ASHEBORO, N.C. — September 17, 2014 — AEC, a worldwide supplier of narrow fabrics to major apparel, medical, home furnishings and industrial markets, announced the appointment of Charles R. Adams as the company’s President. In his new role, Adams will focus on strategically positioning the company for growth in existing markets and opportunities in new markets. He will at based in AEC’s Asheboro, N.C., headquarters.
In his extensive career within the textiles and fibers industries, Adams has led business development, manufacturing, quality, marketing, sales, design and operations initiatives for worldwide companies, supplying fabrics for commercial, residential, apparel, automotive and industrial use. As vice president and general manager for Milliken & Company, Charles Adams capitalized on his experiences working in many different areas of the company, to build significant new business in the commercial fabrics division. In his most recent work, he reset the strategic direction of Polyester Fibers LLC.
Larry Himes, AEC’s CEO commented: “Charles Adams has the vision to see where AEC has opportunities to expand within the markets we currently address and manufacture products for new markets. His understanding of what it takes to provide the innovative fabrics and services customers seek will strengthen AEC’s business development. And his experiences with creating fabrics for so many different products, augments AEC’s ability to supply expanded markets.”
“AEC has a great history and reputation within the narrow fabrics sector,” noted Adams. “I look forward to collaborating with their team and developing the products and services that will position AEC on a trajectory for sustainable and significant growth.”
Posted September 18, 2014