Saddle Brook N.J. -- Nourison announced the appointment of Sue Hepler as Southwest hospitality sales manager for its hospitality business segment. Based in Dallas, Hepler’s responsibilities will include business development with A&D firms, hotel owning groups and end-users along with a focus on hospitality procurement firms. She will collaborate with the company’s design, marketing, sales management and product development teams to help further market penetration in the Southwest region for Nourison’s hospitality business offering Axminster broadloom and tile, hand tufted rugs, and tufted solution dyed nylon products.

Hepler comes to Nourison with extensive hospitality flooring industry experience. Previously, she was the Southwest sales manager, Hospitality, for competitor Desso/Tarkett for 5 years. Prior to that, Hepler was president of her own independent rep agency which she successfully managed for 18 years and was with Remington Hotel Corporation for 13 years.

“We are very pleased that Sue has joined Nourison,” said Peter Lipkin, vice president of hospitality sales. “Sue and I had been colleagues for 13 years in our previous company and she has always been an outstanding sales achiever and leader. Sue’s dedication to managing her client’s needs has enabled her to maintain their respect and trust and we look forward to her bringing her professionalism and work ethic to Nourison.”

Hepler added, “I am truly excited to join the team at Nourison and to contribute to their growing hospitality business. The company manages its own mills and produces premium-quality products that are well positioned toward meeting the needs of hospitality clients. I have also worked previously with Lipkin and the leadership team he is assembling for Nourison is outstanding and a great fit for me.”

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