Lane has been employed with American Silk Mills
since 1999 and is currently sales director for residential furniture.
Lane began his career as national sales manager for furniture
manufacturer Carson’s of High Point.”/span>.Singh, who came to the United
States from India in 1980, co-owns a design company, LAURA & KIRAN,
with his wife Laura in Berkeley, Calif. LAURA & KIRAN has designed,
produced and distributed fabrics to the home textile industry since
1992…Veach has been employed by Brentwood Textiles since 1987.
Originally hired to oversee export sales, Veach is currently vice
president of Brentwood Textiles, overseeing all sales, product
development and day-to-day operations…Bob Patton of P.Kaufmann
has been named board president and will serve a two-year term. Steve
Shelly, of Classical Elements, will step down as board president, but
will remain on the board for one term as Ex-Officio…Other
returning board members are Ismail Arslan, De Leo Textiles; Robert
Lachow, J.B. Martin com. Inc.; Wesley Mancini, Wesley Mancini Ltd.; Jesse
Rector, theleathercollection; Art Reilly, Van Lathem USA; and Robin
Starnes, Covington Fabric & Design, LLC. In addition, Jim Calhoun,
Miles Talbott/Michael Thomas Furniture; Anne Hood, Century Furniture;
and Regenia Payne, Taylor King Furniture, serve on the board as industry
liaisons…”We are very excited to have our new ITMA board members
and we wish to thank those who have served us so diligently in the
past. The new board looks forward to serving its membership and their
needs in the coming future,” said Patton…In addition to
organizing Showtime, the nonprofit ITMA supports educational programs
for students of textile design and marketing through its Educational
Foundation…The group is online at, which
also has registration information for the upcoming Showtime, set for
December 5-8, 2010…BACKGROUND.Founded in 1990, ITMA is a non-profit trade association, consisting of.mills, converters, tanneries and trimming manufacturers that supply.decorative coverings for the home furnishings industry, whose main to stimulate growth and development within the home furnishings industry..Showtime boasts the most extensive presentation of fabric, leather and.trimmings in the Western Hemisphere..”More than 800 buying companies attend Showtime from such markets as:.1. Apparel and costuming.2. Decorative accessory manufacturers.3. Department stores.4. Fabric retailers.5. Furniture manufacturers.6. Handbag and fashion accessory manufacturers.7. Workrooms.8. Window Coverings.9. Linen Rental.10. Lampshades.11. Hospitality – hotels, resorts, et al.12. Interior design.13. Jobbers.14. Mail-order catalogs.15. Marine – boats, yachts, et al.16. Outdoor and casual furniture.17. Top of the bed and soft goods.18. Transportation.”The next Showtime takes place December 5-8, 2010..