Guilford Mills Inc., Greensboro,
N.C., has announced the appointment of Herb Briggs as president of Guilford Home Fashions.

In his new role, Briggs will lead the expansion of the Guilford home Fashions businesses and
oversee product development, brand positioning, nationwide sales and the manufacturing facilities
in Herkimer, N.Y.

Briggs joins the company from Primex International Corp., Where he served as executive vice

Wellman Inc., Shrewsbury N.J., has recently announced that the company has elected Thomas M.
Duff as chairman and CEO; Clifford J. Christenson as president and chief operating officer; and
Richard F. Heitmiller as chairman of the committee of independent directors of the Wellman board of

Springs Industries Inc., Middleton Wis., has announced that Ronald W. Zabel has joined the
company as president of Springs Window Fashions Division Inc.

Zabel joins the comapny from Worldwide Sports and Recreation where he served as president
and CEO.

Woolrich Inc., Woolrich, Pa., has recently named Charles E. Aides senior vice president,
apparel manufacturing and sourcing.

Aides has been with the company since 1989, and was named vice president of apparel
manufacturing and sourcing in 1994.

The International Design Guild, Atlanta, has named Christopher P. Ramey as president.

The Dixie Group, Chattanooga , Tenn., has appointed Gary A. Harmon as vice president and
chief financial officer.

February 2000