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Appointments and personnel changes since fall market (as of March 15, 2004)

The following list is arranged by company name, with individual entries — which are divided into "new hires/-promotions" and "departures" — listed by the issue date of executive change. Obituaries are not included.

Date following the entry indicates the issue of HTT in which the entry appeared.

828 international

New hires/promotions:

Bono, Rosanne: named director of design, 11/17/03.

Allure Home Creations

New hires/promotions:

Colquitt, Gabrielle: named vice president, design and marketing, 11/17/03.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists

New hires/promotions:

Bamford, Roy: elected to second term as vice president of western region, 12/15/03.

Connelly, Roland: elected to second term as president, 12/15/03.

Cook, Fred: elected to second term as vice president, Southern Region, 12/15/03.

Jasani, Kanti: elected to second term as vice president, Central Atlantic Region, 12/15/03.

Malachowski, Richard: elected as vice president, New England Region, 12/15/03.

Miller, Robert Frederick: elected to second term as vice president, Midsouth Region, 12/15/03.

America's Store

New hires/promotions:

Keller, Will: named senior vice president and general manager, 3/8/04.

Anchor Home Products

New hires/promotions:

McCusker, Carolyn: named design director, window division, 10/6/03.

Arley Corp.

New hires/promotions:

Caffrey, William: named accounting manager, 10/20/03.

Ashford Court

New hires/promotions:

Garofalo, John: named vice president, sales and marketing, 2/9/04.

Aussino USA

New hires/promotions:

Del Gaizo, Nicole: named designer for product development, 12/22/03.

AvonHome

New hires/promotions:

Mooney, Chris: named executive vice president, sales and merchandising, 10/13/03.

Bed Bath & Beyond

New hires/promotions:

Barshay, Stanley: named board member, 10/13/03.

Stoller, Fran: named board member, 10/13/03.

Belk Inc.

Departures:

Belk, John: retired as chairman and CEO, 3/15/04.

Biederlack of America

New hires/promotions:

Romero, Michael: named national sales manager, 9/8/03.

Big Lots

New hires/promotions:

Martin, John: named executive vice president, merchandising, 12/8/03.

Blonder Home Accents

New hires/promotions:

Kantor, Jennifer: named marketing manager, 3/15/04.

Bluefly

Departures:

Morris, Jonathan: stepped down as executive vice president and corporate secretary, 12/1/03.

Payner-Gregor, Melissa: named president, board member, 9/29/03.

Burlington Rug Company

New hires/promotions:

Jeffers, Larry: named director of manufacturing, 12/15/03.

Pfautz, Bob: named senior vice president, general manager, 12/15/03.

Capelli-NY

New hires/promotions:

Kivett, Doug: named national sales manager, 9/8/03.

Celanese AG

New hires/promotions:

Madden, Doug: named president, 10/13/03.

Charles Craft Unc.

New hires/promotions:

Caffrey, William: named accounting manager, 10/20/03.

Pickup, Tracy: named vice president, sales, 9/8/03.

Claridge Textiles International

Departures:

Rosenfeld, Joe: retired as founder-principal, 1/12/04.

CMI

New hires/promotions:

Caffrey, William: named accounting manager, 10/20/03.

Comfortex

New hires/promotions:

Connery, Peter: named vice president of operations, 12/22/03.

dd's discounts

New hires/promotions:

Gilmartin, Jane: named senior vice president and general merchandising manager, 2/23/04.

Dohler

New hires/promotions:

Snow, Melessa: named assistant rug product manager, 10/6/03.

Vergucht, Eric: hired as independent agent, 1/21/04.

Dollar Tree Stores

New hires/promotions:

Sasser, Bob: named CEO, 10/6/03.

Whiddon, Thomas: appointed to board of directors, 12/22/03.

Family Dollar

New hires/promotions:

Barkus, Bruce: named executive vice president, store operations, 10/6/03.

