PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Safavieh has promoted Edward Pantikian to sales manager of the Southeast region for the company’s wholesale rug division. He will be responsible for managing and developing business with retailers and designer showrooms within the territory, and promote Safavieh’s complete rug line, which includes more than 115 active collections.
Pantikian previously spent the last 15 years serving as manager of Safavieh’s trade rug showroom and retail store at 59th Street in Manhattan.
“Edward is an expert in antique rugs of all pedigrees, and has extensive experience in working with designers on new custom rugs,” said Arash Yaraghi, principal, Safavieh. “He has conducted lectures in our store for designers and their customers, and we are anxiously awaiting his first book on the history of Oriental rugs.”