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Listings by company

Not all entries from the prior list are included. Please see that list for full references.

The following list is arranged by company name, with individual entries-divided into "new hires/promotions" and "departures"-listed by date of executive change.

828 International Trading Co.

New hires/promotions:

Glen Syverston, vp, 1/22/01

Stephan Roan, senior vp, sales for North America, 3/5/01

Albany International Corp.

New hires/promotions:

Tom Mendl, director, marketing, 1/8/01

American Blanket Company

New hires/promotions:

John Ginn, sales and marketing chief, 11/13/00

Arthur T. Gregorian

New hires/promotions:

Gregory Hites, vp, operations, 2/26/01

Audrey Table Linens

New hires/promotions:

Suzy Bangs, vp, sales, 2/12/01

Audry Friedman, president, design, 2/12/01

Bailey & Co.

New hires/promotions:

Nicholas Soccodato, vp, factoring, 10/9/00

Barneys New York

New hires/promotions:

Howard Socol, ceo and president, 1/15/01


New hires/promotions:

Lester Gribetz, vp, home furnishings fashion direction, 2/12/01

New hires/promotions:

Mercedes Feller, executive director, merchandising, 11/20/00

Stephan Feuling, chief marketing officer, 11/20/00

Ronald Kraft, editor-in-chief, 11/20/00


New hires/promotions:

Gergory Ambro, senior vp and cfo, 10/30/00

Burlington House


Abe Sternberg, vice chairman of the board, 10/2/00

Central Oriental

New hires/promotions:

Mark Ferullo, president, 1/29/01

Chris Stone & Associates

New hires/promotions:

Mark Aizawa, president, 10/30/00

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

New hires/promotions:

Charlotte Moss, interior design consultant, 2/26/01


New hires/promotions:

Luci Treffiletti, Outlet Store manager, 1/29/01

Cone Decorative Fabrics

New hires/promotions:

Julie Marini, director, manufactured products, 3/12/01

Consoltex USA

New hires/promotions:

Lydia Irwin, director, merchandising, 10/23/00

Cotton Inc.

New hires/promotions:

Mark Messura, vp, strategic planning, 2/5/01

Covington Industries

New hires/promotions:

Rod Innocenti, vp, converting division, 12/11/00

Cranston Consumer Products

New hires/promotions:

Jodi Beckett, financial manager, 2/26/01

Crown Crafts

New hires/promotions:

Marcia Brandwein, director, design, 2/5/01

Davidson Cotton Co.


Bob Dellinger, president, 3/5/01


New hires/promotions:

Edward Brennan, chairman, 1/22/01

Digital Printing Systems

New hires/promotions:

Brooks Tippett, textiles product manager, 11/20/00


New hires/promotions:

Laurie Beja Miller, executive vp, merchandise and creative services, Disney Store and Disney Direct Marketing, 11/13/00

Dollar General Corp.

New hires/promotions:

Melissa Buffington, chief administrative officer, 3/5/01

Tom Hartshorn, executive vp, merchandising, 3/5/01

Bob Layne, vp, merchandising support, 3/5/01

DuPont (Apparel & Textile Sciences business unit)

New hires/promotions:

Bill Ghitis, president, home and industrial textiles, 11/27/00

Meg Burich, director, global communications, 1/8/01

Terry Davis, director, global planning and Six Sigma, 1/8/01

Jim Diandreth, director, global technology, 1/8/01

John Griffin, director, global finance, 1/8/01

Tom Kearns, director, home textiles, 1/8/01

Roz Mack, director, industrial textiles, 1/8/01

Diane O'Sullilvan, director, global products, 1/8/01

Robert Vanderkof, director, personal care, 1/8/01

Ken Takvorian, director, new business development, 1/8/01

Dan Stone, director, airbags, 1/8/01


New hires/promotions:

Gary Rosenthal, national hospitality sales manager, Techstyle Contract Division, 9/25/00

Ecom Textile Inc.

New hires/promotions:

Michael Shipps, vp, sales and marketing, 11/13/00

New hires/promotions:

Barbara Wambach, appointed ceo, 2/12/01

Elder-Beerman Stores Corp.

New hires/promotions:

Mark Zwerner, senior vp and gmm, 12/11/00

Elrene Home Fashions

New hires/promotions:

Brian Siegel, added coo title, 2/5/01

Mark Siegel, added ceo title, 2/5/01


New hires/promotions:

Arthur Henderson, director, sales, home fashions, 10/16/00

Louann Spirito, director, quality assurance, 10/16/00

Faribault Woolen Mills


Pete Johnson, president and ceo, 2/5/01

Federated Department Stores

New hires/promotions:

Helaine Suval, senior vp, gmm, and Macy's by Mail, Federated Direct, 10/9/00

Susan Kronick, group president, 3/5/01

Foamtex International

New hires/promotions:

Virginia Kamsky, board of directors, 1/1/01

Fred Meyer Stores

New hires/promotions:

Sam Duncan, president, 3/5/01


New hires/promotions:

Cristina Azario, creative director, 10/30/00

Franco Manufacturing

New hires/promotions:

