OW Veteran Riley Tabbed as Couristan’s President

Was president of OW and CEO of its hospitality division
March 17, 2017David Gill

Mike Riley CouristanMike Riley
FORT LEE, N.J.-Long-time OW executive Mike Riley has been named president of Couristan.

Riley oversees the company’s residential and hospitality sales teams. Reporting to him are Steve Codella, who heads sales of the broadloom and roll runner divisions; and Mark Ferullo, who recently joined Couristan and is in charge of area rug sales. Niall Coree continues to oversee the sales and operations of the contract/hospitality division, reporting to Riley as well.

George Couri, chairman, and Ron Couri, CEO, remain in their positions. “In order to accelerate the transformation of Couristan to respond to the changes in the marketplace for the coming decades, Mike is the perfect fit to join my brother Ron and me in leading those efforts,” said George Couri.

Riley joined OW USA in 1995 and became president in 2003. For the past seven years, he also served as CEO of OW’s hospitality division.

Founded in 1926, Couristan has been managed by the Couri family for two generations.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.


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