• Cecile Corral

Rug Barn bolsters staff

ABBEVILLE, SC — As The Rug Barn, based here, revamps its operations and expands the breadth of its throw, decorative pillow and tabletop offerings, the company has hired two new staff members to help it accomplish its renewed focus.

Albert E. Fenstemacher has been appointed the new vp of sales and marketing and Caroline Boyd has returned to the company — after being away six years — as the new director of marketing.

"I am excited to be part of the team that is redirecting the Rug Barn's focus," Fenstemacher said.

Fenstemacher brings more than 20 years experience in the home textile industry. Prior to his new stint, he was vp of merchandising and retail sales at Mount Vernon Mills' La France division.

From 1992 to 1995 Boyd worked at the Rug Barn "wearing many hats in the marketing department", most recently as gift and home fashion manufacturer, before she left to start her own interior design business.

"But now I'm back, and I love it here," Boyd said.

Having left her interior design company and showroom in the hands of her husband and son, Boyd returns to The Rug Barn, "happy to be a part of the building of this company in its early stages and happy to be back as part of its restructuring effort."

Cecile CorralCecile Corral | Senior Product Editor, Home & Textiles Today

Cecile B. Corral has been a product editor with Home Textiles Today since late 2000. She covers the area and accent rug, kitchen textiles, table linens, beach towels, decorative bath and decorative pillow categories, as well as some retail subjects.

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