Breibach to head new Rizzy Home textile team
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, April 20, 2013
CALHOUN, Ga. - Rugs, textiles and f u r n i t u r e source Rizzy Home has named its first vice president of textiles and hired two regional sales managers.
Jim Breibach has joined the company as vice president of textiles, a newly created position, and will report to Mark Ferullo, vice president of Rizzy Home.
Breibach most recently was director of purchasing at Quality Procurement Group, and has had a 33-year career that included roles as a vice president, senior buyer and e-commerce merchant, according to a release.
"Rizzy Home is an untapped resource of top quality products for the mass merchants today as we bring cutting edge designs and colors with great attention to detail," Breibach said.
Sheila Altenstadter, Rizzy Home's director of textiles, will continue to develop new business opportunities while concentrating more on sales, and will also report to Ferullo.
Larry Hedrick has been named regional sales manager for the Midwest and also will handle sales to the rent-toown channel nationwide, the company said. He joined Rizzy Home in late January.
Hedrick, a rug industry veteran and the principal of Hedrick Enterprises, most recently represented Karastan/Mohawk. Earlier, he was the president of Lifestyles USA, director of merchandising for Rug Studio and Smith & Noble and vice president of Bernsen's Oriental Rugs. He reports to Kevin Welch, national sales manager.
Joe Barkley has been named Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regional sales manager, with additional responsibilities for national accounts.
"Barkley's vast experience will be an asset in product development, sales leadership, account development and management," Ferullo said.
Barkley most recently was executive vice president for Kaleen and earlier held executive and sales management positions with Shaw Inds. and Milliken. Barkley will report to Welch.