BOULDER, Colo. — November 10, 2022 — Cocona Labs, the makers of temperature-regulating 37.5® Technology, is thrilled to bring Christopher Leyes back on board as its COO. Leyes returns to the company after most recently serving as the director of Operations at Pangea Organics.
Leyes worked with Cocona Inc. (the parent company of 37.5® Technology) in the company’s early years, as the vice president of Finance & Operations 2006-10 and returned as the COO and CFO 2013-18. Leyes brings more than 22 years of experience leading complex supply chain, operational, and financial initiatives at Ibex, Tommie Copper Inc., Everyone’s Earth, and Kane 11. Leyes’ diverse industry experience will well serve 37.5® Technology as the company continues to expand into apparel, footwear, home goods, and beyond.
“I am delighted that Chris is returning for a third tour of duty at Cocona,” Jeff Bowman, CEO of Cocona Labs, said. “Besides being a good friend and an outstanding team player, Chris’ strategic expertise and competence in global supply chain and value chain management is unparalleled. Suppliers and customers alike have called to let me know how excited they are to have him back. I have no doubt that Chris will complement our already strong leadership team.”
Leyes graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Business Administration and then from the Kelley School of Business with an MBA in 2000. He’s spent years honing his skills in global supply chain management, a necessity for coordinating operations for the 100+ active brand partners that work with Cocona and 37.5 Technology.
“As one of the first employees at Cocona Inc., I was drawn in by the unique and innovative activated particle technology Cocona has been able to bring to market,” Leyes said. “The widespread adoption by brands across the globe is a testament to a fabric technology that truly works! It is a tremendous opportunity to be able to work with suppliers around the globe, which fits right into my skill set.”
Chris will be using his expertise to guide Cocona through the next chapter of expanding its global supply chain.
Posted: November 10, 2022
Source: Cocona Labs