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OW Hospitality names Chapman VP of sales

Dallas ChapmanDalton—OW Hospitality has tapped accomplished sales professional, Dallas Chapman, as its new vice president of sales for the Americas. Chapman will be responsible for key accounts based throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as management of the U.S. and Canadian sales teams.

Chapman began his career with Beaulieu and has spent the last 15 years serving in various sales leadership positions within the company. Throughout his career, Chapman has been responsible for the growth and strategic management of company sales functions and helping lead major initiatives resulting in significant financial growth.

Michael Riley, president and CEO of OW Hospitality, said: “The global hospitality landscape is growing at a tremendous pace. OWH has experienced unpredicted growth and with that, we have seen the need to expand operations to better serve our partners. We are in a truly unique position to have a global infrastructure in place to accommodate and effectively manage the growth trajectory taking advantage of this hospitality boom. Adding Dallas to our U.S. team will create an additional level of focus and attention on our clients and projects in the Americas. Dallas brings unique experiences that will prove invaluable to the executive team and we are all quite excited to bring him into the OW family.”

“I am thrilled to join OW Hospitality,” Chapman said. “The company is a respected player in the industry with an impeccable reputation for producing high-quality, beautiful carpet and rugs. I look forward to bringing my skills in sales leadership and management to the table, building on our momentum and taking our business to the next level.”

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OW Hospitality positioned for growth in MEA region

OWH_Logo_3Tag_new-greenDubai, UAE – OW Hospitality, manufacturer of Axminster and hand tufted carpets and area rugs, announced that the company is further positioned to lead the hospitality carpet industry for the entire Middle East and Africa region.  The company said it has committed to the area by further developing its management, design staff, and sales support in their Dubai office to provide additional service to the Gulf Countries.

OW Hospitality is a global player holding offices in six cities worldwide currently, including Dubai and Cairo.  OWH recently installed carpet in several hotels throughout Sochi, Russia, the site for the 2014 Winter Olympics, as well as for multiple high-end hotel brands throughout the Emirates, and multiple casinos and hotels in the USA.

With the added commitment to the region, the company is gearing up aggressively for expansion and considering a satellite production facility outside Dubai to add further service capabilities for the clients in the region.  OWH said its service advantages there include: 1) The company’s main production facility is in Cairo making them a local producer which allows for significantly shortened lead times 2) OWH has the advantage of the Arab Nations Treaty allowing shipments into the Gulf Countries, duty free. 3) OWH said it offers drastically reduced freight costs than most other source countries, 4) Design staff is positioned in both the Dubai and Cairo offices, which will provide the best possible service available.

“OW Hospitality is a global leader in high quality Axminster and hand tufted carpets,” said Michael Riley, CEO and managing director of OW Hospitality. “We as an organization are completely committed to effectively growing and serving the Middle East and Africa regions and have the support in which to do so.  As an advantage over most competitors, we have the full infrastructure already in place and now aggressive growth strategies to further penetrate this uniquely valuable and growing market.”

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OW Hospitality, Roger Thomas Collection forge partnership

Screen Shot 2014-03-14 at 2.56.36 PMDalton — OW Hospitality and the Roger Thomas Collection announced an exclusive partnership between the companies.  The two will launch a new line of hospitality carpets at HD Expo (May 14-16, 2014, Las Vegas). The first ensemble, Custom Tailored, is a collection inspired by the sophisticated and engagingly classic appeal of fine menswear celebrating Thomas’ unique affinity and appreciation for quality and design.

Known for designing some of the most prestigious resorts ever experienced by serving as the executive vice-president of design for Wynn Resorts, Thomas and his personal licensing company, the Roger Thomas Collection (RTC), was a natural fit for a carpet collaboration with OW Hospitality, according to OW Hospitality. Thomas draws upon his global travel experiences to influence his designs. Custom Tailored, in particular, was inspired by the time honored elegance of menswear while incorporating a unique dramatic flair into the designs, thus creating the perfect union of classic style with a modern twist. Containing refined patterns and hues as well as bold colors, the designs literally jumped off the pages of Thomas’ personal sketch books.

“I am extraordinarily pleased with our collection of breathtaking carpets,” said Roger Thomas. “The idea of menswear fashion is timeless but we’ve taken the classic patterns and added a contemporary brilliance by incorporating provocative elements with scale, color, and design combinations. I wanted to create something that I would use for ultra-elegant, world-wide hospitality applications but that would also inspire others to create interesting looks for their own unique projects. Custom Tailored does just that.  It has been very exciting developing this first carpet collection with the OW Team, where custom is always the standard.”

Mike Riley, CEO of OW Hospitality, added, “Roger Thomas embodies style and has a spectacular fashion sense. His impressive portfolio of work speaks for itself and has for the entire duration of his esteemed career. We at OW Hospitality were lucky enough to tap into his unparalleled expertise and develop what we do best: a beautiful collection of the highest quality Axminster and tufted carpets. Custom Tailored is the first collection of what will be the most elegant and sophisticated carpet compilation in the hospitality industry. The synergies and energy between Roger and our Style Studio Team are amazing and I am truly excited to watch this partnership develop and lead major fashion trends for hospitality flooring.”

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Young appointed OW Hospitality's director of global sales

London — OW Hospitality today announced the appointment of Jonathan Young, formerly of Brintons Carpets as the “Director of Global Sales” for the company. Mr. Young will be tasked with leading the sales effort worldwide for OW Hospitality as they continue with their aggressive expansion plans in the hospitality carpet segment. Young’s experience in hospitality dates back 30+ years and he has worked in key positions for such successful companies as Milliken in both the USA and international markets, and most recently as CEO of Brintons US Axminster Inc. Young will be based in the company’s US office. Continue reading Young appointed OW Hospitality's director of global sales