FIT Toasts Barry Leonard

Fashion Institute of Technology celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Home Products Development program and presented Welspun USA president and ceo Barry Leonard with the Distinguished Leadership Award.

This year’s honoree, Barry Leonard of Welspun USA, left, with legendary US Airways miracle flight captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Leonard was a passenger on the famous flight.
Barry Leonard
Norman AxelrodFormer Linens ‘n Things chief Norman Axelrod, Comfort Revolution’s Michael Fux, and Bloomingdale’s Michael Gould.
From left, Alan Gladstone, Anna’s Linens; Bill Kilbride, Mohawk Home; Carie-Gladstone Doll and Peggie Galvin, both Anna’s; Jim Quist and Tom Merriman, both of Mohawk.
Alan Gladstone
Keith SorgeloosKeith Sorgeloos, left, and John Fraley, both Home Source International.
From left, Arthur Tauber, Avanti; Joan Karon, CHF Industries; and retired retailer (and continuing rainmaker) Charlie Chinni.
Arthur Tauber
FIT home furnishingsFrom left, FIT home furnishings professor David Brogna; FIT home department chief Ingrid Johnson; and industry trend guru Hermine Mariaux.
Rich Roman, Revman International, left, with interior designer Mario Buatta.
Rich Roman
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