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John-Richard CEO receives Tozzoli International Business Award

Alex Malouf honored at Nov. 21 ceremony

GREENWOOD, Miss. — Alex Malouf, CEO and chairman of the board of John-Richard, has received the 2013 Tozzoli International Business Award for excellence in the development of international business leadership, the company announced.

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The Tozzoli International Business award is named for Guy Tozzoli, who was the founder and president of the World Trade Center Association in New York City and a three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

The award was presented at an international awards luncheon Nov. 21 at the Country Club of Jackson. Past honorees include Dr. Janos Radvanyi, Mississippi State University's Center for International Security and Strategic Studies; Hartley Peavey, Peavey Electronics Corporation; Hassell Franklin, The Franklin Corporation; Lex Taylor, The Taylor Group Inc.; Woods Eastland, StaplCohn; Sue Lobrano, USA International Ballet Competition; the Les Lampton Family; ERGON; Doug & Susan Williams, Kalalou; Lisa Looser, The Cirlot agency; Joe Frank Sanderson, Sanderson Farms and William ‘Bill' Yates, The Yates Corporation.

Malouf manages John-Richard and its nearly 200 employees from his hometown of Greenwood, Miss. The company also has warehouse and distribution facilities in England, China, India, Vietnam, Russia and Australia, and maintains showrooms in New York and High Point, N.C., that are open to the trade year-round.

"We believe that the most beautiful space you should encounter each day is when you enter your home," Malouf said.

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