Listings by company
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, April 15, 2002
The following list is arranged by company name, with individual entries — which are divided into "new hires/promotions" and "departures" — listed by date of executive change.
ABC Carpet & Home
Roffe, Rita: dmm, home textiles, 11/12/01. (Roffe has since left the company.)
Albany International Corp.
Gauss, Christine: international sales manager, 3/25/02.
American Trim Manufacturing Co.
Gangi, Richard: founder, along with sons Rick and Dan, 12/17/01.
Nehlsen, Jim: head of sales, 12/17/01.
Kaplan, Burt: founder, 10/22/01.
Finch, Brent: general manager, 2/11/02.
Steele, Brent: general manager, 2/11/02.
Alexander, Judi: senior vp, marketing and product development, 3/4/02.
Hayes, Bonnie: senior vp, marketing and product development, 3/4/02.
Hare, Danielle: product development manager, 3/4/02.
Wooding, Harvey: senior vp and national sales manager, 11/5/01.
Dunlap, Brian: coo and cfo, 12/24/01.
Morton, Bill: president and ceo, 2/4/02.
Johnson, John: senior vp, gmm, 1/21/02.
Bachmann, Lisa: senior vp, merchandise planning, allocation and presentation, 3/25/02.
Carracino, Marilyn: senior vp, merchandising, Bloomingdale's Direct, 1/21/02.
Domer, Jack: corporate vp: manufacturing, 1/21/02.
Evans, Kent: vp, finance, 1/21/02.
Sweet, Loren: president, 1/21/02.
Brittanica Home Fashions
Queen, Larry: president and coo, 11/19/01.
Vernon, Dave: senior vp, gmm, home, 2/18/02.
Burlington Rug Corp.
Devlin, Robert: vp, product development and management, 10/12/01.
Pigott, Steve: plant manager, added operational duties, 10/12/01.
Ayers, Dwayne: to national sales manager, kitchen textiles division, 11/19/01.
Kanzler, Tim: national sales manager, kitchen textiles division, 11/19/01.
Chris Stone & Associates
Bernstein, Andrea: director of marketing, 1/7/02.
Clark Holdings LLC
Zales, Bill: ceo, 4/1/02.
Richter, Egle: vp, design, 4/1/02.
Connell, Jane: sales manager, 2/18/02.
Poletto, Russ: converter, Concord Home, 11/19/01.
Viars, Jeanie: design director, Concord Home, 11/19/01.
Burnim, Roger: vp, Concord Home, 4/1/02.
Cranston Print Works
Sullivan, Melissa: assistant stylist, Cranston Consumer Products, Rhode Island Studio, 2/18/02.
Spivack, Heidi: vp, design, 3/25/02.
Carillo, Luz: vp: direct marketing, 10/29/01.
Kurtzman, Julie: vp, public relations and strategic alliances, 10/29/01.
Mortell, Kate: vp, print production and marketing logistics, 10/29/01.
Trimble, Richard: director of inventory planning, 10/29/01.
Wolman, Hope: vp, marketing, 10/29/01.
Engebretson, Mark: senior vp, sourcing and production, 11/19/01.
Taffet, Edward: senior vp, general counsel and secretary, 11/19/01.
Targas, Susan: senior vp, sourcing and production, 11/19/01.
Jarvis, Brian: executive vp, store operations, 12/3/01.
Schmidt, Timothy: senior vp, general counsel and secretary, 11/19/01.
Ghitis, Bill: to head the Apparel unit, Apparel and Textiles Sciences, 11/26/01.
Trerotola, Dave: vp, Global Home and Industrial Textiles, Apparel and Textiles Sciences, 11/26/01.
Katz, Robert: sales manager, 2/4/02.
Jordan, Denny: sales manager, 2/4/02.
Kerr, Paul, vp: sourcing and production, 1/7/02.
Staudinger, Mark: vp, marketing, 1/7/02.
828 International Trading Co.
Andolino, Len: vp, sales, 3/25/02.
Roan, Steve: vp, sales, 3/25/02.
Bergren, Byron: president and ceo, 1/28/02.
Coulter, Jason: director of computer-aided design operations, 10/12/01.
Elrene Home Fashions
Ciaccio, Maureen: regional sales manager, 3/18/02.
