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David Savula Named Executive VP AmericasMart Home & Gift Showroom Leasing

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AmericasMart announced that David Savula has been named executive vice president in charge of AmericasMart Home and Gift leasing for all permanent showroom facilities in Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart Atlanta and its AMC, Inc. parent entity.

Savula’s promotion, approved by action of the AMC Board on April 27th, follows a seven-year tenure as senior vice president in charge of AmericasMart’s Home showroom leasing, which 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.

"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," notes Portman.  "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," Portman adds.

The newly created position of executive vice president of leasing is a natural extension of AMC’s stated mission advancing continuous improvement, according to Henry Almquist, AMC executive vice president and chief financial officer. 

"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," adds Almquist.

AmericasMart Buildings One, Two and Two West Wing enclose more than four million square feet of the aggregate seven-million-square-foot AmericasMart Atlanta campus.  They collectively house more than 1,000 permanent home and gift showrooms across 11 product centers, including Furniture; Accessories; Fine Linens; Area Rug; Holiday/Floral/Home; Gift; Living & Entertaining/Gifts, Tabletop & Accessories; Gift & Resort; Gourmet & Housewares; and Living.  Outdoor/Indoor/The Gardens. 

AmericasMart Atlanta is the largest wholesale marketplace of its kind in the world, and is a leading international market source for a wide variety of consumer goods.  It hosts 15 wholesale markets and six Market Wednesdays that annually attract more than 548,000 attendees from every U.S. state and 80 countries. 

Retailers attending its markets identify AmericasMart as the gift/home furnishings/area rug wholesale marketplace most important to their business—as compared to all competing U.S. wholesale markets—in independent research conducted by Moore & Symons, Inc.

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