Textiles

Giliotti Named Interim CEO of Croscill/Ex-Cell/Glenoit

Giliotti Named Interim CEO of Croscill/Ex-Cell/Glenoit

 NEW YORK—Emil Giliotti has been named interim chief executive officer of Croscill/Ex-Cell Home Fashions/Glenoit. Meanwhile, Patriarch Partners, parent of the three home-fashions companies, has begun a search for a successor to Barry Leonard, who left the CEO post and will become president and CEO of Welspun USA on Sept. 6. Giliotti, who is managing director ofMore »

Hernandez Named Sales Director at Loftex

Hernandez Named Sales Director at Loftex

NEW YORK–Loftex has appointed Luis Hernandez to the newly created position of director of sales for the U.S.A. division. Hernandez is responsible for all sales in the United States for the division, and reports to Gretchen Dale, the division’s chief operating officer. Before joining Loftex, Hernandez was director of sales and marketing for the SolariumMore »

Springs Partners With Designer Hayek on Home Joint Venture

Springs Partners With Designer Hayek on Home Joint Venture

NEW YORK–Springs Global has formed a partnership with environmental designer Sami Hayek to launch Espacio Sami Hayek, a design company that will produce home furnishings, accessories and home design solutions. The initial introductions from the new company will consist of furniture, upholstered items, lighting and accessories. A Springs statement said the company also plans toMore »

Surtex to Mark 25th Anniversary in 2011

Surtex to Mark 25th Anniversary in 2011

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The next Surtex trade show, scheduled for May 15-17, will mark the show’s 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion, GLM, the show’s owner and manager, is bringing on-trending branding colors for the show. From now on, said a GLM statement, Surtex’s brand colors will change for every show, to reflect current color trends.More »

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Fair Opens

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Fair Opens

SHANGHAI, China–Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles entered its second day here, with both business and the weather on the steamy side. The show, considered the leading home textiles event in Asia, hosts more than 1,000 exhibitors from 24 nations, including a few U.S. companies, often represented by their Asian partners or distributors. The show is theMore »

Perfect Fit Promotes Grimsby to Senior V.P.

Perfect Fit Promotes Grimsby to Senior V.P.

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Gary Grimsby has been promoted to senior vice president of sourcing, a newly created position at Perfect Fit Industries. The move represents an expansion of Grimsby’s responsibilities as director of international sourcing, his previous position. He now manages all overseas finished-product and raw-materials procurement, and the company’s product-quality assurance group. He reports directly toMore »

New Titles for Top Execs at S. Lichtenberg

New Titles for Top Execs at S. Lichtenberg

NEW YORK–S. Lichtenberg & Co. has given new titles to its top executives. Richard Lichtenberg has been named chairman of the board, the same title his father, Alan, held until his death in 2003. Michael Lichtenberg has become president, taking the title held by his father, Herbert, until his death last October. Scott Lichtenberg, alsoMore »

Home Source to Begin U.S. Manufacturing

Home Source to Begin U.S. Manufacturing

ATLANTA—Home Source International has launched a U.S. manufacturing presence through an agreement with Enola Manufacturing. The deal calls for Enola to make Home Source comforters, coverlets and bedspreads, along with coordinating sheets at its facility in Chipley, Fla. Enola’s quilting, cut-and-sew and embroidery equipment “is all in place and ready to go for shipments inMore »