Mark Furlet joins Americasmart as senior VP

Americasmart Atlanta has hired Mark Furlet as senior vice president/leasing in the Home category for permanent showrooms of Building 1.

Before joining Americasmart, Furlet served on the leadership team of Merchandise Mart Properties Inc. where he most recently held dual appointments as vice president in charge of all gift and home business at the Chicago Merchandise Mart and vice president and general manager at the L.A. Mart with responsibilities for the L.A. Mart, the L.A. Mart Design Center and California Gift Show brands.

"Mark's broad home furnishings category perspective gained through years of proven business leadership aligns well with our mission of continued domestic and international expansion," says Jeffrey L. Portman Sr., president and chief operating officer of Americasmart parent company AMC Inc. "He joins a team highly engaged in the home furnishings sector and comes prepared to help advance our efforts to reach and serve new exhibitors seeking the unique benefits of Americasmart's global business base."

Furlet will report to David Savula, AMC executive vice president for all home, area rug and gift leasing.

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