Kennedy Named New President at Bardwil Linens

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NEW YORK - A pair of WestPoint veterans are taking the helm at top kitchen and table linen supplier Bardwil Linens.
     Allen Kennedy has been named president, and Rick Rogers executive vp of sourcing. Both positions are new.
     Nancy Kristoff, president of sales and marketing, has left the company, as has coo Derek Pierce.
     "We have a beautiful product line and good vendors," Rogers said. "It's an exciting opportunity."
     Kennedy was most recently senior vp of sales for WestPoint Home. A veteran of the blanket business, Kennedy worked for more than two decades with Chatham Mfg. and joined WestPoint when it acaquired Chatham in 2001.
     Rogers in recent years has worked in an executive capacity with offshore manufacturers looking to build their business with U.S. wholesalers and retailers. He spent much of his earlier career at WestPoint Pepperell and WestPoint Stevens, where he rose to vp of bed sourcing. He also worked at Comfort Fabrics and Joan Fabrics.

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