Howard Bernstein, senior vp, global sourcing, 12/4/00

Guilford Home Fashions

New hires/promotions:

Karen Reichenbach, vp, marketing and licensing, 1/29/01

Hanover Direct

New hires/promotions:

Steve Goldberg, president, Domestications, 11/20/00

Tom Shull, president, ceo and member of the board, 12/11/00


Rakesh Kaul, ceo, 12/11/00

Haywin Textile Products

New hires/promotions:

Doug Hartman, vp, design, 12/18/00

Hollander Home Fashions

New hires/promotions:

Bob Levitt, president, fashion division, 1/1/01


New hires/promotions:

Michele Feller, assistant vp, investor relations, 1/29/01


New hires/promotions:

Allen Josephson, vp, merchandising, 12/18/00

Henry Ragin, senior vp, gmm, 2/5/01

Hudson's Bay Company

New hires/promotions:

Michael Rousseau, executive vp and cfo, 2/26/01

Hunter Douglas

New hires/promotions:

Aad Kuiper, managing director, Hunter Douglas B.V. and vp, Hunter Douglas N.V., 11/20/00

Keith Garmyn, director, operations, 12/11/00

Beth Hunt, vp, new products business unit, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, 2/19/01

Georege Sharpe, vp, new concept development, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, 2/19/01

IKEA North America

New hires/promotions:

Pernille Spiers-Lopez, president, 2/26/01


New hires/promotions:

Peggy Koskiniemi, president, 3/12/01


New hires/promotions:

Robert Cavanaugh, executive vp and cfo, 1/8/01

John Budd, senior vp and chief marketing officer, 2/5/01

Charles Chinni, vp, gmm for home and fine jewelry, 2/5/01


Steve Farley, senior vp, chief marketing officer , 12/4/00

Stephen Raish, executive vp/cio, 1/8/01

Randy Ronning, president, catalog and Internet, 1/8/01

Kmart Corporation

New hires/promotions:

Valeria Jewell Stokes, vp, human resources-corporate, 12/4/00

Brent Willis, chief marketing officer, 12/11/00

Richard Blunck, chief technology and eBusiness officer, 12/18/00

Steve Ryman, senior vp and gmm, home, seasonal, garden and Martha Stewart Everyday, 2/5/01

Robert Woodward, vp, consumer and market research, 2/26/01

Paul Springthorpe, vp, distribution operations, 2/26/01

Chris Cielak, vp, store operations administration, 3/12/01

Ron Lalla, senior vp, global operations, 3/12/01

Kevin Phillips, senior vp, store operations, 3/12/01

Charley Thompson, division vp, global sourcing, 3/12/01


Michael Bozic, vice chairman, 10/16/00

Kohl's Corporation

New hires/promotions:

Arlene Meier, coo, 11/27/00

Lands' End Inc.

New hires/promotions:

Jeffrey Jones, coo, 1/22/01

Brad Gillam, vp, quality assurance, 2/19/01

Donald Hughes, vp and cfo, 2/19/01

Leigh Fibers

New hires/promotions:

Bruce Brazelle, president, 2/12/01

Linens 'N Things

New hires/promotions:

Steve Silverstein, president, 3/5/01

LIS Corporation

New hires/promotions:

Stephen Russo, president, 11/27/00

Lowe's Companies

New hires/promotions:

Dawn Hudson, board of directors, 2/12/01

Robert Ingram, board of directors, 2/12/01

May Department Stores Co.

New hires/promotions:

Kathy Gentilozzi, vp, corporate human resources, 1/8/01


Jerome Loeb, chairman of the board, 3/5/01

Robert Storey, board of directors, 2/12/01

Merchandise Mart Properties

New hires/promotions:

Christopher Kennedy, president, 11/20/00


New hires/promotions:

Rocky Casteel, vp and product manager, area rugs, scatter rugs, printed rugs and mats, 10/30/00

Scott Fletcher, to head Mohawk's woven products operation, 10/30/00

Larry Hill, vp and national sales manager, 10/30/00

Jeff Jacobs, vp and product manager, textiles and imports, 10/30/00

Lance Solaroli, named vp, product and design, 10/30/00

Natura World

New hires/promotions:

Wendy Bairos, director, communications, 12/11/00

Paul Brown, sales rep., 12/11/00

Peter Koel, sales rep., 12/11/00

Phil Poppe, sales rep., 12/11/00

Susan Shaw, sales rep., 12/11/00

Neiman Marcus

New hires/promotions:

Michael Lubka, senior vp, Neiman Marcus Direct, 1/22/01

Jessica Weiland, vp, Neiman Marcus Direct, 1/22/01

Michael Crotty, vp, marketing Neiman Marcus Online, 3/12/01

Daniel Korn, executive vp, Neiman Marcus Online, 3/12/01


H.W. Mullins, chairman and ceo, Nieman Marcus Group, 1/1/01

Newell Rubbermaid

New hires/promotions:

Kenneth Morris, vp, new product development, 3/12/01


John McDonough, ceo and director, 11/6/00

99 Cents Only Stores

New hires/promotions:

John Shields, board of directors, 1/1/01


New hires/promotions:

Marla Stuchel, vp, sales and design, 10/30/00


New hires/promotions:

Tom Foster, vp, dmm, home, 3/5/01


New hires/promotions:

Tony Williams, president, 11/27/00


Chuck Hansen, ceo, 10/30/00

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.

