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cmi Promotes, Appoints Managers

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cmi (Colonial Mills, Inc.), a leading manufacturer of braided-texture area rugs and accessories, announces the promotion of John Bradshaw and the appointment of Robin L. Woll to the positions of Vice President-National Sales Manager and EDI Specialist, respectively. The appointments were made to keep pace with cmi's continued growth. In his capacity as Vice President-National Sales Manager, Bradshaw will now manage the company’s entire wholesale sales staff. His main focus will be to continue building the business by capitalizing on cmi's strengths, including design innovation, superb product quality and exceptional service. A fifteen-year cmi veteran, he previously held the position of Vice President of National Accounts. Prior to joining cmi, Bradshaw served as District Sales Manager at the New England office of Westpoint Stevens, Inc. in Wellesley, MA. He also previously held various retail positions with Bloomingdale’s. Bradshaw earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from New York University, New York, NY and currently resides in Warwick, RI. Woll’s responsibilities as EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) Specialist include reducing customer costs by developing and maintaining EDI communications, mapping new customer documents to the company’s main system and daily monitoring of all EDI transmissions. She will also work with customers on new implementations and be involved in training. Prior to her new position, Woll was EDI/Computer Administrator at Opus, Inc in Bellingham, MA and MIS Director for Bradford Novelty Co., Inc., also in Bellingham. She previously served as Systems Manager for Leejay, Bed & Bath in Sharon. MA. Woll resides in Attleboro, MA. Founded in 1977, cmi is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the home of Old Slater Mill and the birthplace of our nation’s textile industry. The company has specialized in manufacturing braided-texture area rugs and accessories since its inception. cmi’s philosophy is to be the most innovative in the braided-texture area rug category with the results being new colors, styles, award-winning designs and shapes which most appeal to today’s consumer. These advances continue to demonstrate to consumers that “braided” is simply a construction process and not a style. cmi sells under its own brand name in thousands of specialty retailers and has private label programs and/or customized programs with a number of major national retailers. For more information on the company, please contact Donald M. Scarlata, President and CEO of cmi, at 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, P.O. Box 249, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0249 or call, toll free, at (800) 343-9339. Fax: (401) 728-2740. Web: www.colonialmills.com.

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