ATLANTA–Kevin Malkiewicz has been named vice president of AmericasMart area rug leasing and sales, responsible for all area rug category management, according to Jeffrey Portman, Sr., president and COO of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC parent entity. Malkiewicz has been with the company for 12 years, most recently serving as executive director of area rug leasing, trade shows and buyer relations.
Malkiewicz will direct the leasing of the 350,000-square-foot AmericasMart area rug center, located on floors three through six in Building One, as well as will help to lead sales of the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS), the area rug temporaries staged in partnership with the Oriental Rug Importers Association during the January Atlanta International Area Rug Market. His AmericasMart career has included sales, leasing and key-accounts management positions, all encompassing high-level involvement with leading manufacturers, importers, retailers and designers across the area rug and home furnishings categories.
“Kevin brings to his new role experience and expertise perfectly matched to the needs of exhibitor and buyer customers and to the industry at large,” said Portman. “He is a superb steward of our customers’ business and of the resources we continue to invest in an industry of vital importance to our marketplace and the greater home furnishings community.”