Profiles & People

Galloway Named Robert Allen Contract VP

 New York, NY--Kerry Galloway has been named vice president, contract sales of The Robert Allen Design Group. He succeeds Robert Duban who left for a similar post at Covington Fabrics & Design LLC.Galloway has 15 years of experience in the contract arena, most recently as vice president, sa[...]

Designtex President Tom Hamilton Retires

 New York, NY-- Thomas Hamilton has retired as CEO and president of Designtex, a division of Steelcase Inc. after 28 years with this fabric jobber, 18 years as president. Steelcase brands include Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex, Details, Nurture, PolyVision, and Turnstone. It is a global publicl[...]

Pair Form Senzza with Chinese Owners

ALICANTE, Spain--Senzza Creations is a new agency and consultancy founded by Juan Gisbert Senzza  and Rubén Masia in late 2011.With their European skills and knowledge they have partnered with Shengli Textile Co., Zhenjiang Textile Group Co. Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and the financial muscl[...]

Victor Gains Sales Manager; Robert Allen Loses Another Key Exec

FALL RIVER, MA (USA) — Dan Payne has been named residential sales manager for the residential division of Victor Group. He reports to Martin Roy, general manager for the residential division of Victor Group.Payne was most recently vice president, residential sales for The Robert Allen Group in New[...]

Dave Hoyland Leaves Dolan

KELHEIM, Germany--Dave Hoyland has left the Dolan business of the Lenzing Filaments Business Unit at the end of 2011 where he was the managing director for the last four years.Friedrich Weninger, COO of the Lenzing group, has taken responsibility for the Filaments Business Unit effective 1 Jan 2012.[...]

Covington Names Duban EVP Sales; Bruno, Reig-Plaza Add Export Duties

NEW YORK -- Robert M. Duban has joined Covington Fabrics & Design as executive vice president of sales for Covington, effective January 1 and reports to Greg Tarver, president & CEO of Covington.Tom Bruno, senior vice president of sales at Covington will now report to Duban along with Craig [...]

Schumacher Elevates Coleman to Sales SVP

NEW YORK -- F. Schumacher & Co., the fabric wholesaler, has named Robert Coleman to the position of senior vice president of sales, reporting to Terri Eagle, president & CEO based in New York City. He was previously vice president, sales since he returned to Schumacher in 2008. Prior to his [...]

C.P. Davis Leaves Shuford Mills

HIGH POINT, NC—C.P. Davis has resigned his post as president of Shuford Mills, Inc. in Hudson, N.C. in order to pursue other interests. Shuford is the manufacturer of Outdura® fabrics, outdoor fabrics made of solution dyed acrylic fiber.Prior to the sale of Shuford Fabrics to Sattler A.G. of Aust[...]

Johnston Textiles Names Morelli CEO

Phenix City, AL -- Jim Morelli has been named President & CEO of Johnston Textiles, Inc. by Lee Hansen, chairman. Morelli replaces Virchil Brown who recently retired. Morelli has more than 35 years of  business experience, Hansen said,  including CEO of AF&Y (American Fibers & [...]

Strydom Opens Intertex; Romo Leaves Fabric Library

JOHANNESBERG, S.A.-- Neil Strydom has begun trading under the name of Intertex, the newest wholesaler in South Africa. Previously, he was managing director of Fabric Library.   In the wake of his departure, Romo has pulled out of the Fabric Library stable after many years and has appointed[...]