Elise Gabrielson, Marketing Director of Crypton Home Fabric, and Andy Pacuk, Sales Executive with Ultrafabrics, have been elected to join the International Textile Alliance (ITA) Board of Directors.
“Elise and Andy will make outstanding additions to our Board,” said Kelly DiFoggio, President of the ITA Board of Directors. “Each of them is a proven leader in the textiles and home industries with expertise in vital areas such as strategic planning, brand marketing, merchandising, product development, content creation and sales. As a Board, we do our best to create a diverse representation of our membership to cover all sectors, and I feel that Andy and Elise round out the Board nicely.”
About Elise Gabrielson
Gabrielson has been with Crypton Home Fabric as Marketing Director since 2015, when she was tapped to launch consumer-facing brand marketing for the product line. She is experienced in strategic planning, content and event creation, influencer marketing and creating custom content with leading shelter magazine titles. While Crypton Home was nearly unknown to the consumer four years ago, it is now a featured brand in such top home furnishings retailers as Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, CB2, Arhaus, Ethan Allen, Calico Corners and online merchants such as One Kings Lane and fabric.com.
Prior to joining Crypton Home, Gabrielson was a merchandising and marketing manager at Arden Companies, where she launched the Bombay Outdoors furniture brand. In 2018, she was recognized among Home Furnishings Business Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40.
About Andy Pacuk
Pacuk has more than 30 years’ experience in home and contract design management, product development in textiles and furniture, along with retail and showroom merchandising. Prior to joining luxury performance fabric resource Ultrafabrics, he served as President of Raxon, a domestic fabric mill that designs and manufactures product for the commercial, healthcare and residential markets. He has also served in senior management roles with The Robert Allen Group and top retailers the Bombay Company and Ethan Allen.
Pacuk and Gabrielson join the current ITA Board of Directors which includes: Kelly DiFoggio of Stein Fibers and ITA President; Kathryn Richardson of Libeco and ITA Vice President; Mendy Kearns of Hamilton Fabric Sales and ITA Treasurer; Nathan Copeland, Highland House Furniture; Carmen Herndon Barbee, Ballard Designs; David Lappert, Kravet Inc.; Katherine Shoaf, Radiate Textiles; and Patrick Shelton, Valdese Weavers.
Formed in 1990 to advance the textile industries through the promotion of education, networking and collaboration year-round, ITA hosts the bi-annual ITA Showtime Market and directs the ITA Educational Foundation. The non-profit, member-driven organization is based in High Point, North Carolina and is supported by leading companies across the industry.