Loloi Rugs taps former Macy's rug buyer, Arlinghaus, for regional sales manager post

Dallas - Mid- to high-end area rug supplier Loloi Rugs has hired longtime industry player, Keith Arlinghaus, as the company's new Northeast regional sales manager.

The appointment is effective immediately.

"Keith is a longtime friend and I am so proud to have his analytical and professional expertise available to us at Loloi," said Amir Loloi, owner. "His unparalleled retail experience is an incredible asset to us, something we've never had before. He has always been a collaborative and effective business partner and I'm just thrilled to have him on board."

Arlinghaus has been a retail buyer since 1975. Over the past 36 years in the business, he has worked as an associate buyer at Federated, a buyer at Lazarus Department Stores/Federated, a buyer at Rich's/Lazarus/Goldsmith's/Federated, and most recently as the senior buyer for area rugs at Macy's, a post he held for six years until his retirement in January 2010.

In his new position, Arlinghaus will be responsible for managing sales efforts in the Northeast region of the country, stretching from Maine to Washington D.C. But his territory will also includes Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan.

In addition to his sales responsibilities, Arlinghaus also help Loloi further develop its sales, delivery efforts, strategic programs, product forecasting and other startegies.

"I tried to be retired for almost a year," said Arlinghaus. "I love the rug business and I love being busy. In coming out of retirement, I couldn't be happier to be working with Amir and his team of talented designers and sales professionals. They are among the best in the industry. It doesn't hurt that the owner is my dear friend. It's the icing on the cake."


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