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Jaipur Selects New Head of National Accounts

Furniture World Magazine


Jaipur Rugs annouced the arrival of Mr. Bob Lakenan as its new Director of National Accounts. Mr. Lakenan brings to Jaipur a successful track record in growing national accounts portfolios with distinguished companies such as KAS, Oriental Weavers, and 828 Trading Company. “I am extremely pleased that Bob has chosen to join our team,” Jaipur CEO Asha Chaudhary said regarding Lakenan’s appointment. “He brings a great blend of ability, wisdom, and talent to Jaipur, and we look forward to great things in our collaboration.” An expert in marketing and business sourcing, Mr. Lakenan brings 25 years of personal consulting expertise to Jaipur as the company continues to fulfill its growth vision for 2009 and beyond. Mr. Lakenan assumed his duties at Jaipur on January 1st, 2009. Jaipur Rugs, Inc. is a premier rug manufacturing and distribution company with its base of operations in Atlanta, GA. The Jaipur mindset allows an eccentric and bountiful mix of talent, wisdom, and intellect to find its unique voice in the rug world, building on its strengths with an adept use of sophisticated color, cunning design, and modern production methodology. The results can be found in a diverse range of strikingly beautiful, thoughtfully produced rugs in hand-knotted, hand-tufted, flat-woven and indoor-outdoor formats. Jaipur has mastered the craft of rug making through a vertically integrated system, enabling a rapid development process and a custom program unmatched in the industry. Environmentally sound techniques and the use of materials such as hemp and jute are at the forefront of the company’s latest product endeavors. Social awareness also takes center stage with a revolutionary program empowering weavers to remain in their own small villages in India rather than being forced to move to cramped urban centers in order to seek out a living. At Jaipur, the hands and heart strike an artful balance with skilled craftsmanship and intelligent design.