New York, N.Y.--Philip H. Kowalczyk will join The Robert Allen Group as president and CEO, and as a member of the Board as of November 1.
VALDESE, NC—David Schmidt has been named vice president, market development for Valdese Weavers, Inc.
WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI. —Jack Eger, a 25 year sales veteran of Craftex Mills, has been named Vice president of Sales for Crypton Inc. Most recently, Eger served as the director of sales for Victor Textiles Group.
TORONTO - Margaret Dietsch has joined Master Fabrics Group in the new position of National Sales Manager, effective August 8.
NEW YORK, NY—Gregory D. Tarver has been named president and CEO of Covington Fabric & Design LLC. He was previously president and COO at Robert Allen Group in New York. He joined that firm in 2003 after a 27 year career at WestPoint Stevens. Tarver will report to Mark Kahan, principal and chairman of Covington.
NEW YORK, NY—Gregory D. Tarver has been named president and CEO of Covington Fabric & Design LLC.
He was previously president and COO at Robert Allen Group in New York. He joined that firm in 2003 after a 27 year career at WestPoint Stevens. Tarver will report to Mark Kahan, principal and chairman of Covington.
NEW YORK, New York -- Greg Tarver has resigned his post as president of Robert Allen Group effective July 22. He reported to Jeffrey Cordover, chairman and CEO. His resignation follows the emergence of Altamont Group as a key investor just as their investment was increased two weeks ago.
New York, New York - Donald Rifkin has been named director of inventory control and strategic planning of Covington Fabric & Design, LLC according to Mark S. Kahan, chairman & CEO of this fabric converter.
Rifkin is a graduate of Stanford University and as well as Wharton, graduating in 1993 with an MBA in marketing. For the past 15 years, Rifkin has held varying positions in financial and marketing management. Covington was sold to Kahan and Rifkin family members about two years ago.
GMUND, Austria - Walter Wurfel, previously from the consultancy agency of the same name, has been named sole managing director of Bruder Baumann GmbH, a 90-year-old family company.
BARCELONA, Spain - Kettal has announced the inclusion of two new fabrics designed by Patricia Urquiola in their 2010 catalogue, Paddock Brown and Kernel Brown, complementing the other four fabrics in the muted, contemporary collection.
Spanish-born, Milan-based architect Urquiola is famous for her design of clean-lined furniture and accessories from brands like Alessi, Foscarini, B&B Italia and Knoll. She recently completed the interior design for the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona.
MIAMI, Florida - Savel Inc., a jobber based in Miami and New York, is offering its third collection of fabrics produced by Jakob Schlaepfer, a 104-year-old medium-sized, boutique mill in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Schlaepfer began life as a producer of couture fabrics for high fashion houses but turned part of its energy to decorative fabrics for contract and residential use in 2008. The collection is available in 40-yard minimums on an exclusive basis through Savel in the USA and is priced in the $200 per meter range. The in-stock fabrics are available in one-yard minimums.