Revere hosts party for Vanden Berge; assembles new top exec team
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, September 19, 2011
At the New York Market - Revere Mills bid adieu to its longtime president John Vanden Berge with an intimate gathering of colleagues and industry friends on Sunday evening at the company's seventh floor showroom at 295 Fifth Ave.
But the goodbyes are not for good.
Vanden Berge, who has been with Revere since 1995, told HTT he will continue to be an active participant in Revere's business, serving as a consultant and other functions, as needed.
Added company owner and chairperson of the board, Lori Gideon: "John remains involved, still behind the scenes in a very supportive role."
At the cocktail retirement party, she made a speech about Vanden Berge in which she noted: "John has been a transformative figure and has led Revere to be the innovative company that it is today."
Upon Vanden Berge's official departure, which was in early August, Revere has assembled a new executive team. Aside from Gideon, it also includes: Jeff Gregg, who was promoted to ceo from his former post as president; Sue Rivera, promoted to vp of operations; Elaine Aschenbrand, who remains director of marketing and product development; and Dana Levenstein, import manager.
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