Chikkala, Ramesh: named vice president, store process improvement, 10/6/03.

Coradini, Gino: named divisional vice president, real estate, 10/6/03.

Dunham, Cynthia: named vice president, general merchandising manager, softlines, 10/6/03.

Gibson, Charles: named executive vice president, distribution and logistics, 10/6/03.

Kelley, Janet: named senior vice president and senior counsel, 1/12/04.

Matz, Timothy: named vice president, general merchandising manager, 10/6/03.

White, Christopher: named divisional vice president, tax, 10/6/03.

Fashion Industries

New hires/promotions:

Stair, Debbie: named sales and marketing manager, 12/22/03.

Fashion Institute of Technology

New hires/promotions:

Baker, Jay: appointed to board of directors, 12/1/03.

Federated Department Stores

New hires/promotions:

Klein, Ronald: named chairman and CEO of Macy's East, 2/9/04.

Lundgren, Terry: elected chairman, 12/15/03.

Salus, Eric: named president of Macy's Home, 2/9/04.

Tripathy, Nirmal "Trip": named president and chief operating officer, 12/22/03.

Departures:

Kahn, Hal: retired as chairman and CEO of Macy's East, 2/9/04.

Zimmerman, James: retired as chairman, 12/15/03.

Feizy Import & Export Co.

New hires/promotions:

Ali, Fazel: named vice president of sales for Division 3, 9/8/03.

Chen, Sorenna: named head of design & development, 9/8/03.

Ehsani, Ray: named vice president of sales for Division 1, 9/8/03.

Emami, Nader: named senior vice president and general manager, 9/8/03.

Feizy, Leah: named director of inventory, 9/8/03.

Hashemi, Ray: named vice president of sales for Division 2, 9/8/03.

Schmale, Richard: named director of national sales, 9/8/03.

Tava, Sid: named director of customer relations, 9/8/03.

Group Three Design

New hires/promotions:

Hall, John: named vice president of brand development, 2/23/04.

Hancock Fabrics

Departures:

Busby, Jack: retired as president, chief operating officer, 9/29/03.

Hanover Direct

New hires/promotions:

Blue Charles: named chief financial officer, 11/10/03.

Feldman: Stuart: named to board of directors, 12/8/03.

Hecht, Donald: named to board of directors, 12/8/03.

Wachtel, William: named to board of directors, 12/8/03.

Hecht's/Strawbridge's

New hires/promotions:

Harper, John: named chairman, 2/16/04.

Departures:

Wilkerson, Kenneth: retired as chairman, 2/16/04.

Hoffman Mills

New hires/promotions:

McNeil, Sandy: named head of finished product division, 3/1/04.

Hollander Home Fashions

Departures:

McNeil, Sandy: resigned as president of fashion-bedding, 1/12/04.

Home & Harmony

New hires/promotions:

Moore, Phyllis: named vice president of bedding product development, 12/22/03.

Home Fashions Products Association

New hires/promotions:

Hollander, Leo: appointed to board of directors, 12/22/03.

Killbride, William: appointed to board of directors, 12/22/03.

HSN

New hires/promotions:

Nealon, Marty: named president, U.S., 2/2/04.

Jones, Kassie: named vice president, soft home, 9/8/03.

India Ink

New hires/promotions:

Grissinger, Richard: named vice president, sales and marketing, 1/26/04.

International Furnishings and Design Association

New hires/promotions:

Blair, Constance: named president of board of directors, 2/2/04.

Coggin, Lee: named president-elect of board of directors, 2/2/04.

Cole: Sheila: Named treasurer of board of directors, 2/2/04.

Kaufman, Mervyn: named director-at-large to board of directors, 2/2/04.

Meek, Carolyn: named director-at-large to board of directors, 2/2/04.

Wagner, Jennifer: named treasurer-elect of board of directors, 2/2/04.

Invista

New hires/promotions:

Gregory, George: named senior vice president, 12/15/03.

