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Bannon Rejoins Thomasville

Pat Bannon has rejoined Thomasville Home Furnishings as director of design.

She succeeds Joyce Post, who left the company to join Aussino USA. Bannon previously was with Waverly and later Ellery when it acquired the Waverly license for home fashions.

Andonian Joins Danica

Donna Andonian will be joining Danica/Now Designs as brand manager for the April Cornell designer program, effective April 1.

Danica and Andonian have been associated for a number of years. As account manager for Pottery Barn at DII, she worked with Danica for several years as DII's Canadian distributor. She later worked with Xochi and, more recently, with RSVP. "Her experience in textiles and kitchenware is the perfect fit with us," the company said. "We are very excited about the opportunities to grow the April Cornell brand and wish Donna the best." Danica/Now Designs is a wholesale distributor of kitchen and table textiles and related home accessories.

Obituary – Saul Nulman

Saul Nulman, 83, died March 2 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C. Calling himself the "Rag Man," Nulman was the founder and principal of Lanscot Arlen Fabrics in New York until its sale in 2000. Under his leadership the company prospered and was considered an innovator and leader in the textile industry.

Nulman joined the U.S. Merchant Marine right after Pearl Harbor and served his country for four years in war zones around the world, including action at Normandy on D-Day.

After the war, he started and grew a silk hand screen print business with an emphasis on technical breakthroughs. He established several other textiles-related companies and operated home furnishing stores. Born in Fall River, Mass. he is survived by his wife, four children and three grandchildren, and many devoted friends and staff.

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