by Christopher Blomquist
Guy Milinazzo

Guy Milinazzo, who for the last four years has served as vice president of sales and operations of Gladson Ltd., the custom fabric division of HMS International, has been promoted to executive vice president by HMS CEO Michael Solomon.
His new role is effective immediately and he will report directly to Bob McAuley, president of HMS International.
“The custom clothing market is better than ever,” said Milinazzo in a statement. “It’s a great time to be in the business; the consumer is more knowledgeable than the casual client of the ’90s. Exposed to fashion trends at the speed of light, he understands that image can influence and he cares about the way he ‘looks’. The client looks to our customers for advice on direction and style and that’s what Gladson is all about – better training programs, better partners and providing the right product to enable our customer to help his client.”
The new EVP has extensive experience in men’s better clothing. Prior to Gladson, he was vice president at Roger LaViale, Ltd. which was a major agent and distributor of men’s fabrics in the United States.
HMS International is one of the largest purveyors of men’s fabrics in the United States. It also has sales offices in Canada, Europe, Asia and India.