Hazen retires from fabrics biz

NEW YORK -- Al Hazen, veteran decorative fabrics executive, is retiring after 57 years in the industry.

Hazen began his career in 1948 with Golding, starting as a file clerk and moving quickly to salesman and designer. During the 1960s and ’70s, he worked as a designer and salesman at Qual Fab, Richloom, Bloomcraft, A.W. Scheffres, Tilbury and Everfast.

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.”

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