Ex-Cell Home Fashions
Panariello, John: vp, merchandising, decorative pillow division, 12/17/01.
Famous Home Fashions
Gosselin, Chantal: national sales manager, Canada, 3/4/02.
Grainger, Allison: assistant to design and product development director, 3/4/02.
Kenney, William: design and product development director, 3/4/02.
Veeramootoo, Joyce: assistant to president and sales support, 3/4/02.
Faribault Woolen Mills
Freudenthal, Danielle: business development manager, 10/12/01.
Meyers, Catherine: vp, design, added total brand development duties, 10/12/01.
Moesler, Gael: customer relations manager, 10/12/01.
Sturm, Sue: business development manager, 10/12/01.
Woodside, Alan: executive vp, sales and marketing, 10/12/01.
Clark, Jill: as vp, sales, 10/12/01.
Hinston, Donna: account manager, 10/22/01.
Saleh, James: vp, rug division, 10/22/01.
Swearingen, Gerrit: account manger, 10/22/01.
Winderbaum, Carolyn: vp, design, table linens, 2/11/02.
Kydd, Westfield: vp, design, table linens, 2/11/02.
Federated Department Stores
Bernal, Gina: divisional vp, merchandise manager, special sizes, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Bulen, Fiona: senior vp, planning, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Hatfield, Jerry: divisional vp, tabletop, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Hessler, Scott: senior vp, gmm, Homeworld, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Qualiotto, Janet: divisional vp, Six Sigma, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Mendoza, Peter: senior vp, bridal strategy and development, Federated Direct, 2/11/02.
Lundgren, Terry: president and chief merchandising officer, added coo title, 3/18/02.
Tomchin, Julian: senior vp, special merchandising projects, Macy's West, 1/21/02.
Sherman, Jeffrey: chairman and ceo, Federated Direct, 2/25/02.
Richer, Erica: managing director, home furnishings division, 12/10/01.
F. Schumacher & Co.
Williams, Dale: president, Waverly Lifestyle Group, 2/4/02.
Kilby, Joseph: design director, Schumacher Contract, 3/25/02.
Michaels, Christiane: president and general manager, Waverly Lifestyle Group, 11/19/01.
George Little Management
Bennett, Renee: buyer services representative, 12/3/01.
Carroll, Mason: vp, operations and global sourcing, added product management duties, Guilford Home Fashions, 10/12/01.
Chilton, Jeff: vp, national sales manager, Guilford Home Fashions, 10/12/01.
Durkin, Molly: vp, special accounts, Guilford Home Fashions, 10/12/01.
Dinan, Maureen: manager, advertising and licensing, 12/10/01.
Doherty, Mike: vp, special accounts, Guilford Home Fashions, 10/12/01.
Lambert, Edward: executive vp, cfo, 1/21/02.
Harriss, Brian: executive vp, cfo, 1/21/02.
Haywin Textile Products
Schlang, Charlie: director, business development and specialty stores, 2/4/02.
(Schlang is also founder and ceo, Renaissance America.)
Granger, Maureen: vp, merchandising, 2/25/02.
Grimson, Erica: product manager, product development division, 2/25/02.
Parker, Bryan: senior product manager, product development division, 2/25/02.
Hollander Home Fashions
Varn, Wright: vp, Basic Bedding division, 3/18/02.
Kelly, Michael: executive vp, coo, 12/10/01.
Home Shopping Network
Iodice, Anita: vp, home fashions, 12/10/01.
Cote, David: president, ceo and member of the board, 2/25/02.
Burdick, Kathy: director of brand advertising, corporate marketing group, 2/4/02.
Marrone, Maureen: director of visual merchandising, corporate marketing group, 2/4/02.
Pellett, Richard: president and general manager, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, 2/4/02.
Steyer, Penny: director of marketing communications, corporate marketing group, 2/4/02.
Dandy, Bill: senior vp, marketing, 12/10/01.
Blunck, Richard: ceo, Bluelight.com, 11/12.01.
McDonald, John: executive vp and cfo, 11/19/01.
Adamson, James: chairman, 1/21/02.
Hutchinson, Ronald: executive vp and chief restructuring officer, 1/28/02.
Hueber, Paul: president, International division, 2/11/02.
Jardina, Michael: president, Super centers, 2/11/02.
