Charlie Schlang, 69
Home Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 2/24/2012 5:03:59 AM
SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Longtime entrepreneur and industry executive Charlie Schlang died unexpectedly in his sleep in the early morning hours of Feb 9. He was 69.
Most recently, he was ceo of Renaissance America and a partner in Portico Home, which he established in 2007 with long-time business partner and Fayette Home ceo Gregg Haft.
"It's a huge personal loss," said Haft. "Charlie and I were more than just partners."
Earlier, Schlang was president of Induter USA and its spin-off Atrivm, which owned the home textiles license and manufactured home products for the popular men's clothing designer Joseph Abboud. In that association he was affiliated with Davidson Cotton, which sublicensed the bath license for Abboud.
He is survived by his wife Matti, daughters Lisa Siglag and Julie Seifer, and four grandchildren.
Anyone interested in making a charitable donation in his name should donate to the American Cancer Society.
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