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Valdese makes new appointments for the cotnract business

Valdese, NC - Valdese Weavers had added new personnel for the Valdese Weavers Contract brand: Scott George, Fay McFetridge and Rosemary Harley.
George has joined the company as vp /sales and marketing of Valdese Weavers Contract. A veteran of the contract industry, he has held senior management positions with companies such as Mastercraft Contract, which Valdese Weavers acquired in 2007.
"Scott brings over 25 years of experience managing and growing textile businesses and will provide a seamless transition in providing leadership to fulfill the Valdese Weavers Contract overall growth strategy," said senior vp and chief marketing officer Blake Millinor.
McFetridge has become designer director for Valdese Weavers Contract. Her more than 20 years of experience in textiles includes an earlier stint as a designer at Valdese Weaver. She was most recently design manager for Cone Jacquards.
"Fay's strength in construction and weave development will be a great asset to our contract design team," said Laura Levinson, senior vp /design and merchandising.
Harley was hired last October as senior designer. Her focus is on developing products for the contract area both in seating and privacy curtain fabrics. She has held design positions at Craftex, Victor, and most recently Bentex Mills.
"We are excited to have Rosemary's talents added to our contract team. Her experience in the privacy curtain market will help us produce products suitable for this area," said Levinson.

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