Marsico, David: senior vp, sales and marketing, 2/11/02.
Meissner, Douglas: president, Northeast division, 2/11/02.
Montoya, David: senior vp, specialty operations, 2/11/02.
Treadway, Gregg: executive vp, store operations, 2/11/02.
Viliborghi, Lee: president, West division, 2/11/02.
Wulfers, William: president, Southeast division, 2/11/02.
Schwartz, Mark: president and coo, 1/21/02.
Conaway, Chuck: ceo, relinquished chairman title, 1/21/02; resigned as ceo, 3/18/02.
Rots, David: executive vp, chief administrative officer, 4/1/02.
D'Onofrio, Tony: executive vp, chief supply chain officer, Kmart, 4/1/02.
Montoya, David: senior vp, specialty operations, 4/1/02.
Owen, John: gmm, hardlines, 4/1/02.
Anguiano, Leo: senior vp, asset protection, 4/1/02.
Rocha, Eduardo: senior member of ceo's staff, KoSa, 11/26/01.
Rocha, Eduardo: stepped down as vp and general manager, textile fabrics, KoSa, 11/26/01.
Lace Lastics Co.
Tippin, Barbara: vp, sales and marketing, 3/25/02.
Weise, Rosemary Skelton: sales manager, Oxford House/Canyon Creek, 3/25/02.
Williams, Sandra: corporate account specialist, Lacey Mills, 3/18/02.
Giannantonio, Frank: senior vp, chief information officer, 3/4/02.
Centner, Karen: vp, gmm, e-commerce and international, 4/1/02.
Dahlen, Karl: vp, senior legal officer, 4/1/02.
Gloudeman, Tom: vp, recruitment and development, 4/1/02.
Peterson, Randy: vp, engineering and facilities services, 4/1/02.
Ripley, Peter: creative director, contract and special projects, 10/22/01.
Volpe, Jerry: sales specialist, manufacturing market, 10/22/01.
Wilson, Patty: domestic sales manager, 10/22/01.
Gargiulo, Ed: export manager, 2/4/02.
Bruneau, Ron: division manager, Latex International West, 1/14/01.
Linens' N Things
Silver, Scott, vp, gmm, sheets, comforters, bath, 2/18/02
Majestic Rug Co.
Griffin, Maureen: director, marketing and sales promotions, 10/29/01.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Nandkeolyar, Shelly: executive vp, president, Internet/direct commerce, 12/24/01.
May Department Stores Company
Danahy, John: vice chairman, May Merchandising Company and May Department Stores International, 3/11/02.
Nicks, Duane: chairman, Famous-Barr, 3/11/02.
Hageman, James: chairman, May Merchandising Company and May Department Stores International, announced retirement, 3/11/02.
Hofer, Judith: ceo, May Merchandising Company and May Department Stores International, announced retirement, 3/11/02.
NooNoo Rug Company
Grasse, David: president, 1/28/02.
Newman, Eugene: chairman, 1/28/02.
Ward, Bill: ceo, 12/24/01.
Argarwal, Pradeep: president, relinquished ceo title, 12/24/01.
Oriental Weavers of America
VanderWerf, Brian: regional vp, Northeast, 11/5/01.
Ostrow Wholesale Company
Reading, Bill: senior vp, general manager, Home Based Creations, 2/11/02.
Park B. Smith
Smith, Sheri: sales manager, 12/17/01.
Needleman, Leslie: vp, creative services, 3/25/02.
Kelly, Sue: vp, merchandising, 11/19/01.
Shafran, Joe: to head company, 12/17/01.
Smithson, Andrew: ceo, 12/10/01.
Schlang, Charlie: founder, ceo, 2/4/02. (Schlang is also director, business development and specialty stores.)
Shahan, Kevin: cfo, 11/26/01.
Kneitel, Ron: founded Fabreka, a division of Rytex Fabrics, 11/19/01.
Parge, Howard: senior vp, stores, Parisian, 2/11/02.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Domingue, Charles: dmm, boys 2 to 20, children's division, 11/5/01.
Bufano, Kathryn: executive vp, softlines, 12/10/01.
Hollister, Brent: president and coo, Sears Canada, 4/1/02.
Mettler, Mark: dmm, bed, bath and window coverings, Sears, Roebuck and Co., 4/1/02.
