AmericasMart promotes Savula to head leasing in Buildings 1, 2 and West Wing
-- Home Textiles Today, 4/29/2010 12:03:00 PM
Atlanta – The AmericasMart here has promoted David Savula to the newly created post of evp in charge of home and gift showroom leasing for all permanent spaces in Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing.
He reports to Jeffrey L. Portman Sr., president and coo of the AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC Inc. parent entity.
Savula’s promotion, which was approved by action of the AMC board on April 27, follows his seven years as svp in charge of AmericasMart’s home showroom leasing -- which AmericasMart noted has grown “significantly under his leadership.” Savula’s career spans more than 15 years in the home and gift industry, including sales and leasing positions in a North Carolina wholesale marketplace.
AmericasMart Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing together comprise more than four million square feet of the aggregate seven-million-square-foot AmericasMart Atlanta campus. The two buildings and the West Wing area collectively house more than 1,000 permanent home and gift showrooms across 11 product centers, including furniture, accessories, fine linens, area rugs, holiday/floral/home, gift, living/entertaining/gifts, tabletop/accessories, gift/resort, gourmet/housewares, and living.
“Dave’s passion for our business and our brand, together with an unfailing commitment to serving customer needs large and small, shines through in all that he does,” Portman said. “His charge both recognizes the growing complementary role of home and gift in our marketplace, and positions us to enhance seamless synergy between Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing. This new position sets the stage for a broader AMC strategic initiative to be unveiled in the coming months.”
Added Henry Almquist, AMC evp and cfo: “In our business, and particularly in the permanent showroom arena, demonstrably superior customer service carries the day. The home and gift alignment which comes with Dave’s leadership will help make a strong service commitment stronger, more visible and more valuable.”
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