Design ace Filippone to Welspun

New York -- Welspun USA today announced the appointment of Gary Filippone as design director for bedding products, effective April 1.

Filippone most recently served as senior vp of design and creative director for Springs Industries.

Prior to Springs, he served as vp and director design for Robert Allen. Fillipone spent several years as a senior designer at Wamsutta/Pacific, even before that home fashions producer was acquired by Springs Industries, and continued to work at Springs for some time before taking a job as design chief at The Bibb Company. After The Bibb Company was acquired by Dan River Inc., he worked there briefly before joining The Robert Allen Group.

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I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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