New hires/promotions:

Paul Campbell, vp, labor, community relations, and diversity, 10/9/00

Judith McHale, board of directors, 2/26/01


New hires/promotions:

Randy Ronning, executive vp, 2/19/01

Ralph Lauren Home

New hires/promotions:

Nellie Frazier, national sales manager, 12/18/00

Revman Industries

New hires/promotions:

Melissa Murphy, director, merchandising, 10/16/00

Rubbermaid Inc.

New hires/promotions:

Joseph Galli, president and ceo, 1/22/01

Saks Inc.

New hires/promotions:

George Jones, ceo, department store group, 2/5/01

Sears Canada

New hires/promotions:

Mark Cohen, chairman and ceo, 1/29/01

Shaw Rugs


Shields Smith, director, licensing and marketing, 10/9/00

Sheridan Australia

New hires/promotions:

Terry Soldati, president, Sheridan USA, 1/22/01

ShopKo Stores

New hires/promotions:

Brian Bender, senior vp and cfo, 10/16/00

Smith & Johnson

New hires/promotions:

Joanne Andersen, national sales manager, 2/5/01


New hires/promotions:

Robert Valone, gmm, 12/11/00

Thomas Paccioretti, president and ceo, 1/22/01

Sure Fit

New hires/promotions:

Ranjana Sharma, website project manager responsible for site administration and coordination of marketing and design initiatives, 11/6/00

Traci Benjamin, retail merchandising manager, 11/13/00

Sarah Falcinelli, retail and merchandising director, 11/13/00

Barbara Gatens, to handle catalog accounts, 11/13/00

Bolanile Jacobs, marketing and manager, photography and multimedia, 11/13/00

John McCarthy, to work with specialty chains and television shopping accounts, 11/13/00

Jeanie Monroe, creative director responsible for photography and direct marketing development, 11/13/00

Liana Toscanini, vp, insurgence, 11/13/00

Janet Solomon, added responsibility for marketing and sales coordination, new programs, 11/13/00


New hires/promotions:

Galai Silverberg, exhibit sales manager, Surtex and Surtex Gallery, 11/6/00

Target Corp.


Joel Kaplan, director, trend merchandising, department store division, 9/25/00

The Home Depot

New hires/promotions:

Mark Baker, executive vp, cmo, 10/9/00

John Herbert, president, Expo Western Division of EXPO Design Center, 10/16/00

Greg Turner, president, Mid South Division, 10/16/00

Robert Nardelli, president, ceo and board of directors, 12/11/00

The Spiegel Group

New hires/promotions:

Melissa Payner, president and ceo, Spiegel Catalog unit, 12/18/00


Michael Moran, chairman of the office of the president/ chief legal officer, 1/29/01

James W. Sievers, office of the president/cfo, 1/29/01

Thomaston Mills

New hires/promotions:

Patricia Feiwel, director, design, 11/6/00


George Hightower, executive vp and president, apparel fabrics division, 2/19/01

Neil Hightower, president and ceo, 2/19/01

Stewart Davis, executive vp and president, consumer products division, 2/19/01

TJX Cos.

New hires/promotions:

Alex Smith, executive vp, group executive, international, 2/26/01

T.K. Maxx.

New hires/promotions:

Paul Sweetenham, president, 2/26/01

Tuesday Morning Corp.

New hires/promotions:

Michael Marchetti, senior vp, strategic planning, 2/19/01

Victorian Heart Company

New hires/promotions:

Dale Tokvam, director, trade show operations, 1/8/01


New hires/promotions:

Kimberly Winckler, design director, 12/4/00


New hires/promotions:

Jim Haworth, executive vp, operations, Sam's Club, 12/11/00

Celia Swanson, executive vp, membership, Sam''Club, 12/11/00

Phil Sutterfield, executive vp, merchandising, Sam's Club, 12/11/00

Warner Brothers

New hires/promotions:

Mary Hume, general manager, Latin American office, 12/18/00

Warner Bros. Consumer Products

New hires/promotions:

Nairi Gardener, senior vp, finance and operations, 11/27/00

Melissa Wong, vp, retail business development, 11/13/00


New hires/promotions:

Carolyn D'Angelo, vp, marketing and licensing, Lifestyle Group, 10/2/00

WestPoint Stevens

New hires/promotions:

Cynthia Lerner, vp, sourced and terry design, 10/23/00

Jonathan Orr, vp, print design for WestPoint Stevens, 10/23/00

Chip Fontenot, president and coo, 12/18/00

Anita Zampino, to manage all product and business aspects of Disney Home, 3/12/01

Megan Tammaccio, design manager, Disney Home, 3/12/01

Rob Sudars, creative dir., 3/12/01


Tom Ward, president and ceo, West Point Stevens, 10/16/00


New hires/promotions:

Dale Hilpert, ceo, 2/19/01


New hires/promotions:

David Strickland, senior vp, marketing, 10/16/00

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