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Mount Vernon Mills Names Hastings President

Mauldin, S.C.-based Mount Vernon Mills Inc. has named W. David Hastings to succeed Roger Chastain as president. Chastain, who is looking toward retirement, will continue in his role as the company’s CEO and vice chairman.

Hastings previously served as executive vice president and COO, and has been with the company since 1986.

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W. David Hastings

Chastain joined Mount Vernon in 1985 as a result of the company’s acquisition of Riegel Textile Corp., where he began his career in 1964. First serving as president of Mount Vernon’s new Riegel Textile Division, and executive vice president and director of Mount Vernon, he was promoted to president, COO and director in 1993. He also served as a vice president and subsequently as president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute.

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“Roger has not only been a great leader for Mount Vernon, but an exceptional advocate for the textile industry,” Hastings said. “We will miss Roger’s daily presence but greatly value the continuing advice and guidance he will provide in his role as vice chairman and CEO.”

Mount Vernon also has promoted Vice President of Purchasing William E. Duncan to CFO and James A. Knight to treasurer. Knight also continues to serve as vice president and corporate controller.

Mount Vernon employs 3,600 workers and maintains 16 facilities in the United States for the manufacture of textile and related products for apparel, hospitality, automotive and other applications.

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