NEW YORK — Olah Inc., a global textile and garment development and marketing firm based here, has opened a Canadian headquarters in Winnipeg and has named industry veteran Debbie Mazur to head the new office.

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In her role as managing director, Mazur has been tasked with product development, marketing and business development. Prior to joining Olah, Mazur was president of the private label division of Western Glove Works, where she focused on business development in North America.

Andrew Olah, president of Olah Inc., said Mazur’s wide range of experience is “in line with Olah’s goals and mind-set.”

Mazur, whose 28 years in the garment industry includes experience with major American and Canadian retailers such as Nordstrom, American Eagle Outfitters, Gap, The Bay, Wal-Mart and Zellers, as well as designer brands such as Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui and Victoria Beckham, said her role at Olah is “an opportunity to reestablish Olah’s presence in the Canadian market by providing a more specialized, fully supported service of both beautiful textiles and garments. Olah has a stellar reputation in the world of denim and textiles and continues to bring new products as well as product knowledge globally to the garment industry.”

Olah, which supplies U.S. companies with denim, corduroy and piece-dyed fabrics, has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, Nashville and Hong Kong and produces Kingpins, an international boutique denim sourcing show, in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Shanghai and India.

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