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Fisher Succeeds Coleman as President, CEO of Latex International

Fisher Succeeds Coleman as President, CEO of Latex International

SHELTON, Conn.—David Fisher, chief operating officer of Latex International, has succeeded Kevin Coleman as the company’s president and chief executive officer. According to a company statement, Coleman has resigned for unspecified reasons. John Pouschine, Latex International’s chairman, cited Fisher’s experience in global manufacturing and building “strong customer-service organizations,” which “are ideally suited to bring (theMore »

Taylor Named Sales Director at Protect-A-Bed

Taylor Named Sales Director at Protect-A-Bed

CHICAGO—Protect-A-Bed has appointed Chris Taylor director of sales for the company’s furniture retail division. In this newly created position Taylor oversees product sales directly to retailers of home-furnishings, which is a new direction for Protect-A-Bed, which had been selling its products through distributors. He and his team work with current and prospective customers across theMore »

Brownlee Currey Named President of Currey & Company

Brownlee Currey Named President of Currey & Company

ATLANTA — Brownlee Currey has been named president of the 22-year-old home furnishings manufacturer Currey & Company, succeeding Barry Wabler. Currey is the son of the company’s founders, Robert and Suzanne Currey, and has worked at the company since 2001, and in every department. His most recent position at Currey & Company was heading theMore »

Perfect Fit Opens Monroe, N.C., Plant

Perfect Fit Opens Monroe, N.C., Plant

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Perfect Fit Industries has opened a new pillow-manufacturing plant in Monroe, N.C. The factory, which represents a capital investment of more than $2 million, has the capacity to produce more than 20 million pillows a year, according to a company statement. Its opening is part of a Perfect Fit strategy to increase its domesticMore »

January Textiles Markets Poised for Business

January Textiles Markets Poised for Business

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—About 500 bed, bath, linen and home-fashions vendors will participate in home-textiles markets scheduled for late January and early February. The markets include the New York International Gift Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94, and the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week atMore »

Lalique Severs Ties with Haviland, Daum

Lalique Severs Ties with Haviland, Daum

NEW YORK – Tabletop companies Lalique, Haviland and Daum have parted ways in North America. Citing “differences of opinion regarding the strategic direction of Lalique,” Lalique’s parent company, Art & Fragrance, will repurchase a 49.6 percent share of Lalique from Financiere Saint-Germain at the original selling price. As a result, Lalique North America will noMore »