Ex-Cell's Fraley calls it quits
July 3, 2002,
New York — After four years as the "No. 2 man," John Fraley is resigning from his post as executive vp of Ex-Cell Home Fashions.
Fraley, who will conclude his tenure next Friday, told HTT that he made his decision based on his hope to re-evaluate his career.
Barry Leonard, president, told HTT that for the time being the company will not look to replace Fraley.
He said Fraley had expressed his plans to leave the company in April upon Leonard's arrival to Ex-Cell as the company's new president, replacing Sam Samelson.
"This was part of John's long-term plan to assess his personal and professional priorities at this point in his career. He felt the timing of a management change and the imminent ownership change at Ex-Cell was the logical time to do this," Leonard said.
Prior to joining Ex-Cell in 1998, Fraley held various senior management positions at WestPoint Stevens, where he spent seven years climbing the ranks from merchandising to senior vp of all products. He also spent 18 years at Fieldcrest Cannon working in various capacities.
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