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Sphinx taps Lakenan for new post

Dalton, GA — Area rugs supplier Sphinx by Oriental Weavers recently appointed 30-plus year industry veteran Bob Lakenan to the new position of director of business development, specializing in new business opportunities with mass and specialty merchants.

Lakenan will report Mike Riley, evp, sales and marketing. Lakenan will be responsible expanding the accent and scatter sizes segments and creating new interest in the larger sizes from stores that typically didn't carry area rugs, Riley said.

Lakenan most recently worked as vp of sales for Somerset, NJ-based Kas Oriental Rugs. Prior to that he was the start-up vp of sales and marketing for Anderson, SC-based Orian Rugs Inc. He will remain based in Columbia, MD.

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