Fort Lee, NJ – July 7, 2017 – Couristan, Inc. a leading importer/manufacturer of fine, quality area rugs, residential broadloom and custom carpeting for the contract and hospitality industries has appointed Marlys Giordano to the position of Creative Director for the company’s area rug division.
Giordano, formerly the Senior Trend Specialist-Global Trend and Design for Lifetime Brands, Inc., will be reporting to Mark Ferullo, Vice President of the Area Rug Division. In her new position, Giordano, a 20-year veteran whose career includes positions as a buyer and director of product development in both the home décor and floor covering industries, will be responsible for spearheading Couristan’s product development and sourcing efforts. Giordano’s focus will be centered on research and analysis of fashion, color and design trends in the textile and home space and development of fashion forward product focused on the company’s key segments. Additionally, Giordano will work with Couristan’s marketing team with concentrations on developing strategies in the form of promotional sales planning, social media and merchandising opportunities to support the company’s national accounts base.
“Marlys is a widely respected professional in both home décor and floor covering. Her vast experience at the retail level and wholesale level in home fashions and design will prove to be an asset to our product development team at Couristan. That experience on both sides of the fence will only strengthen the Couristan product line as we look to expand and continue to develop the most innovative products across all price points for both the consumer and designer markets,” said Mike Riley, President of Couristan.
“I am excited to be a part of such a great team at one of the top area rug companies in the industry. This position will allow me the opportunity to tap into my various iterations and develop fresh product that will take Couristan into the future,” said Giordano.
Prior to her 8 years as Director of Marketing and Product Development at Momeni, Giordano started her career as a buyer for Bloomingdales as well as The Company Store and has also served as a Director of Product Development for Ross Store, Inc.
About Couristan, Inc.
Established by the Couri family in 1926, Couristan is the most trusted name in the floor covering industry, offering a vast assortment of exclusively designed power-loomed and handmade area rugs, as well as quality residential broadloom and custom contract carpeting. Couristan is also known throughout the industry as the pioneer in new construction and color techniques, which are used to create exquisitely, designed area rugs and residential broadloom products that are crafted from all over the world. Couristan products are available through department stores, home furnishings catalogs, specialty floor covering, furniture retail stores and major internet accounts. Couristan’s global headquarters with full showroom is located in Fort Lee, New Jersey, at Two Executive Drive, 800.223.6186, or visit our website at www.couristan.com