Ahmed Salama, CEO of OW USA, Has Died

Dalton, GA, June 7, 2022-After a prolonged battle with cancer, Ahmed Salama, CEO of Oriental Weavers USA, 62, died June 4, reports Home Textiles Today. 

“Salama was born in Cairo, Egypt, where he also attended Helwan University. Shortly after his graduation, he began his career at Oriental Weavers in a sales role for the local Egyptian market. Oriental Weavers had been in business for only four years, but company founder Mohamed Farid Khamis recognized Salama’s potential.

“He quickly moved through the company’s ranks and was named export manager for the manufacturer’s largest export market, the United States. In 1989, Salama moved to the ‘Carpet Capitol of the World’ and established the company’s distribution and manufacturing presence in the United States. He and his wife moved to Dalton, and he became CEO of Oriental Weavers USA.”