Avondale Mills Inc., Graniteville
S.C., has announced that Ken Windsor was appointed as director, human resources, Eastern
Operations. Windsor will be responsible for all human resources functions at the company’s plants
in Graniteville and Augusta, Ga.
Derrick Lee was appointed as manager, corporate safety. Lee will coordinate OSHA compliance
for all Avondale facilities.
The company also announced that Marvin S. (Bo) Bonner has been promoted to executive vice
president, manufacturing, Western Operations.
Marcus K. Tapley has been promoted to executive vice president, manufacturing, Western
Timothy W. Stansell has been promoted to vice president, manufacturing services.
Kellwood Co., New York City, has announced that Hal J. Upbin was elected chairman of the
board. He is also company president and CEO.
The company also announced that Caren Belair has been named president of Kellwood’s Fritzi
California Inc. She will be responsible for overseeing sales, merchandising and design activities
for the company.
Boo Thayer Gemes has joined the company’s Robert Scott/David Brooks division as vice
president of sales and merchandising, responsible for major private label accounts.
Laura N. Vazques has joined the company’s Goodman Group East as executive vice president for
merchandising and design. She will direct the product development process, overseeing merchandising
and design activities for Northern Isles, Portrats by Northern Isle and the division’s private