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Rizzy parent achieves ISO certification, Stringer promoted

Calhoun, Ga. -- Management at RizTex USA, parent company of Rizzy Rugs and Rizzy Home, announced the company’s parent corporation, Sheikh Bhullan Carpets Ltd., has been awarded ISO 9001: 2000 certification for meeting all requirements associated with dyeing, manufacturing and exporting handmade carpets and other floor coverage.

“This is a significant accomplishment,” said Mark Ferullo, Rizzy  vp of sales. “First of all, this certification establishes Rizzy rugs and its other home furnishing products are manufactured under the strictest guidelines with regard to product quality, treatment of the environment and treatment of the company’s workers.”

Ferullo says that in today’s global marketplace, these are issues that are of valued importance to not only the retailers with whom the company does business; it is of equal or greater importance for the consumers of the retailer’s products.

In other news, Roger Stringer was recently promoted to Western regional sales manager for all the Rizzy brands. Stringer began his career in the industry in management and buyer positions for Seattle-based retailers before accepting sales and sales management positions on the supplier side.

“Rizzy receiving this certification is yet another and very important distinction of why retailers choose us as their key supplier for rug and home textiles,” said Stringer, who joined Rizzy a little over a year ago.

“Roger is such a pro and has a style in his presentation that really draws people in,” Ferullo said. “We’ve hired so many independent representatives with little or no rug experience who have commented to me on numerous occasions how much they learn about the rug business from Roger during the markets.”

Rizzy has also hired another rug industry veteran with the appointment of Sheila Altenstadter as a regional sales manager and key accounts executive. Altenstadter brings a decade of experience to her new position. For the past 10 years she was sales manager for national accounts for Fibreworks.

This story was reported by Home Accents Today, a sister publication to HTT.

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