Guilford adds three execs

New York — Guilford Home Fashions announced the addition of three executives to its management team.

Joining the home textiles arm of Guilford Mills are Molly Durkin, Jeff Chilton and Mason Carroll.

Durkin, who most recently worked for Keeco, joins the New York-based Guilford as vp, special accounts. She replaces Mike Doherty, who left the company in August. She will work from the Chicago office.

"Molly comes to the table with in-depth experience in the marketing and sales of window and bedding to the mass market," said Herb Briggs, president of Guilford Home Fashions. "She has hit the ground running and we are delighted to have her on board."

Chilton was promoted to the position of vp, national sales manager, and will be primarily responsible for the department and specialty store businesses including bed, window and bath lines, both in-house and licensed brands.

Said Briggs, "Jeff has exhibited outstanding ability in expanding and organizing our national sales force as well as playing an important role in successfully launching and placing our brands, Jockey Home, Karen Neuberger at Home and Goodnight Home."

Rounding out the promotions is Carroll, vp of operations and global sourcing, who will add product management to his duties.

"This brings our R&D and global initiatives full circle by having a seasoned executive directing the total product picture, worldwide," Briggs said.

Both Chilton and Carroll will work out of Guilford's New York office. All three will report directly to Briggs.

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