Hazen retires from fabrics biz
September 14, 2005,
NEW YORK -- Al Hazen, veteran decorative fabrics executive, is retiring after 57 years in the industry.
He joined Swavelle/Mill Creek in 1979 in its then Piermont Mills division where he developed the mini-print collection that Jeff Thomases, company CEO calls “a powerful category for the company.” In his last years at Swavelle/Mill Creek, he has handled significant accounts including J.C. Penney, Robert Allen, Carole Fabrics, and Pindler & Pindler.
Saying that “Al will always be part of our family,” Thomases added “his contributions to our company were significant.”