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Irwin Kurant
Tacony Corporation
1928 –

Irwin KurantIrwin Kurant has contributed almost 50 years to the sewing industry. His influence in working with other industry leaders around the world and with independent dealers has insured their growth, satisfaction, and success.

Irwin began his career in 1953 with the Consolidated Sewing Machine Company in New York. In 1956, he joined AC Weber & Company as credit manager and corporate secretary. In this position, Irwin was able to refine his business and financial skills to better understand the needs of the independent sewing machine dealer.

In the following years, Irwin worked for the Adler Sewing Machine Company. He spent two years as general manager at Riccar’s New York office and then 10 years as an officer, corporate secretary and New York branch manager with Trans World Industries and Morse Electrophonic Corporation.

In 1975, Irwin joined Tacony Corporation and has held the positions of vice-president of the Northeast region, vice-president of the Industrial sewing division, and member of Tacony’s Board of Directors. For 25 years, he has contributed to Tacony’s growth and success through his counsel and individual effort. He is a man of honor and respect to all who know him.

The sewing industry is better because of Irwin’s years of service and dedication.

2000 Vacuum & Sewing Hall of Fame Inductee