Esther Glaubinger has been elected president of House of Pile Fabrics, a New York textile jobber, and its selling agent, Big Apple Textiles.
Glaubinger assumes the position held by her late husband Jacob (Yankel) Glaubinger, who founded the company 45 years ago. He died Dec. 2 at age 73, following a lengthy illness. Esther Glaubinger, who has been the firm's secretary, had been acting president since May 2.
In addition, Michael Sharpe was elected senior vice president of both companies, while Andrew Schwartz was named vice president and Bess Nierenberg was elected secretary. Sharpe and Schwartz have been sales and marketing executives with the companies, while Nierenberg was a consultant.
McDUFFIE NAMED AT CARLETON
John Marshall McDuffie has been named executive vice president, manufacturing, at Carleton Woolen Mills, Winthrop, Maine, effective Jan. 31.
McDuffie is succeeding James Dornan Lucas, who is retiring from the firm after 12 years per "a private agreement with the company that he would like to retire from daily active responsibilities when he reached the age of 60, and after a logical successor was in place," said Arthur Spiro, Carleton's chairman and chief executive officer. Spiro added that Lucas will be available to the company as a consultant and will not engage in any business that competes with Carleton. Lucas confirmed the terms of the agreement.
McDuffie joined Carleton in March 1992 as executive vice president and technical director. He has since been elected senior vice president and during the past few months has gradually taken over many of Lucas's manufacturing responsibilities while continuing to report to him, Spiro said.
Lucas began his textile career in his native Ireland. He came to the U.S. in 1959 and worked for several other mills before forming his own firm, Dornan Mills, in Ware, Mass., in the late Sixties. Dornan was purchased by Carleton in 1981 and was closed by Carleton a year later.
EXPOTELA SIGN-UP BRISK:
More than 40 U.S. textile firms have registered to exhibit at the first Expotela, a trade show for U.S., Canadian and Mexican textile suppliers, slated for March 15-17 at the World Trade Center, Mexico City.Firms that have confirmed participation include Avondale Mills, Cone Mills Corp., Guilford Mills and Springs Industries.
The show is being produced by the exhibitor firm, Bobbin Blenheim, a division of Blenheim Trade Shows, Columbia, S.C. The show has also been endorsed by five major U.S. textile associations and the Camara Nacional de la Industria del Vestido, the national association of apparel manufacturers in Mexico.
The Textile Association of Los Angeles has reelected Danny Sassower president. Sassower, president of New West Textiles, Los Angeles, a sales agency, will begin his second one-year term on Jan. 19, when he takes the oath of office at TALA's inaugural luncheon at the Los Angeles Intercontinental Hotel. Bog Berg, executive director of the 1,000-member TALA, will perform the swearing in.
TALA will honor two executives at the luncheon. Dorothy Schoelen, president of Platinum Clothing Co., will receive the Friend of TALA Award, given to a Los Angeles area executive who has exhibited goodwill toward the textile industry.
The Member of the Year award will go to Dede Anderson, president of Active Underground, a textile sales agency for swimwear and activewear.
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