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Morton new president at Belding

NEW YORK — Bill Morton has joined Belding Hausman as president and ceo.

Morton, a textile industry veteran of 40 years, most recently had been president and ceo of Mission Valley Textiles. He has been a director and shareholder of Belding Hausman for the past five years.

He succeeds Nancy Zarin, who served as president and ceo of the company for the past eight years and who left last month.

Arthur Hollingsworth continues as the company's chairman. He commented, "Nancy has built Belding into an integrated textile manufacturer … and significantly expanded the company's product offerings from its core drapery line to contract, wide-width and yarn sales."

Katz named sales manager at Duralee

BAY SHORE, NY — Robert Katz has been named northeast sales manager for Duralee Fabrics.

Katz, who had been export manager for the company, succeeds Denny Jordan, who left the company at the end of 2001. He reports to Larry McGovern, national sales manager, and is responsible for New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

No successor is being named to the export position, according to Lee Silberman, senior vp.

Gargiulo retires from Lanscot-Arlen

NEW YORK — Ed Gargiulo has retired as export manager for Lanscot-Arlen.

Gargiulo, who joined the company last year after retiring from Anju/ Woodridge, said, "This 70-year-old body can't take the travel any more."

No successor has been named at this time. "Ed's retirement was quite unexpected," said Bob Woodcock, president.

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