Jaipur Living Names Callaghan New VP Sales
Jaipur Living has appointed Michael Callaghan as Vice President of Sales. A flooring industry veteran, Callaghan will lead the company’s multi-channel salesforce, with a focus on driving next-level performance and profitability. He joins at a pivotal moment in Jaipur Living’s brand story, as the company enters a new chapter marked by a refreshed identity following more than a decade of steady growth in key categories that include award-winning rugs and home accent products.
“We have spent the past year setting the stage and putting together a very focused strategy around our elevated approach to product development,” says Asha Chaudhary, president, Jaipur Living. “Michael is uniquely experienced and positioned to lead our dedicated and talented sales team as we continue our rapid global expansion across our core distribution channels and beyond.”
Callaghan brings nearly three decades of diverse experience encompassing multinational team leadership, sales, marketing, branding, HR and finance. Most recently, he completed a 25-year tenure with world-renowned Milliken and Company, one of the biggest privately-held textile and chemical companies in the US, offering a Floor Coverings division that is one of the largest global manufacturers of carpet tiles. As Director of Global Accounts, Callaghan developed strategies that led Milliken’s global sales organization to record growth across Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. He helped lead the transformation of Milliken from a US-focused, market-specific business to a key global partner of Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries, providing customer-focused flooring solutions that resolved complexities.
“Michael is truly a master strategist with a global mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit. He is the perfect addition to our seasoned leadership team who have led some of the world’s best global companies with innovative approaches to branding, design and sales,” adds Chaudhary.
Callaghan holds a Bachelor of Communications degree from Bowling Green State University and is an alum of Milliken’s executive leadership program, completing graduate-level curriculum at six off-site universities. Throughout his award-winning career, Callaghan has been honored with over 40 prestigious awards and recognitions for his stellar sales performance and leadership.
Jaipur Living’s dramatic growth in recent years centers on key categories that include the Artisan-crafted rugs that have made Jaipur a global name, as well as textile products that currently consist of pillows, poufs and throws.