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Mattera to exit Covington

NEW YORK Joe Mattera will leave Covington Industries, where he has been president of the Covington Fabrics division, by the end of the year.

"We have mutually agreed on his departure," said Roger Gilmartin, executive vp, Covington Industries. There is no replacement at this time, he added.

Slough moves up to vp post

NEW YORK Robin Slough has been promoted to vp, marketing and sales for American Silk Mills, a new post.

Slough, who has been director of sales for the past two years, joined the company in 1999. She reports to John Sullivan, Jr., president.

In announcing her promotion, Sullivan said Slough would now have full responsibility for all marketing and sales decisions for both the vertically manufactured product, as well as converted product for the company. In addition to manufacturing high-end novelty decorative fabrics, the company also is the exclusive distributor for Sensuede microfiber fabrics.

Gast goes to Bercen

CRANSTON, RI — John Gast has joined Bercen, a division of Cranston Print Works, as assistant manager of product development. Gast, who reports to Ray Peltier, manager of product development, had been with Hercules for more than 20 years.

McAdams joins Loomcraft

GREENSBORO, NC Sheri McAdams has joined Loomcraft Tessuti, a division of Loomcraft Textiles, as director of design and merchandising.

McAdams reports to Franco Nannucci, president of Loomcraft Tessuti. She formerly was director of merchandising for Home Impressions and vp of merchandising at BenchCraft.

Loomcraft Tessuti is the division of Loomcraft that was started last year to develop and market upscale, specialty imported decorative fabrics.

P/Kaufmann shifts showroom, offices

NEW YORK P/Kaufmann Inc. has moved its corporate offices and showroom for the P/Kaufmann division to 3 Park Avenue here from 153 East 53 St.

The move, according to Ron Kaufmann, president, brings the corporate office within a block of the showrooms of its other divisions — Bloomcraft and Braemore — that are located at 2 Park Avenue. "It's more efficient to be across the street than a mile away, and our customers also approved the move."

Phone and fax numbers remain the same.

New textile association created

BOSTON The Northern Textile Association and the Knitted Textile Association officially voted to merge and become the National Textile Association (NTA), based here.

The new NTA elected William Giblin of Tweave as chairman and Jonathan Stevens of Ames Textile as vice chairman.

Karl Spilhaus, NTA, was elected president and secretary; James Robbins, Elastic Fabric of America, as vp; and Henry Truslow III, Sunbury, as treasurer.

NTA expects to complete its survey of members concerning intellectual property right challenges by year end, Spilhaus said.

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