DALTON, Ga.–Industry veteran Chris Papa has joined Balta U.S. as national accounts manager. Papa will be based out of his office in Minnesota.
With more than 30 years of experience in home fashions, Papa has worked as senior bath buyer for both J.C. Penney and Target and as divisional merchandise manager for the bath for Bed Bath & Beyond. For the past 11 years, he served as vice president, Midwest sales, for Mohawk Home.
“We are very fortunate that our products are performing so well in the marketplace, and that our sales continue to outperform the industry year after year,” said Patrick Moyer, president of sales and marketing for Balta’s U.S. rug division. “It’s exciting to have someone as capable as Chris join our vibrant and energetic team of sales professionals.”
“I’m very excited about becoming a part of the Balta U.S. team,” said Papa, who will have comprehensive training at Balta’s worldwide headquarters in Belgium. “Balta is one of the most well respected and highest quality manufacturers of rugs in the world. As national accounts manager, I am committed to building Balta’s long-term partnerships with the nation’s leading retailers.”