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Capel Taps Marks to Manage Alabama and Florida Panhandle

Veteran home furnishings sales representative Boyd Marks has joined rug vendor Capel Rugs as manager of sales for Alabama and the Panhandle region of Florida.

During his 18 years as a sales representative, Marks has performed traditional sales duties, overseen product displays, trained sales staff, monitored store operations and fostered relationships with key accounts throughout his territory.

"Boyd's proven success in merchandising, purchasing and sales made him the ideal candidate for this position," said Allen Robertson, vice president of sales for Capel Rugs, Troy, N.C. "Boyd will enable us to dramatically increase service to our furniture and flooring customers in these strategic market areas."

Marks began his career in 1988 in Nashville, Tenn., as director of merchandising for American Sofa. He then worked with Marks Fitzgerald Furniture Co. as an assistant upholstery buyer, special order specialist, upholstery and table buyer, assistant to the general manager and regional upholstery buyer. Following store management roles with Farmer's Furniture Co. and La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Marks embarked on his current career as a furniture sales representative, recently winning several sales contests.

Marks is based in Fairhope, Al., 30 minutes from the Florida state line. He will continue to leverage his existing relationships with dealers in the Gulf Coast region, including Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Destin, Panama City, Apalachicola and Pensacola.

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