LEVENTHAL TO BE BURLINGTON VICE CHAIRMAN
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bernard (Bud) A. Leventhal will become vice chairman of Burlington Industries, effective Jan. 1, succeeding Donald R. Hughes, who, as reported, will retire on that date.
Leventhal, 61, has been with Burlington since 1958. Currently, he is a corporate executive vice president and oversees Burlington Menswear as president of the unit.
Succeeding Leventhal as Burlington Menswear president is Alex Neely. Neely, 45, currently is executive vice president of Burlington Menswear, with responsibility for Burlington Ms. — the women’s wear segment of the business — and Raeford Uniform Fabrics, the career apparel segment. He joined Burlington in 1976.
As vice chairman, Leventhal will retain senior management duties for the Menswear division and will be responsible for Burlington’s governmental relations, including its Washington office.
Leventhal will continue to report to George W. Henderson 3rd, president and chief operating officer, who, as reported, will take on the chief executive officer post effective Jan. 1, upon the retirement of chairman and ceo Frank Greenberg.
In other Burlington moves to take place Jan. 1, Neely said that Bill Moore will become an executive vice president of the unit and will take over Burlington Ms. and Raeford responsibilities. Moore has been a Menswear vice president, with responsibilities for the men’s wear segment.
Howard Romanoff will also become an executive vice president of the Menswear unit and will assume responsibility for its men’s wear segment. Romanoff has been a Menswear vice president, overseeing all sales, marketing and design functions.
Junior Waldo, in addition to becoming an executive vice president, will continue in his role as division manufacturing manager. Romanoff, Moore and Waldo will report to Neely, who continues to report to Leventhal.
Leventhal has been Burlington Menswear president since 1978. He was elected a corporate group vice president in 1985 and executive vice president in 1993. He was elected to Burlington’s board in 1990.