Pizzella, Barbara: vp, gmm, area rugs, housewares and luggage, Sears, Roebuck and Co., 4/1/02.
Benton, Janet: to head licensing and special projects division, 12/17/01.
Piccininni, JoAnn: director, product development, 12/17/01.
Wurl, Douglas: division senior vp, gmm, home, 1/7/02.
Ramsey, Gary: president and coo, 11/19/01.
Ausick, Rick: division senior vp, gmm, home, 1/7/02.
Vetrone, Gary: account executive for JCPenney, 3/18/02.
Queen, Larry: executive vp, 10/29/01.
Cvikota, Lynette: vp, home, 2/4/02.
S. Shamash & Sons
Kiley, Kevin: president, 1/7/02.
White, Jeffrey: president, 1/7/02.
Riggs, Dean: executive vp, home furnishings operations, 11/12/01.
Raggio, Reed: vp and team leader, 12/17/01.
Stone-Cline Home Fashions
Persson, Warren: vp, sales, 12/3/01.
Stone Brook Linens
Flannigan, Ron: independent sales representative, 2/25/02.
Gottfried, Sofia: sales representative, 2/25/02.
Liguori, Ron: sales representative, 2/25/02.
Papp, James: sales representative, 2/25/02.
Stroheim & Romann
Sullivan, Daniel: vp, sales, 2/18/02.
Difani, Pat: regional manager for stores, 2/4/02.
Hakari, Ed: creative director, 2/4/02.
Stroud, Jeff: senior vp, stores, Internet and marketing, 2/4/02.
The Fitzpatrick Companies
Kavanaugh, Leo: vp, merchandising, Country Curtains, 2/11/02.
Bender, Lillian: vp, merchandising, Country Curtains, 2/11/02.
The Home Depot
Petke, Ken: global product merchant for soft flooring, Expo Design Center, 1/28/02.
Barron, Millard: senior vp, store merchandising, 3/18/02.
Moberg, Anders: president, international division, 1/7/02.
The Spiegel Group
Ittner, George: chairman and ceo, Newport News, 2/4/02.
Madonna, Geralynn: president and coo, Newport News, 2/4/02.
Fersch, Richard: president, ceo, Eddie Bauer, 1/7/02.
Wischnia, Eric: co-president and director of manufacturing, 12/24/01.
Value City Department Stores
Blanton, Raymond: senior vp, coo, Value City, 2/4/02.
Kozlowski, Edwin: executive vp, coo, Value City, 2/4/02.
Rossler, John: president, Value City, 2/4/02.
Schlensinger, Alan: president and ceo, Filene's Basement, 2/4/02.
Rossler, John: president, added ceo title, Value City, 4/1/02.
Kolber, George: ceo, Value City, 4/1/02.
Lombardo, Tom: president, Vernon Plastics, 4/1/02.
Fleming, John: coo, Walmart.com, 11/26/01.
Mikita, Lois: senior vp, gmm, men's and boy's apparel, housewares, domestics, decorative home, and fabrics and crafts, 2/4/02.
Pilozzi, Mario: president and ceo, Canadian division, 2/4/02.
Jackson, Jeanne: as coo, Walmart.com, 11/26/01.
Reaves, Dennis: senior vp, gmm, men's and boy's apparel, housewares, domestics, decorative home, and fabrics and crafts, 2/4/02.
Westover & Associates
Falk, Michelle: partner and vp, executive recruiting, 1/28/02.
Birkins, Art: president, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Burke, Tom: vp, business operations, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Cwirko, Kathleen: senior vp, marketing services, Bed and Bath division, 10/12/01.
Dale, Bob: president, Bed and Bath division, 10/12/01.
England, David: vp, manufacturing, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Howard, Scott: vp, sales, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Hurston, John: vp, manufacturing, bath products, 10/12/01.
Kennedy, Alan: vp, merchandising, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Lanier, R.R.: vp, manufacturing, bed products, 10/12/01.
Tarver, Gregory: senior vp, bath, Bed and Bath division, 10/12/01.
Cafaro, John: vp, sales, Kmart, Sears and regional mass retailers, bed and bath division, 11/12/01.
Fontenot, Chip: president and coo, named director, 2/18/02.
Bledsoe, Lanny: senior vp, manufacturing, 3/25/02.
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