juggling career and parenthood, you can find her completing certifications, paintings, enjoying local culture (and food!), baking, “hiking,” and embracing her love of travel.
Sheerin lives by "laughter is the best medicine" and “Never Give Up”!
Alexandra Travis is one of our Account Coordinators and was born and raised in the Fort Worth area. She was previously in Houston, TX, but is happy to be back in “Cowtown” with her family. She is a proud fighting Texas Aggie and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in general business and double minor.
She has held management and leadership positions such as overseeing the sales in a retail store to supervising internal employees and creating communication strategies for a Real estate services company. Alexandra is a communicator with an eye for creativity and outside of work she can be seen reading mystery novels, drawing, binging re-runs of Friends, or growing her skills in digital painting. She is also a proud dog mom to one, spunky, mini Aussie named Ollie.
Alexandra has a passion for brand management and marketing, and she is responsible for ensuring the right products are selected for each client and arrive to each meeting on time. Alexandra actively stays up to date on market trends, so that she can suggest the best products to invest in. She loves how dynamic retail is and that it is constantly evolving. You must be better than you were last year to stay on top.