Glen Raven Restructures Business

Glen Raven, Burlington, N.C., recently announced a restructuring of the company’s operating framework to improve customer support with programs and strategies customized for each market. A new group, Glen Raven Materials Solutions Group, was established with the Glen Raven’s fabric brands — Sunbrella®, GlenGuard®, Dickson®, Sur Last® and others —combined under this umbrella group.

David Swers was named president of the Glen Raven Material Solutions Group. New business units within the group also were created with the following people leading the new units: Furnishings Business Unit — Suzie Roberts, vice president/general manager; Shade & Marine Business Unit — Katherine Carter, vice president/general manager; Protective Busi-ness Unit — Patti Bates, vice president/general manager; and a fourth business unit based in France, which will be led by Eugene Deleplanque, president/director general, Europe.

Glen Raven’s distribution business,Trivantage®, is not affected by the restructuring and will continue to operate as a stand-alone division within Glen Raven.

In related news, Glen Raven reports a salaried staff reduction of less than 4 per-cent as a result of challenging economic conditions.

May/June 2023