Listings by company
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, April 8, 2002
Not all entries from the prior list are included. Please see that list for full references. The following list is arranged by company name, with individual entries — which are divided into "new hires/promotions" and "departures" — listed by date of executive change.
ABC Carpet & Home
Roffe, Rita: dmm, home textiles, 11/12/01. (Roffe has since left the company.)
Albany International Corp.
Gauss, Christine: international sales manager, 3/25/02.
American Trim Manufacturing Co.
Gangi, Richard: founder, along with sons Rick and Dan, 12/17/01.
Nehlsen, Jim: head of sales, 12/17/01.
Kaplan, Burt: founder, 10/22/01.
Finch, Brent: general manager, 2/11/02.
Steele, Brent: general manager, 2/11/02.
Alexander, Judi: senior vp, marketing and product development, 3/4/02.
Hayes, Bonnie: senior vp, marketing and product development, 3/4/02.
Hare, Danielle: product development manager, 3/4/02.
Wooding, Harvey: senior vp and national sales manager, 11/5/01.
Dunlap, Brian: coo and cfo, 12/24/01.
Morton, Bill: president and ceo, 2/4/02.
Johnson, John: senior vp, gmm, 1/21/02.
Bachmann, Lisa: senior vp, merchandise planning, allocation and presentation, 3/25/02.
Carracino, Marilyn: senior vp, merchandising, Bloomingdale's Direct, 1/21/02.
Domer, Jack: corporate vp: manufacturing, 1/21/02.
Evans, Kent: vp, finance, 1/21/02.
Sweet, Loren: president, 1/21/02.
Brittanica Home Fashions
Queen, Larry: president and coo, 11/19/01.
Vernon, Dave: senior vp, gmm, home, 2/18/02.
Burlington Rug Corp.
Devlin, Robert: vp, product development and management, 10/12/01.
Pigott, Steve: plant manager, added operational duties, 10/12/01.
Ayers, Dwayne: to national sales manager, kitchen textiles division, 11/19/01.
Kanzler, Tim: national sales manager, kitchen textiles division, 11/19/01.
Chris Stone & Associates
Bernstein, Andrea: director of marketing, 1/7/02.
Clark Holdings LLC
Zales, Bill: ceo, 4/1/02.
Richter, Egle: vp, design, 4/1/02.
Connell, Jane: sales manager, 2/18/02.
Poletto, Russ: converter, Concord Home, 11/19/01.
Viars, Jeanie: design director, Concord Home, 11/19/01.
Burnim, Roger: vp, Concord Home, 4/1/02.
Cranston Print Works
Sullivan, Melissa: assistant stylist, Cranston Consumer Products, Rhode Island Studio, 2/18/02.
Spivack, Heidi: vp, design, 3/25/02.
Carillo, Luz: vp: direct marketing, 10/29/01.
Kurtzman, Julie: vp, public relations and strategic alliances, 10/29/01.
Mortell, Kate: vp, print production and marketing logistics, 10/29/01.
Trimble, Richard: director of inventory planning, 10/29/01.
Wolman, Hope: vp, marketing, 10/29/01.
Engebretson, Mark: senior vp, sourcing and production, 11/19/01.
Taffet, Edward: senior vp, general counsel and secretary, 11/19/01.
Targas, Susan: senior vp, sourcing and production, 11/19/01.
Jarvis, Brian: executive vp, store operations, 12/3/01.
Schmidt, Timothy: senior vp, general counsel and secretary, 11/19/01.
Ghitis, Bill: to head the Apparel unit, Apparel and Textiles Sciences, 11/26/01.
Trerotola, Dave: vp, Global Home and Industrial Textiles, Apparel and Textiles Sciences, 11/26/01.
Katz, Robert: sales manager, 2/4/02.
Jordan, Denny: sales manager, 2/4/02.
Kerr, Paul, vp: sourcing and production, 1/7/02.
Staudinger, Mark: vp, marketing, 1/7/02.
828 International Trading Co.
Andolino, Len: vp, sales, 3/25/02.
Roan, Steve: vp, sales, 3/25/02.
Bergren, Byron: president and ceo, 1/28/02.
Coulter, Jason: director of computer-aided design operations, 10/12/01.
Elrene Home Fashions
Ciaccio, Maureen: regional sales manager, 3/18/02.
