Valdese Promotes Five
April 7, 2008,
Valdese Weavers has promoted five executives to new management positions as a result of the company's dramatic recent growth.
Carson Copeland, formerly svp manufacturing, has been promoted to coo, responsible for all company brands at all of the facilities.
Blake Millinor has been promoted to the new post of president of the Valdese Weavers Contract division, responsible for all company functions in the contract market. He was svp, contract.
Zachary Taylor, formerly vp marketing, has been promoted to svp of sales and marketing, responsible for the residential markets under the Valdese Weavers and Home Fabrics brands.
Joseph Feege will continue as evp. With Taylor's promotion, he will shift his priorities to selling activities across all company brands.
Anita Huffman, previously controller, has been promoted to vp/controller with responsibility to execute all company financial strategies at the direction of Garrison.
"We recognize that since we made significant acquisitions last year and have had dynamic growth internally over the last few years, we are a different company with different management needs. We have promoted people to address these changes," said Mike Shelton, president and ceo.
Last year, Valdese acquired the Circa 1801/Doblin, Home Fabrics and Mastercraft contract fabrics divisions from the bankruptcy of Joan Fabrics. Earlier it started its VIP division that produces fabrics off-shore.