McCracken, Steve: added role as chief operating officer, 12/15/03.

Walker, Jeff: named chairman and CEO, 12/15/03.

Karsten America

New hires/promotions:

Rearer, Alison: named director of product manager, 12/1/03.

Kas Oriental Rugs

New hires/promotions:

Gonzalez, Jeffrey: named eastern regional vice president, 12/8/03.

Kmart

New hires/promotions:

Donlon, James: named senior vice president, chief financial officer, 12/8/03.

Goodman, John: named senior vice president, chief apparel officer, 12/8/03.

Guyardo, Paul: named senior vice president, chief marketing officer, 3/15/04.

Schultz, Lisa: named senior vice president and chief creative officer, 9/8/03.

Kohl's

New hires/promotions:

Bonning, Ken: named executive vice president of logistics, 3/15/04.

Kosa

New hires/promotions:

Linzbach, Gerold: named president, fibers, 10/13/03.

Lands End

New hires/promotions:

Meads, Mindy: named president and CEO, 12/1/03.

Lillian August

New hires/promotions:

Lieberman, Larry: named general merchandising manager, 12/15/03.

Lillian Vernon

New hires/promotions:

Shapiro, Jonathan: named president, 1/26/04.

Lord & Taylor

New hires/promotions:

Clausing, Richard: named chairman, 2/16/04.

Departures:

Reynolds, Clarence: retired as chairman, 2/16/04.

Louisville Bedding Co.

New hires/promotions:

Bertram, Paul: named corporate director of quality, 2/23/04.

Larovere, Ralph: named sales representative for Wal-Mart, 11/17/03.

Seago, Mike: named vice president of technical development, 2/23/04.

Walters, Scott: named director of product development for basic bedding, 2/18/04.

Departures:

Minihan, John: retired as CEO, 1/26/04.

Lowe's Companies

New hires/promotions:

Bridgeford, Gregory: named executive vice president of business development, 2/9/04.

Mabry, Michael: named senior vice president of distribution, 1/5/04.

May Department Stores

New hires/promotions:

Ott, Gregory: named senior vice president of strategy and new business development, 10/20/03.

Michaels Textiles

New hires/promotions:

Delsack, Sheldon: named co-president of decorative fabrics, 1/12/04.

Modern Terry Towels

New hires/promotions:

Moss, Jeffrey: named vice president, North American operations, 10/13/03.

Mohawk Home

New hires/promotions:

Gardner, Randy: named business manager, 1/12/04.

Paraliticci, Rosabel: signed licensing partnership, 3/15/04.

Sandy, Donna: named design director for imported bath rugs, 2/23/04.

Starr, David: named Southeast regional business manager, 2/25/04.

Nautica

New hires/promotions:

Fuentes, Chris: named vice president of marketing, 1/26/04.

Orian Rugs

New hires/promotions:

Kreson, Dennis: named national sales manager for the Calypso Rug Division, Orian Rugs, 2/25/04.

Newton, Don: named senior vice president, sales and marketing, 1/12/04.

Noone, Patrick: named vice president, sales, 1/12/04.

Pourquoi, Jan: named vice president, 1/12/04.

Oriental Weavers of America

New hires/promotions:

Swearingen, Gerrit: named vice president, national accounts, 10/6/03.

Polymer Group Inc.

New hires/promotions:

Rockenfield, Bruce: named vice president of human resources, 2/2/04.

Snyder, James: named vice president of global purchasing, 2/2/04.

Sutton, Sherry: named group vice president, marketing and sales, 2/2/04.

Portfolio

New hires/promotions:

Kaplan, Burt: named president, 1/12/04.

Restoration Hardware

Departures:

Bazzone, Tom: stepped down as chief operating officer, 12/8/03.

McKay, Patricia: named chief financial officer, 10/13/03.

