American Century names vp

ARCHDALE, NC — George Kerr has joined American Century Home Fabrics as vp, a new position.

Kerr, who headed Decorama Desley Cortley, is responsible for developing the company's home fashions line of fabrics and cut and sew items in China including top of the bed, window, and decorative pillows, according to Tom Finneran, president. Kerr reports to Finneran.

The new line will include a range of fabrics from basic to ornate designs and constructions, Finneran explained, and will be offered in widths from 54 inches to 130 inches. The Chinese-based company, owned by Jason and Kathy Chaun, is building a cut and sew facility for both home fashions and furniture in Hangzhou. American Century has had facilities in the United States for a year in Mississippi and at its headquarters here. The company started nine years ago with operations in Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand.

Crestmont promotes Jervis to vp

HAUPPAUGE, NY — Stewart Jervis has been promoted to vp, sales at Crestmont Fabrics, a new post.

Stewart, who continues to report to Paul Harris, ceo, is heading an expanded sales team. Mark Stein, formerly of Lanscot-Arlen, has joined the company in the new position as regional sales manager for the Northeast.

International Supply Agency's Eileen Trovato and Doug Trovato, formerly of Lanscot-Arlen, will now represent Crestmont on the West Coast.

Andrew Markel and Mark Garber continue as sales representatives for the South and Midwest, respectively. In addition, the company will announce new agency agreements for export during Decosit in September in Brussels, Belgium, Jervis added.

The company also has acquired 35 new designs for the home furnishings and apparel markets, he said.

The Robert Allen Group

NEW YORK — Marion Murray will join The Robert Allen Group as vp as well as head of the New York studio.

Murray, who will join the company on July 7, has been director of design for the Bloomcraft division of P/Kaufmann and the outdoor fabric line for P/Kaufmann. She succeeds Richard Langone, design director, who has joined Springs.

Murray will be responsible for Robert Allen@Home, Ametex, parts of the contract design business and the home textiles design.

She reports to Andy Pacuk, senior vp, product design and merchandising. No successor has been named at this time.

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