Ex-Cell Home Fashions
Panariello, John: vp, merchandising, decorative pillow division, 12/17/01.
Famous Home Fashions
Gosselin, Chantal: national sales manager, Canada, 3/4/02.
Grainger, Allison: assistant to design and product development director, 3/4/02.
Kenney, William: design and product development director, 3/4/02.
Veeramootoo, Joyce: assistant to president and sales support, 3/4/02.
Faribault Woolen Mills
Freudenthal, Danielle: business development manager, 10/12/01.
Meyers, Catherine: vp, design, added total brand development duties, 10/12/01.
Moesler, Gael: customer relations manager, 10/12/01.
Sturm, Sue: business development manager, 10/12/01.
Woodside, Alan: executive vp, sales and marketing, 10/12/01.
Clark, Jill: as vp, sales, 10/12/01.
Hinston, Donna: account manager, 10/22/01.
Saleh, James: vp, rug division, 10/22/01.
Swearingen, Gerrit: account manger, 10/22/01.
Winderbaum, Carolyn: vp, design, table linens, 2/11/02.
Kydd, Westfield: vp, design, table linens, 2/11/02.
Federated Department Stores
Bernal, Gina: divisional vp, merchandise manager, special sizes, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Bulen, Fiona: senior vp, planning, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Hatfield, Jerry: divisional vp, tabletop, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Hessler, Scott: senior vp, gmm, Homeworld, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Qualiotto, Janet: divisional vp, Six Sigma, The Bon Marché, 12/24/01.
Mendoza, Peter: senior vp, bridal strategy and development, Federated Direct, 2/11/02.
Lundgren, Terry: president and chief merchandising officer, added coo title, 3/18/02.
Tomchin, Julian: senior vp, special merchandising projects, Macy's West, 1/21/02.
Sherman, Jeffrey: chairman and ceo, Federated Direct, 2/25/02.
Richer, Erica: managing director, home furnishings division, 12/10/01.
F. Schumacher & Co.
Williams, Dale: president, Waverly Lifestyle Group, 2/4/02.
Kilby, Joseph: design director, Schumacher Contract, 3/25/02.
Michaels, Christiane: president and general manager, Waverly Lifestyle Group, 11/19/01.
George Little Management
Bennett, Renee: buyer services representative, 12/3/01.
Carroll, Mason: vp, operations and global sourcing, added product management duties, Guilford Home Fashions, 10/12/01.
Chilton, Jeff: vp, national sales manager, Guilford Home Fashions, 10/12/01.
Durkin, Molly: vp, special accounts, Guilford Home Fashions, 10/12/01.
Dinan, Maureen: manager, advertising and licensing, 12/10/01.
Doherty, Mike: vp, special accounts, Guilford Home Fashions, 10/12/01.
Lambert, Edward: executive vp, cfo, 1/21/02.
Harriss, Brian: executive vp, cfo, 1/21/02.
Haywin Textile Products
Schlang, Charlie: director, business development and specialty stores, 2/4/02.
(Schlang is also founder and ceo, Renaissance America.)
Granger, Maureen: vp, merchandising, 2/25/02.
Grimson, Erica: product manager, product development division, 2/25/02.
Parker, Bryan: senior product manager, product development division, 2/25/02.
Hollander Home Fashions
Varn, Wright: vp, Basic Bedding division, 3/18/02.
Kelly, Michael: executive vp, coo, 12/10/01.
Home Shopping Network
Iodice, Anita: vp, home fashions, 12/10/01.
Cote, David: president, ceo and member of the board, 2/25/02.
Burdick, Kathy: director of brand advertising, corporate marketing group, 2/4/02.
Marrone, Maureen: director of visual merchandising, corporate marketing group, 2/4/02.
Pellett, Richard: president and general manager, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, 2/4/02.
Steyer, Penny: director of marketing communications, corporate marketing group, 2/4/02.
Dandy, Bill: senior vp, marketing, 12/10/01.
Blunck, Richard: ceo, Bluelight.com, 11/12.01.
McDonald, John: executive vp and cfo, 11/19/01.
Adamson, James: chairman, 1/21/02.
Hutchinson, Ronald: executive vp and chief restructuring officer, 1/28/02.
Hueber, Paul: president, International division, 2/11/02.
Jardina, Michael: president, Super centers, 2/11/02.
