Profiles & People

Patty Wilson Named Covington VP Contract

NEW YORK--Patty Wilson has been named Vice President of Contract Sales Covington Fabrics & Design LLC. She took the position that was previously held by Craig Shirk who passed unexpectedly last year. Patty joined Covington in February, 2017 as Contract Sales director and at the end of Novembe[...]

Marc Layne Named Arc-Com President

ORANGEBURG, NY—Marc Layne  has been named President of Arc-Com a hospitality and contract specialist jobber. Marc joined the executive management team at Arc-Com in 2016.  Previously, he spent two decades as an investment banker for Bear Stearns, J.P. Morgan and most recently, RBC Capital Mar[...]


HAUPPAUGE, New York - The Robert Allen Duralee Group™ is pleased to announce that Stephen Levine has been named Creative Director, overseeing the Robert Allen, Beacon Hill, Duralee and DF Monogram brands. Stephen will be responsible for leading the company’s efforts in developing, managing and m[...]

Anzaldi Joins CTA

BARI, IT--Patrizia Anzaldi has been named Export Manager at Centro Tendaggi Arredamento srl (CTA) in Bari, Italy with an office in Milan. She previously held a similar position at Giber for seven years. In her new position, Anzaldi will be working closely with Roberta Marzo, Sales and Mark[...]

Bill Geiger Quietly Takes Retirement, Paves Way for Frank Andrew, New Carole President

AUGUSTA, GA—After 45 years with Carole Fabrics, Bill Geiger, President and CEO decided to retire but will continue to consult with the company and make a smooth transition possible with Frank Andrew, the new President. The changes, which happened last July, were never announced publicly until n[...]

Julie Morris Named VP Sales, Kravet; 29 Year Veteran Susan Lorenz to Retire

BETHPAGE, NY—Julie Morris has joined Kravet Fabrics Corp. as Vice President of Sales. She will follow a trail blazed by Susan Lorenz, a 29-year veteran of Kravet who will retire this year. “Susan has been with Kravet for 29 years and has been an extremely important component in our growth [...]

Michael Schneider Joins Fabrics & Furnishings International As The New Publisher;

Miami Beach, FL - January 1, 2018 - Michael Schneider has taken over the publishing role at Fabrics & Furnishings International (F&FI) from his father Eric Schneider. Eric will continue as publisher emeritus and editor-in-chief. Michael and his dad worked together at Sipco Publication[...]

Sipco Owner, Eric Schneider, Surges Forward

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA. After a week since open heart surgery, Eric Schneider reports a growing interest in returning to his publishing duties. Schneider, who will be 70 on May 10, expects to improve his life quality with the operation. He hopes to see many of you in Como, Italy, for Proposte. [...]

Z-Wovens® Names Chip Finneran VP  Sales; John Seymour Retires

HIGH POINT, NC--Z-Wovens has named Chip Finneran Vice President,  Sales to replace John Seymour who is retiring by year end. Seymour joined the company at its founding in 2011, bringing with him more than three decades of experience, including management positions at Quaker Fabric and Victor Gro[...]

Hosford Leaves Richloom Contract

New York—Libby Hosford, Design Director of Contract for Richloom Fabrics Group has left the company after 18 years there. She reported to John Ringer, Vice President, Corporate Sales. Her reasons for leaving are not known at this time nor have her future plans been announced. In the past yea[...]