ATLANTA MARKET PEOPLE PIX -- 3
Kas sales manager Joan Catello, second left, with the JC Penney buying staff: Kay Ruffin, Sabrina Roberts and Hedy Sawyers.
Ann Nusbaum, head buyer for rugs at CCA Global, with Reza Momeni, president of Momeni.
Ribbon cutting at the new Museum Of Introductions, a gallery of the rugs entered in America's Magnificent Carpets Awards program. John Portman, chairman of AmericasMart Atlanta; Lucille Laufer, executive director of the Oriental Rug Importers Association; Andrew Peykar of Nourison, president of ORIA; Jeff Portman, president of AmericasMart, and Chas Sydney, vice president of rug division leasing for AmericasMart.
Satya Tiwari, center, president of Surya, with Jennifer Robinson and Lynne Vadnais, buyers for SmartBargains, Boston.
New England sales agent Lynn Manning is now in friendly competition with Lynn Dunn, who is now covering New England for Couristan. Lynn Dunn was the long-time buyer for Able Rugs in Boston.
Celebrating the newly expanded Kas showroom: Rao Yarlagadda, president of Kas with Donna and Chas Sydney of AmericasMart Atlanta. Chas is the rug leasing honcho, of course.
Helping to celebrate the Kalaty expansion: Patrick Aaron, Floor Designs, San Francisco; W. Dean Buchanan and Jay Asher Bremen of Design Center Carpets, Washington, DC, and Howard Cohen, head of marketing for Kalaty.
At Momeni's birthday bash: John and Lucy Murse of Rugs As Art, Sarasota; Ray Ehsani, national accounts sales manager for Momeni, and Reza Momeni, president of Momeni.
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