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Patriarch Partners Taps Granger to Head Croscill/Glenoit/Excell

NEW YORK - Patriarch Partners has appointed longtime industry executive Joe Granger as president and ceo of its Croscill/Glenoit/Excell subsidiary.
     Granger most recently was president of Springs Global US Inc., which he joined in

Joe GrangerJoe Granger - Patriarch Partners
early 2009. There he developed the Diane von Furstenberg home collection as well as the Pantone bedding and bath line. In addition to overseeing Springs' Wamsutta and Springmaid brands, he structured the launch of Nate Berkus branded home furnishings set to hit Target this October.
     Previously, Granger was the svp of sales, licensing and product/retail development at Ralph Lauren Home, where he spent nearly a decade. He earlier had been with Calvin Klein Home when it was licensed to the former Home Innovations, and prior to that was with the former Pillowtex.
     "Joe's track record for achieving growth and inspiring innovation in the home furnishings industry well prepares him to drive the future of Croscill, Glenoit and Excell," said Lynn Tilton, Patriarch Partners' founder and ceo. "His experience and established relationships in this tight-knit industry, we believe, will foster accelerated expansion and increased marketshare for these great brands."
     Patriarch Partners LLC is an investment firm and holding company that manages 75 companies - among them Ex-Cell, Glenoit and Croscill, the latter of which it acquired in November 2008 - and has annual revenues of more than $8 billion.
     "I have long admired Lynn Tilton's and Patriarch's mission of saving iconic American brands and building great value for their respective constituencies," Granger said. "I am thrilled to lead this exciting company's new efforts to further build and enhance the brand value of Croscill, Glenoit and Excell for its retail customers and consumers."

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