Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Welspun USA appoints new President & CEO
Welspun USA appoints new President & CEO
Aug '10
Welspun USA Inc. a subsidiary of Welspun Global Brands Ltd., one of the largest marketers of Welspun's Home Textile products internationally and part of the US$ 3 billion Welspun Group announced the appointment of Mr. J. Barry Leonard as President and CEO effective from September 6, 2010.

Leonard will be responsible of the US operations to assist Welspun in fortifying relationships with the world's top retail giants and successfully positioning Welspun amongst the largest and most valued Home Textile Companies in the world.

Speaking on J. Barry Leonard's appointment, Dipali Goenka, Executive Director, Welspun said, “In the last 5 years, our business in the US has grown significantly with strategic relationship with most of the top retailers in the US. Having built a strong foundation in the US market, we are now keen to consolidate our position and deepen relationships with our partners. We believe Barry will bring a lot of value to the business, and will help drive the next level of growth for Welspun.”

Leonard, who is keen to maintain and grow Welspun's successful run in the US market said, “This is the opportunity of a lifetime, to not only work with a company that has world class manufacturing as a foundation, but also has the goal of being a world class-consumer focused and market-driven organization. Welspun is committed to the home fashions business and will continue to realize growth both organically, as well as through acquisitions.”

Leonard has spent more than eight years as President and CEO of Excell Home Fashions, Inc and Glenoit LLC, as well as Croscill Home, Inc since its acquisition in November 2008. Previously, he was CEO of Spartan Universal, Inc from 1999 until 2001, and worked with Springs Industries, Inc from 1979 until 1999. His last two positions at Springs were President of the Bath Fashions Division and President of Bed & Bath Branded businesses.

Formed after demerge of Welspun India Ltd. into two separate companies. Welspun Global Brands, one of the largest marketers of Home Textile products internationally enjoys excellent relationship with 14 out of 20 top retailers in the World. It has some of the most prestigious brands under its banner and is second to none in product innovation and design. With a strong management and team of talented workforce spread across United Kingdom, United States, Mexico, Europe and India, Welspun Global Brands is on its way to be the World's most valued Home Textile Company.

Welspun USA Inc

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2017

China lays out plan to boost foreign investment

The Government of China has outlined measures to boost foreign...

Prime Minister Theresa May speaking on the UK government's negotiating objectives for exiting the EU. Courtesy: UK government

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2017

UK to pursue trade agreements with other countries

The United Kingdom will pursue free trade agreements with the EU and...

Courtesy: Alibaba Group

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2017

Alibaba forges global alliance to fight counterfeiting

Jack Ma led Alibaba Group has forged an alliance with various global...

Interviews View All

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Smita Murarka

‘There is huge demand in the Indian lingerie market for non-wired styles.’

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search