||TUFENKIAN NAMES ANDOLINO NATIONAL SALES MANAGER
NEW YORK -- Tufenkian Artisan Carpets has appointed Len Andolino as national sales manager for the company's wholesale division.
"It's 2017 - the world has changed and the market has changed," Andolino told RugNews.com. "We are going to continue to focus on our core principals -- beautiful hand-knotted products and quality workmanship -- but we now want to enhance the buying experience for our dealers across the board."
Andolino will report directly to James Tufenkian and will be responsible for all sales related matters for the wholesale division. He will also continue to head up his firm, Andolino Management Group, which provides consulting and management services to a select group of flooring companies.
"Tufenkian is a leading global brand with dealers throughout North America and the world," said Andolino. "I am honored and humbled to be associated with James and the team he has assembled to continue strengthening our brand. I value the partnerships that Tufenkian has established with their network of dealers and look forward to adding more value and opportunities for everyone." James Tufenkian added, "We can't just be great. We have to fight hard. That is what Len is here for."
As a flooring industry veteran, Andolino brings more than 30 years of flooring industry experience to Tufenkian, having previously held positions with Stanton, Couristan and Robertex/Carousel.
For over three decades, Tufenkian has redefined the traditional handmade carpet industry by bringing a modern aesthetic together with an ancient craft. Tufenkian's time-honored processes, including producing its yarn and rugs by hand, ensure that each finished product is a distinct work of unparalleled beauty and enduring quality.