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Invista names new Dacron marketing manager

Kennesaw, Ga. - Invista has hired Christopher Basinger as marketing manager for the Dacron fiberfill business in the North American bedding industry.

"Chris Basinger adds an important dimension to the Dacron brand team," said Roberto Fontanillas, global business director for Invista's Dactron fiberfill business. "His varied experience and deep knowledge of branding and retail market dynamics will prove invaluable as we expand consumer recognition of the Dacron brand and grow business with our mill and retailer partners through product innovation."

Basinger background includes positions at Hanesbrands, Inc., Newell Rubbermaid and Unifi Manufacturing.

In a blind consumer research study in 2012, two-thirds of U.S. home textiles decision makers said they are familiar with the Dacron brand, according to Invista.

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