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ITA Executive Committee
ITA Executive Committee Members (left to right): Mendy Kearns, Treasurer; Kelly DiFoggio, President; Kathryn Richardson, Vice President

ITA Announces New Executive Committee

The International Textile Alliance is pleased to announce that Kelly DiFoggio has been named President of the 10-member Board of Directors of the International Textile Alliance, producers of the…

Brad Cates Named COO of Sarreid Ltd.

Full-line resource Sarreid Ltd. announced that industry veteran Brad Cates has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer, reporting to the Sarreid Board of Directors.  Over his 20-…

Tony Davidson Joins Eurofase as President

Eurofase Lighting announced that Tony Davidson has joined the company as president.  Davidson will assume the day-to-day leadership role for the company and will establish the company’s long-term…

The Crypton Companies Acquire Abercrombie Textiles

The Crypton Companies, providers of performance textile technologies in the contract, home furnishings, and apparel markets, announced they have entered into a formal agreement to acquire the…

Steve Pawl Named CMO of Sunbrella Fabrics

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, best known as the makers of Sunbrella fabrics, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl, a seasoned marketing strategist with more than 20 years of experience building…

Hinkley Lighting CEO Rick Wiedemer Passes Away

Hinkley Lighting CEO Rick Wiedemer passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, after sustaining a traumatic head injury from a serious fall on June 17 in Cleveland. He passed peacefully, surrounded by his…

IMC Names Cain Brodie General Manager of Las Vegas Design Center

International Market Centers (IMC) has promoted Cain Brodie to general manager of Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC), a collection of design-driven, open year-round showrooms located on the World Market…
ADL National Home Furnishings Industry Dinner
Left to right: Norman Waxman, National Home Furnishings Chairman Emeritus; Honoree Michael Traub; Honoree Simon Kaplan; Honoree Ellen Gefen; Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director; Neil Goldberg, Industry Chair; and Tony McAleer, Co-founder and Board Chair, Life After Hate.

ADL Honors Three Home Furnishings Industry Leaders

Each year, the furniture industry joins the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to support the National Home Furnishings Industry Dinner and highlight the work of industry leaders who embody the…

BrandJump Hires New Merchandising and Ops Director

BrandJump today announced that Shelly Jones-Jackson is joining the e-commerce sales and marketing company as their Director of Merchandising and Operations. The position reports to CEO, Josh Walter…

IMC Hires New Chief Technology Officer

International Market Centers (IMC) today announced it has hired Shannon Knox, a former VP Technology for Hilton Worldwide, as its new Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Beginning…