Diversitex hires Kaplan

Fairfield,N.J.– Burt Kaplan will be joining Diversitex, Inc./Kingsway in an advisory role for product development, merchandising and marketing.

In his role, which is new for the company, he will report to Marc Bergman, principal.

Kaplan recently resigned as president of the Portfolio division of Kravet, a post he held since 2004. A longtime decorative fabrics executive, he earlier was with Artisan Home Fashions, Cone Jacquards, Richloom, and Joan Fabrics.

Diversitex develops products globally with a fully staffed office in China and a distribution center in South Carolina . Late last year it acquired Kingsway, a print converter that produces for the residential and growing outdoor market.

The company is known for naturally inspired plain textures for retailers and furniture manufacturers. It also has a military and uniform division.

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