• Cecile Corral

Rug Maker ITM Welcomes Bradshaw

Braided area and accent rug manufacturer International Textile Manufacturers (ITM), an industry newcomer that opened its doors in October 2007, has appointed John Bradshaw to the newly created post of vp, sales.

Bradshaw arrives from Pawtucket, R.I.-based braided rug and home accessories company cmi (Colonial Mills), where he worked for the past 18 years, most recently as national sales manager. He officially joins ITM this week at the market.

"We're very excited to have John join our team at ITM and think he will be a key factor in increasing our market share and profitability," said Ed Pires, evp, sales and product development.

ITM operatesits U.S. offices here and its overseasoffices in Panipat, India. Since launching operations last fall it now has some major retail chains and catalogs as its current customer base. Bradshaw is expected to help the company expand distribution "and get our product in front a variety of major customers," Pires said.

ITM is showing its full line this week, including several new collections by well-recognized industry designer Kea Capel Meacham, in suite 1112 at The Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets.

Cecile CorralCecile Corral | Senior Product Editor, Home & Textiles Today

Cecile B. Corral has been a product editor with Home Textiles Today since late 2000. She covers the area and accent rug, kitchen textiles, table linens, beach towels, decorative bath and decorative pillow categories, as well as some retail subjects.

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