Revere Hosts Party for Vanden Berge; Assembles New Top Exec Team
Home Textiles Today Staff -- Home & Textiles Today, 10/3/2011 2:00:00 AM
NEW YORK - Revere Mills bid adieu to its longtime president John Vanden Berge with an intimate gathering of colleagues and industry friends at the company's seventh floor showroom at 295 Fifth Ave during market.
But the goodbyes are not for good.
Vanden Berge, who has been with Revere since 1995, told HTT he will continue to be an active participant in Revere's business, serving as a consultant and other functions, as needed.
Added company owner and chairperson of the board, Lori Gideon: "John remains involved, still behind the scenes in a very supportive role."
Vanden Berge's "succession team" includes Elaine Aschenbrand, director of marketing and product development; Jeff Gregg, ceo; Sue Rivera, vp of operations; Dana Levenstein, import manager; and Lori Gideon, owner and chairperson.
At the cocktail retirement party, she made a speech about Vanden Berge in which she noted: "John has been a transformative figure and has led Revere to be the innovative company that it is today."
Upon Vanden Berge's official departure, which was in early August, Revere has assembled a new executive team. Aside from Gideon, it also includes: Jeff Gregg, who was promoted to ceo from his former post as president; Sue Rivera, promoted to vp of operations; Elaine Aschenbrand, who remains director of marketing and product development; and Dana Levenstein, import manager.
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