||KALEEN NAMES BRIGHAM DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
DALTON, Ga. -- Kaleen Rugs, manufacturer of high-quality rugs and broadloom, has named Brian Brigham to the new position of director of marketing and public relations, reporting to Monty Rathi, Kaleen's chief operations officer.
Brigham brings 16 years of experience in the fields of creative project management, advertising, marketing and public relations. He will be responsible for directing and managing all of Kaleen's marketing and public relations efforts in both the trade and consumer markets.
Brigham began his career with the Gannett News Corporation, working for such flagship newspapers as Florida Today. He was quickly recognized for his marketing, sales and design abilities and was awarded a position with the Gannett Retail Advertising Group located in Chicago. There he was focused on creating new revenue streams, specifically the Franchise Xpress program, which provided full-service creative for national franchise-based businesses in Gannet markets.
In early 2005, Brigham made his first foray into the home industry as art director for Decolav Inc., a manufacturer of high-end bathroom furniture and fixtures, where he was later promoted to director of marketing and public relations.
He also served as director of marketing and public relations for Twin-Star Home, located in Delray Beach, Florida, and VP of marketing for The Allen Group out of Quanzhou, China.
"I'm very excited to be back in the home decor industry," Brigham said. "I am looking forward to pairing my interior design skills, creative strategy development and consumer marketing tactics with Kaleen's craftsmanship. I only want to work with companies that make quality products that I can stand behind 100 percent. After learning about Kaleen, I am proud to say they are one of those companies and to call them my new family."