Pendelton taps Pete Johnson to lead adult blanket charge
July 2, 2001,
Portland, OR — Gearing up to make a big splash in the wide-open market for adult blankets, century-old Pendleton Woolen Mills has tapped industry veteran Pete Johnson, former ceo of Faribault Woolen Mills, to lead the company's expansion into department stores, specialty stores and catalogs.
After a 40-year career at Faribault, Johnson has joined the new Blanket & Home division of Pendleton, headed by former Mercantile Stores merchant Robert Christnacht. Expanding its jacquard-woven wool blanket lines into traditional retail channels, Pendleton will launch its new home collection at this October's New York market.