TROY, N.C.–Capel Rugs has named Tami Watras vice president-product and creative director, a new position. Reporting to John Magee, president and chief executive officer, Watras will oversee media messaging and advertising for Capel, as well as the overall creative direction for the company. She will continue to oversee product development and Capel’s import division, which she manages in conjunction with import division general manager John Harrison.
“We are pleased to recognize Tami’s hard work and significant contributions to the company with this much-deserved promotion,” said Magee. “Her strong leadership skills and sharp eye for style have made Tami an invaluable asset to Capel Rugs. As the company continues to grow, she will play an integral part in determining how the public perceives and interacts with the brand.”
With more than 20 years of merchandising, product development and sourcing experience, Watras joined Capel in 2006. She said, “We’ve worked hard the past year to bring a fresh perspective to our designs and to Capel’s brand identity—but we’re only getting started, the best is yet to come.”