Rich's/Lazarus/Goldsmith's/Macy's

New hires/promotions:

Krauter, Michael G.: named president and chief merchandising officer, 2/9/04.

Richloom Home Fashions

New hires/promotions:

Markowitz, Steve: named business manager for the Richloom Fabrics Group division, 3/5/04.

Saks Fifth Avenue

New hires/promotions:

Jennings, Andrew: named president and chief merchandising officer, 2/16/04.

Schaefer, Terron: named senior vice president of marketing, 2/23/04.

Wilson, Fred: named president and CEO, 12/1/03.

Departures:

Johnson, Christina: resigned as president and CEO, 10/27/03.

Saks Inc.

New hires/promotions:

Sadove, Steve: named chief operating officer, 3/8/04.

Sears

New hires/promotions:

Detter, Roger: named senior vice president and general merchandising manager, 2/2/04.

Departures:

Heidemann, Lyle: retired as executive vice president, general merchandising manager, 9/29/03.

Manto, Gwen: named executive vice president and general manager of apparel, 1/26/04.

Sheridan Australia

New hires/promotions:

Feiwel, Patricia: named design director, 9/29/03.

ShopKo Stores

New hires/promotions:

Lynch, Matt: named senior vice president, chief information officer, 11/3/03.

Southern Home Accents

New hires/promotions:

McClain, Cheryl: named vice president of merchandising, 12/1/03.

Springs

New hires/promotions:

Shealy, Torrence: named president of decorative floor coverings, 10/13/03.

Stanton Carpet Corporation

New hires/promotions:

Chato, Amy: named product manager, 11/10/03.

Forte, George: named vice president of sales, 1/12/04.

Galuskin, Michael: named divisional vice president, 1/12/04.

SteinMart

Departures:

Manto, Gwen: resigned as vice chairman and chief merchandising officer, 11/17/03.

Terrisol

New hires/promotions:

Grosso, Carla: named design director for beach towels, 9/8/03.

Schmitt, J.R.: named chief operating officer, vice president, 12/16/02.

Texstyle Home Fashions

New hires/promotions:

McCracken, Guyer: named chief financial officer, 10/6/03.

TJX Companies

New hires/promotions:

Barron, Arnold: named senior executive vice president, group president, 3/15/04.

Maich, Peter: named senior executive vice president, group president, 3/15/04.

Meyrowitz, Carol: named senior executive vice president, TJX, president, The Marmaxx Group, 3/15/04.

Naylor, Jeffrey: named executive vice president and chief financial officer, 2/2/04.

Smith, Alex: named senior executive vice president, 3/15/04.

Trade Am

New hires/promotions:

Smith, Shields: named director of national accounts and new business development, 1/12/04.

Value City Department Stores

New hires/promotions:

Glasser, Stuart: named president and CEO, 10/20/03.

Venus Textiles

New hires/promotions:

Von Walstrom, Vivie: named director of design and marketing, 3/8/04.

Victoria Classics

New hires/promotions:

Coughlin, Tom: named executive vice president, sales and operations, 12/22/03.

Keryk, Wendy: named vice president, sales, 1/12/04.

Wal-Mart

New hires/promotions:

Beahm, Paul: named vice president, divisional merchandising manager, 9/8/03.

Departures:

Harris, Don: retired as executive vice president, general merchandise, 12/8/03.

Watts, Claire: named executive vice president, 12/8/03.

Wearbest Siltex Mills

New hires/promotions:

Notero, Tom: named vice president, sales and marketing, 1/12/04.

WestPoint Stevens

New hires/promotions:

Chapin, Teresa: named product manager, utility bedding, 3/15/04.

Fontenot, Chip: confirmed as CEO, 10/20/03.

Hastings, Brian: named director of product development, utility bedding, 3/15/04.

Maddalene, Scott: named vice president, bed merchandising, 2/2/04.

Windham Weavers

New hires/promotions:

Statuto, Dan: named vice president, 1/12/04.

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