ATLANTA MARKET PEOPLE PIX
Roz Rustigian of Rustigian Rugs, Providence, RI; Nourison account manager Joe Ramsey, and Frances Lee Jasper of Joe Tousi, Louisville, KY
At Shalom: Eric Heinrich of Rug Gallery of Tuscaloosa, AL, with Rafi Amirian, director of marketing for Shalom Brothers.
New Rug Decor management visits Kaleen, from left: Monty Rathi, Kaleen's coo of the Americas; Keith Rhodes of Rug Decor, Ocean Springs, MS; Scott Hayim of Rug Decor, St. Louis; Joe Barkley, exec vice president of Kaleen; Jon Womak, chief operating officer of Rug Decor, St. Louis, and Rick Ruby of Rug Decor, Johnstown.,NY. More on the purchase of Rug Decor from CCA Global Partners, click here.
At OW Sphinx: Steve Issis, Jim Shunnara and Moeen Chaudry of Issis & Sons, Birmingham, AL, with Aaron Gray, marketing manager for Oriental Weavers USA and Mike Riley, president of Oriental Weavers USA.
Scott Broome, left, and Lisa Wooten of Nevin Broome's Superstore in Columbia, SC, visit with Tom Morris, director of sales and marketing for 828 International Trading. Lisa said she was looking for contemporary rugs. "Most contemporary is either dull and boring or else it's over the top. I think 828's rugs are livable, but they also pop," she said.
At Capel, left to right: Bud Young, Capel vice president of sales and marketing; Jerry and Sherry Shingary of Paradise Home & Patio, Stuart, FL; Howard Levi of Capel, and Allen Robertsen, vice president of sales for Capel.
New Linon showroom features furniture, accessories and wall art as well as rugs. Steve Mazarakis, center, head of LInon's rug division, welcomes the folks from Nebraska Furniture Mart, Omaha: Gary Cissell, left; Richard Snedecker, and Pattie Wojtkiewicz.
Industry veterans Max Mipro, left, of Maximilian's Showrooms, New Orleans, and Paul Vesely, president of Ves-Levy, pose for the Rugnews.com camera. Max tells us he still types on a Remington manual typewriter, so we don't have high hopes he'll catch his picture on the Internet.
Reza Momeni, left, president of Momeni, welcomes Saturday early birds Kathryn Sergenian and Niko Papadopoulos of the PS Rugs division of Sergenian's
in Madison, WI.
Opening Day at Couristan, from left: Ron Couri, Couristan
ceo; Nic Adler, Bldg 19, Hingham, MA; Lynn Dunn of Couristan, and Steve Codella, Couristan exec vp.
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