DAVIES NAMED PRESIDENT AT CPFILMS
Solutia Inc., St. Louis, MO, has hired Kent Davies as Senior Vice
President of Solution Inc. and President of its CPFilms business.
Ken Vickers, previously president of CPFilms, has been named chairman
Davies most recently held the position of senior vice president
of marketing, research and development and regulatory affairs for
United Industries Corp. Prior to that, he served in general management
and marketing capacities at Kimberly-Clark Corp. and in sales and
sales management positions at General Mills.
CPFilms is the manufacturer of Llumar and Vista brands of window
film as well as Halcyon Shades.
SUPERIOR ROMAN SHADES APPOINTMENTS
BONILLA TO HEAD NEW WOVEN SHADE DIVISION
Superior Roman Shades®, North Hollywood, CA, has announced the
appointment of Antonio Bonilla to oversee its new line of Exotic
Bonilla, who brings 27 years of experience in manufacturing, sales
and marketing, will be responsible for coordinating the custom weaving
of its new line of grasses, reeds and jutes and the design of styles
for the conversion of these goods into design-level custom woven
shades in the United States.
WAVERLY PROMOTES D’ANGELO
Waverly®, New York, NY, has announced changes in its marketing
and licensing department.
Carolyn D’Angelo has been promoted to the position of Senior
Vice President, Marketing and Licensing for the newly restructured
Waverly/FSC division of F. Schumacher & Co.
D’Angelo will manage all marketing responsibilities for the
Waverly, Gramercy and Village brands. She will continue to oversee
all licensing activities under the combined entity Waverly/FSC including
developing and executing strategic business plans for licensees
and major retail partners.
ZAPPONE PROMOTED AT PORTER PRESTON
Porter Preston, Waterbury CT, has promoted Korie Zappone to Assistant
In this new position Zappone will be the primary point of contact
for all matters pertaining to the company’s Accounts Receivable
Department. In addition, she will oversee daily financial tasks
such as invoicing and statement generation.
Porter Preston is a full-line Levolor Kirsch Fabricator and Distributor.
WALLCOVERINGS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES
2006 PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS
The Wallcoverings Association (WA), Chicago, IL, recently named
its association president and appointed new members to its board
of directors for 2006. The announcement was made at the 2006 WA
Annual Convention in Marco Island, FL.
WA named Dick Blosz, Hytex Industries, Inc., Randolph, MA, Association
President for a second term. Previously, Blosz served on the board
as a director.
Continuing to serve in his role as Immediate Past President is Bob
Parisi, J. Josephson, South Hackensack, NJ.
Tim Quinn, Chesapeake Wallcoverings Corp., Upper Marlboro, MD, will
again fill the role of Vice President. Quinn previously served as
Peter Ciaccia, Brewster Wallcoverings Co., Randolph, MA, has assumed
the role of Treasurer
WA also welcomes its new Directors: Roger Oates, OMNOVA Solutions,
Inc., Fairlawn, OH; and Gary Hoffert, Jolie Papier, Ltd., Moonachie,
NJ. Returning directors are: Jerry Russo, Roman Decorating Products,
Inc.; Dan Bonini, FSC Wallcoverings; Bobby Moore, Genesys; Chuck
Etchells, Union Roto-Graving, Inc.; and Gary Morris, Eykon Wall
IN MEMORIAM: GARY SMALL
Gary L. Small, Monique’s Draperies, died January 22, 2006,
at Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, CA. He was 56.
Born in Pasco, WA, Small enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard following
high school and there received extensive training in electronics,
which had been his special interest since childhood. He settled
in the San Jose/Los Gatos area where he enjoyed a successful career
in the electronics industry. When it became necessary for him to
retire at an early age because of serious health problems, he was
able to assist his wife, Caroline, by developing unique computer
programs specific to her drapery and window covering business, Monique
Draperies (see D&WC, December 2002, page 24).
Although Small considered computers a hobby, he created one of the
best computer programs available for the store and felt that their
technology was, and is, a strong force in moving them ahead of the
competition. Small felt the window coverings industry was behind
the times in this area and had hoped the D&WC cover story would
encourage those involved in the industry to move forward in technology.