Kenneth E. Randel, a veteran of the apparel industry, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Aug. 11 at Westbury Hospital in Westbury, Conn., said his daughter, Jane. He was 80.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Randel served in the U.S. Army from 1946 to 1947, when he was based in the Philippines as a military police officer. He graduated from New York University’s School of Commerce in 1951 with a degree in business marketing and management.
Randel then spent over 30 years at United Merchants and Manufacturers Inc., where he began as a salesman in the Ameritex division responsible for selling men’s and boys’ shirting fabrics to the Canadian market, as well as men’s and boys’ outerwear and pants to the New York market. He left the company in 1982 as corporate vice president and division head of the firm’s Apparel Fabrics Group. From 1982 until 1997, Randel worked at Teijin ShojiInc., a Japanese trading company, in its New York offices. There, he was a vice president of textile marketing.
In addition to his daughter Jane, vice president of corporate communications at Liz Claiborne Inc., Randel is survived by his wife, Elaine, and two other daughters, Susan and Lauren. He is also survived by his brother, Victor; sons-in-law Americo Carrasco, Alex Chartove and Charles Kliment and seven grandchildren.
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