FIT Toasts Barry Leonard
Home Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 5/5/2011 7:13:32 AM
Fashion Institute of Technology celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Home Products Development program and presented Welspun USA president and ceo Barry Leonard with the Distinguished Leadership Award.
|This year’s honoree, Barry Leonard of Welspun
USA, left, with legendary US Airways miracle flight
captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. Leonard was
a passenger on the famous flight.
|Former Linens ‘n Things chief Norman Axelrod,
Comfort Revolution’s Michael Fux, and
Bloomingdale’s Michael Gould.
|From left, Alan Gladstone, Anna’s Linens; Bill
Kilbride, Mohawk Home; Carie-Gladstone Doll and
Peggie Galvin, both Anna’s; Jim Quist and Tom
Merriman, both of Mohawk.
|Keith Sorgeloos, left, and John Fraley, both Home
|From left, Arthur Tauber, Avanti; Joan Karon, CHF
Industries; and retired retailer (and continuing
rainmaker) Charlie Chinni.
|From left, FIT home furnishings professor David
Brogna; FIT home department chief Ingrid Johnson;
and industry trend guru Hermine Mariaux.
|Rich Roman, Revman International, left, with
interior designer Mario Buatta.
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