Glen Raven Custom Fabrics named Allen Gant III its casual market manager. He will be responsible for the casual furniture market and specialty outdoor segment of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics.
Gant III joined Glen Raven in 2008 and was most recently the specialty accounts manager for Custom Fabrics. He has served roles with new business and product development, including the launch of the Sunbrella ® Kiosk Program.
Suzie Roberts, vice president of sales for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, said Gant III has been an important part of their team. “Allen’s leadership will be crucial in merchandising, marketing and product support for the outdoor furniture market,” she said.
Gant III earned a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles and was the recipient of the Peter R. Lord Textile Engineering Design Leadership Award.
Gant III said innovation and creativity are more important than ever as consumer demands grow in the industry. “There is a lot of good momentum in this industry and I’m looking forward to tapping into the potential,” he said. “I look forward to working with and getting to know our customers in this market space.”