SADDLE BROOK, N.J.–Nourison has appointed David John Appelt to the new position of regional sales manager for the Southeast territory, covering North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas. He is based in Mobile, Ala.
Appelt will manage and develop business for this region as well as supervise a team of in-house account executives throughout the Southeast territories. He will promote Nourison’s more than 60 active rug collections, as well as its broadloom and runner lines — including the newer but growing Nourtex brand, which includes more moderately priced decorative broadloom and runners — and the Mina Victory line of decorative accessories.
Appelt is an industry veteran, with more than 30 years of flooring experience in sales and sales management. He previously worked at Shaw Industries, where he held various sales and executive positions, most recently as regional sales manager for the Shaw Living/Shaw Rugs division.
“We are thrilled to acquire a proven professional of David’s caliber to join our team,” said Gerard O’Keefe, Nourison’s vice president of sales. “He is knowledgeable, energetic, and highly respected throughout our industry. We are confident his addition will have a strong, positive impact, not only on his assigned region, but on our company as a whole.”