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Coughlin to join Victoria Classics

New York — Former Springs executive Tom Coughlin has returned to the textiles industry, joining bedding and window manufacturer Victoria Classics as evp, sales and operations, a new position. He reports to Toby and Joe Cohen, the brothers that own the company.

Most recently corporate evp at R.G. Barry, a leading manufacturer of slippers, Coughlin previously spent seven and a half years at Springs, his last position being svp sales, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club global team leader.

"I really wanted to get back into the home textiles business," Coughlin said, and Victoria Classics is "a great company with a good business model." It also has an informal structure, and he will work parallel with the Cohen brothers though he reports to them.

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