Marsico, David: senior vp, sales and marketing, 2/11/02.
Meissner, Douglas: president, Northeast division, 2/11/02.
Montoya, David: senior vp, specialty operations, 2/11/02.
Treadway, Gregg: executive vp, store operations, 2/11/02.
Viliborghi, Lee: president, West division, 2/11/02.
Wulfers, William: president, Southeast division, 2/11/02.
Schwartz, Mark: president and coo, 1/21/02.
Conaway, Chuck: ceo, relinquished chairman title, 1/21/02; resigned as ceo, 3/18/02.
Rots, David: executive vp, chief administrative officer, 4/1/02.
D'Onofrio, Tony: executive vp, chief supply chain officer, Kmart, 4/1/02.
Montoya, David: senior vp, specialty operations, 4/1/02.
Owen, John: gmm, hardlines, 4/1/02.
Anguiano, Leo: senior vp, asset protection, 4/1/02.
Rocha, Eduardo: senior member of ceo's staff, KoSa, 11/26/01.
Rocha, Eduardo: stepped down as vp and general manager, textile fabrics, KoSa, 11/26/01.
Lace Lastics Co.
Tippin, Barbara: vp, sales and marketing, 3/25/02.
Weise, Rosemary Skelton: sales manager, Oxford House/Canyon Creek, 3/25/02.
Williams, Sandra: corporate account specialist, Lacey Mills, 3/18/02.
Giannantonio, Frank: senior vp, chief information officer, 3/4/02.
Centner, Karen: vp, gmm, e-commerce and international, 4/1/02.
Dahlen, Karl: vp, senior legal officer, 4/1/02.
Gloudeman, Tom: vp, recruitment and development, 4/1/02.
Peterson, Randy: vp, engineering and facilities services, 4/1/02.
Ripley, Peter: creative director, contract and special projects, 10/22/01.
Volpe, Jerry: sales specialist, manufacturing market, 10/22/01.
Wilson, Patty: domestic sales manager, 10/22/01.
Gargiulo, Ed: export manager, 2/4/02.
Bruneau, Ron: division manager, Latex International West, 1/14/01.
Linens' N Things
Silver, Scott, vp, gmm, sheets, comforters, bath, 2/18/02
Majestic Rug Co.
Griffin, Maureen: director, marketing and sales promotions, 10/29/01.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Nandkeolyar, Shelly: executive vp, president, Internet/direct commerce, 12/24/01.
May Department Stores Company
Danahy, John: vice chairman, May Merchandising Company and May Department Stores International, 3/11/02.
Nicks, Duane: chairman, Famous-Barr, 3/11/02.
Hageman, James: chairman, May Merchandising Company and May Department Stores International, announced retirement, 3/11/02.
Hofer, Judith: ceo, May Merchandising Company and May Department Stores International, announced retirement, 3/11/02.
NooNoo Rug Company
Grasse, David: president, 1/28/02.
Newman, Eugene: chairman, 1/28/02.
Ward, Bill: ceo, 12/24/01.
Argarwal, Pradeep: president, relinquished ceo title, 12/24/01.
Oriental Weavers of America
VanderWerf, Brian: regional vp, Northeast, 11/5/01.
Ostrow Wholesale Company
Reading, Bill: senior vp, general manager, Home Based Creations, 2/11/02.
Park B. Smith
Smith, Sheri: sales manager, 12/17/01.
Needleman, Leslie: vp, creative services, 3/25/02.
Kelly, Sue: vp, merchandising, 11/19/01.
Shafran, Joe: to head company, 12/17/01.
Smithson, Andrew: ceo, 12/10/01.
Schlang, Charlie: founder, ceo, 2/4/02. (Schlang is also director, business development and specialty stores.)
Shahan, Kevin: cfo, 11/26/01.
Kneitel, Ron: founded Fabreka, a division of Rytex Fabrics, 11/19/01.
Parge, Howard: senior vp, stores, Parisian, 2/11/02.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Domingue, Charles: dmm, boys 2 to 20, children's division, 11/5/01.
Bufano, Kathryn: executive vp, softlines, 12/10/01.
Hollister, Brent: president and coo, Sears Canada, 4/1/02.
Mettler, Mark: dmm, bed, bath and window coverings, Sears, Roebuck and Co., 4/1/02.
