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Swavelle Group Bolsters Leadership Team with Key Hires and Promotions

New York, NY – April 2024 – Swavelle Group, a leader in the textile industry, proudly announces  strategic additions to its corporate leadership team to drive growth initiatives and cultivate  innovative sales and customer solutions. These appointments reflect Swavelle Group’s  commitment to expanding its presence in the market and delivering unparalleled value to  clients.  

Christy Almond Appointed Vice President of Customer Solutions: 

Swavelle Group welcomes Christy Almond as Vice President of Customer Solutions.  Christy brings a wealth of experience and strategic insight to her role, drawing from an  extensive background in the textile and home industry. Her appointment highlights  Swavelle’s deepened commitment to enhancing customer-centric initiatives and  delivering tailored solutions for customers. Christy will collaborate with key national  accounts to drive sustainable growth with exceptional service and support. 

Joe Kenney Promoted to Vice President of Sales and Business Development: 

With a 31-year tenure at Swavelle Group, Joe Kenney’s promotion to Vice President of  Sales and Business Development is testament to the company’s depth of category  knowledge and industry expertise. Kenney’s remarkable career spans various aspects of  the business from commercial to RV and includes leadership roles across sales, category,  and product development. In his new role, Joe will oversee the sales force and build 

upon Swavelle’s commitment to cultivating strategic partnerships and prioritizing  customer needs.  

Erin Tsucalas Joins as Design Director 

Erin joins Swavelle with more than 25 years of expertise in upholstery product  development, to manage the creative process involved in designing and developing  textiles for the luxury home furnishings category. Drawing from a distinguished career  across industry-leading companies like Lexington Home Brands, Ethan Allen, and Kravet, Erin brings creative vision and invaluable expertise to her role as she and her team  shape Swavelle Group’s future textile offerings. Erin’s passion for design and deep  understanding of dynamic market trends will enhance the development of fashion forward indoor and outdoor fabrics that will resonate with Swavelle Group’s existing  clientele, while also appealing to the aesthetic needs of a broader market seeking textile  solutions. 

“We congratulate Joe on his new role, and welcome Christy and Erin to the Swavelle family.  Their combined expertise and leadership qualities will be invaluable as we drive growth and  innovation alongside our customers in the marketplace,” said Greg Thomases, CEO of Swavelle  Group. “These strategic appointments underscore Swavelle Group’s commitment to fostering a  culture of excellence, customer collaboration, and innovation as we continue to lead the way in  the textile industry.” 

About Swavelle Group:

With a legacy of more than 50 years meeting the fabric and textile needs of corporations and  consumers, the Swavelle Group is one of America’s leading family-owned textile companies.  The Swavelle Group brands include Bella Dura, Bella Dura Home, TFA, Swavelle, and Swavelle  

USA. Trusted for generations by discerning insiders across the industry, from retail and contract  to indoor, outdoor, RV to residential, the Swavelle Group is widely recognized for its  unparalleled commitment to quality, exceptional customer service and a remarkable range of  on-trend textiles fit for every need. For more information visit 


Barbara Rogers 

Director of Marketing & Communications