Floor Covering

Peel Named Southwest Regional Sales Manager at Capel

Peel Named Southwest Regional Sales Manager at Capel

TROY, N.C.–Capel Rugs has appointed Daryl Peel regional sales manager for its southwest territory. With 20 years of sales experience, Peel has a background in upholstery and case good sales and furniture store management. At Capel, he will be responsible for sales in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, and will report directlyMore »

Pollack Named to Head Merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Pollack Named to Head Merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

NEW YORK–Patsy Pollack has been promoted to senior executive vice president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, responsible for all of the company’s merchandising initiatives. Pollack reports directly to Lisa Gersh, who has been appointed president and chief operating officer. An MSLO statement said Gersh will be responsible for all of the company’s day-to-day operations whenMore »

Kevin Yaraghi Named Credit Manager at Safavieh

Kevin Yaraghi Named Credit Manager at Safavieh

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Kevin Yaraghi has been named credit manager for wholesale operations at Safavieh, responsible for all credit department functions and staff. He first joined the company after he graduated from college a year ago, and had been assigned to several retail division positions as well as focused on developing the company’s recently launched retailMore »

New Designs, Market Promotion for Couristan in Atlanta

New Designs, Market Promotion for Couristan in Atlanta

FORT LEE, N.J.–Five new designs as well as a special market promotion will debut for Couristan’s new Without Walls merchandising display unit at this July’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market, among the company’s other introductions. The Without Walls indoor/outdoor rug display unit debuted last month and holds 40 2-by-4 area rug samples. Dealers can customizeMore »

Thomasson Heads Design, Product Development at Feizy

Thomasson Heads Design, Product Development at Feizy

DALLAS-Mitzi Thomasson has joined Feizy as vice president of design and product development, reporting to John Feizy, owner and CEO. Succeeding Steve Sorrow, Thomasson is responsible for all design direction, trend forecasting, product design, communication with manufacturers, and complete development of product from inception to delivered stock. She has moved to Dallas for the position.More »

Four Rug Companies Join GoodWeave

Four Rug Companies Join GoodWeave

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Four more rug companies have joined GoodWeave, the international nonprofit working to end child labor in the rug industry, which now brings the total of North American importers using the label to 80. The new GoodWeave companies are Kim Parker Home, a 10-year-old company founded by artist, textile designer and author Kim Parker; SquareMore »

Espinosa Tapped as President of Aid to Artisans

Espinosa Tapped as President of Aid to Artisans

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.–Aid to Artisans, an international non-profit organization, has appointed Alfredo Espinosa as president. Beginning his position today, he succeeds David O’Connor, who was president from 2005 to 2010. Formerly the senior director for global business development at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Espinosa has served as CEO of theMore »

Wools of New Zealand Unveils Wooly App

Wools of New Zealand Unveils Wooly App

MARIETTA, Ga.–Wools of New Zealand is offering a free application for the iPad and iPhone that provides users with the facts and benefits of wool. It can be used by both sales associates as a training tool and as a sales aid to help answer consumers’ questions about wool, as well as used by consumersMore »