Pizzella, Barbara: vp, gmm, area rugs, housewares and luggage, Sears, Roebuck and Co., 4/1/02.
Benton, Janet: to head licensing and special projects division, 12/17/01.
Piccininni, JoAnn: director, product development, 12/17/01.
Wurl, Douglas: division senior vp, gmm, home, 1/7/02.
Ramsey, Gary: president and coo, 11/19/01.
Ausick, Rick: division senior vp, gmm, home, 1/7/02.
Vetrone, Gary: account executive for JCPenney, 3/18/02.
Queen, Larry: executive vp, 10/29/01.
Cvikota, Lynette: vp, home, 2/4/02.
S. Shamash & Sons
Kiley, Kevin: president, 1/7/02.
White, Jeffrey: president, 1/7/02.
Riggs, Dean: executive vp, home furnishings operations, 11/12/01.
Raggio, Reed: vp and team leader, 12/17/01.
Stone-Cline Home Fashions
Persson, Warren: vp, sales, 12/3/01.
Stone Brook Linens
Flannigan, Ron: independent sales representative, 2/25/02.
Gottfried, Sofia: sales representative, 2/25/02.
Liguori, Ron: sales representative, 2/25/02.
Papp, James: sales representative, 2/25/02.
Stroheim & Romann
Sullivan, Daniel: vp, sales, 2/18/02.
Difani, Pat: regional manager for stores, 2/4/02.
Hakari, Ed: creative director, 2/4/02.
Stroud, Jeff: senior vp, stores, Internet and marketing, 2/4/02.
The Fitzpatrick Companies
Kavanaugh, Leo: vp, merchandising, Country Curtains, 2/11/02.
Bender, Lillian: vp, merchandising, Country Curtains, 2/11/02.
The Home Depot
Petke, Ken: global product merchant for soft flooring, Expo Design Center, 1/28/02.
Barron, Millard: senior vp, store merchandising, 3/18/02.
Moberg, Anders: president, international division, 1/7/02.
The Spiegel Group
Ittner, George: chairman and ceo, Newport News, 2/4/02.
Madonna, Geralynn: president and coo, Newport News, 2/4/02.
Fersch, Richard: president, ceo, Eddie Bauer, 1/7/02.
Wischnia, Eric: co-president and director of manufacturing, 12/24/01.
Value City Department Stores
Blanton, Raymond: senior vp, coo, Value City, 2/4/02.
Kozlowski, Edwin: executive vp, coo, Value City, 2/4/02.
Rossler, John: president, Value City, 2/4/02.
Schlensinger, Alan: president and ceo, Filene's Basement, 2/4/02.
Rossler, John: president, added ceo title, Value City, 4/1/02.
Kolber, George: ceo, Value City, 4/1/02.
Lombardo, Tom: president, Vernon Plastics, 4/1/02.
Fleming, John: coo, Walmart.com, 11/26/01.
Mikita, Lois: senior vp, gmm, men's and boy's apparel, housewares, domestics, decorative home, and fabrics and crafts, 2/4/02.
Pilozzi, Mario: president and ceo, Canadian division, 2/4/02.
Jackson, Jeanne: as coo, Walmart.com, 11/26/01.
Reaves, Dennis: senior vp, gmm, men's and boy's apparel, housewares, domestics, decorative home, and fabrics and crafts, 2/4/02.
Westover & Associates
Falk, Michelle: partner and vp, executive recruiting, 1/28/02.
Birkins, Art: president, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Burke, Tom: vp, business operations, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Cwirko, Kathleen: senior vp, marketing services, Bed and Bath division, 10/12/01.
Dale, Bob: president, Bed and Bath division, 10/12/01.
England, David: vp, manufacturing, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Howard, Scott: vp, sales, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Hurston, John: vp, manufacturing, bath products, 10/12/01.
Kennedy, Alan: vp, merchandising, Basic Bedding division, 10/12/01.
Lanier, R.R.: vp, manufacturing, bed products, 10/12/01.
Tarver, Gregory: senior vp, bath, Bed and Bath division, 10/12/01.
Cafaro, John: vp, sales, Kmart, Sears and regional mass retailers, bed and bath division, 11/12/01.
Fontenot, Chip: president and coo, named director, 2/18/02.
Bledsoe, Lanny: senior vp, manufacturing, 3/25/02.
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