Leonard to Take Helm at Welspun USA
August 24, 2010,
NEW YORK-Barry Leonard has left Croscill, Ex-Cell Home Fashions/Glenoit and will become president and chief executive officer of Welspun USA.
Leonard will formally take his new post on Sept. 6, and will be responsible for the Indian textiles giant's entire U.S. operations. He will report to Dipali Goenka, executive director of Welspun Global Brands, in these newly created positions.
Leonard said the company has "world-class manufacturing as a foundation" and is "consumer-focused and market-driven." Speaking with HFN this morning, he said the appeal of his new position is that Welspun "has grown quickly and wants to continue growing."
Prior to his new position, Leonard had been president and CEO of the combined Ex-Cell Home Fashions/Glenoit companies since 2002. When Ex-Cell/Glenoit's parent, Patriarch Partners, acquired Croscill in 2008, he assumed charge over that operation as well.
Before joining Ex-Cell/Glenoit, Leonard was president and CEO of Spartan. His career also includes executive positions with Springs, including president of that company's bath and branded-bath businesses.