Amer Rugs hires Lakenan as vp of sales and national accounts manager 

Retail Editor 5, Cynthia Myers, June 29, 2011

Norcross, Ga. - Handmade rug house Amer Rugs has appointed 30-year industry veteran Bob Lakenan vp of sales and national sales manager.

Lakenan's resume includes: Kas Rugs, where he served as national sales manager; Oriental Weavers as manger of business development; and, most recently, Jaipur Rugs, where he was national accounts manager.

In his new position, his dual roles cover both Amer Rugs and its parent company, Saraswati of India, said coo Monika Gupta.

Lakenan is responsible for the development and supervision of Amer's regional sales managers and the expansion of the company's national account customer base as well as expansion of the direct-from-India segment of the business and development of popular priced products from around the world.

"Bob's knowledge and experience within the industry and his sales and business acumen are well-known and respected," Gupta said. "We are pleased that he will be leading our team and helping us grow our business."


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