Anderson family takes ownership of Foreign Accents Rugs
December 10, 2013,
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Citing a desire to travel more and write, Foreign Accents Rugs founder Trish Rempen announced the sale of her company to Doug Anderson on Dec. 9.
Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
Foreign Accents Rugs’ Kris Anderson, left, Molly Anderson, Trish Rempen, Doug Anderson, Susan Sturner, Trevor Gonzales, Sally Price-Brittenham and Mike Mernin smile for a photo outside the company’s Albuquerque office. Doug Anderson bought the rug company from Rempen.
Anderson has owned and operated both startup and existing businesses, according to the release. His son, Kris Anderson, rose to lead a major business group in the financial world. Kris' wife, Molly Anderson, has worked in merchandising, design, and artistic production, with nationwide retail organizations and a television network. Molly is already busy developing three new collections for spring.
"I'm delighted with the way things have developed. The Andersons are a dream team, with expertise in business, design, merchandising, management and finance," Rempen said. "They are excited about running Foreign Accents, and I'm thoroughly enjoying the transition activities. They are not only capable and professional, but they're good people."
"We like what we see at Foreign Accents, and we don't intend to change anything," Doug Anderson said. "Yes, we plan to expand the collections, add designs, and grow the company, but the Foreign Accents look and spirit will remain the same."
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