NORCROSS, Ga.–Bob Lakenan has been named to the dual positions of vice president of sales and national accounts manager for Amer Rugs and its parent company, Saraswati of India. He will oversee the development and supervision of Amer’s regional sales managers and the expansion of Amer’s national account customer base, the expansion of the direct-from-India segment of the business and development of popular-priced products from around the world. Reporting to Monika Gupta, chief operating officer, Lakenan succeeds Galen Levesque.
“Lakenan’s knowledge and experience within the industry and his sales and business acumen are well-known and respected,” said Gupta. “We are pleased that he will be leading our team and helping us grow our business.”
A 30-year veteran of the rug business, Lakenan most recently worked at Jaipur Rugs as national accounts manager. He also previously worked at Kas Oriental Rugs as national sales manager and Oriental Weavers as manager of business development.