Gary Lyon, 67, Passes Away
Retail Editor 2 -- Home Textiles Today, January 2, 2013
New York - Industry veteran Gary Lyon, who had a long career with several big textiles mills and then became an executive working and consulting for international companies, passed away unexpectedly right before the New Year's holiday. He was 67.
Lyon was on a family vacation in California when he fell ill. Details on services have not yet been announced.
An active and congenial person, Lyon was most recently working with Bianca USA, the Portuguese-based towel producer, which he joined in 2005 as managing director. He had also consulted for Messe Frankfurt on its Home Sourcing Show in New York. As president of Lyon International Group LLC, he worked with many international companies developing their sales and marketing in the U.S.
He spent the bulk of his career as an executive with two big American mills, Springs and Cannon, in sales and marketing roles.
Lyon was well-known for his sports activities, including tennis and skiing. He also was a pilot, both personally and, prior to getting involved in home textiles, professionally.
He is survived by his wife, April, but other survivors were not immediately known.
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