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ATLANTA — David Pennes is joining Market Center Management Company (MCMC) as vice-president of new business development, a new position, beginning Nov. 4.

His immediate responsibilities will include general management of all aspects of GlobalTex: LA International Textile Fair, which launches April 28-30, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. MCMC has dubbed this new show as the next generation tradeshow for fashion design and production.

Pennes has been with Advanstar Communications Inc./MAGIC International, where he is show director/international sales manager. He has spent more than 30 years in the apparel business in a variety of roles, including retailer, buyer, sourcing merchandiser, sales executive, marketer and tradeshow director.

When he joins MCMC, he will be based in Los Angeles and will report to Cindy Morris, COO.