Glen Raven taps Petot to head ‘New Frontiers’
By Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 11/17/2006 11:49:00 AM
Glen Raven, N.C. – Fabric solutions provider Glen Raven Inc. has created an innovations-directed “New Frontiers Department,” to be headed by vp Philippe Petot.
“Innovation must be our single greatest competitive advantage and the single greatest competitive advantage for our customers,” said Allen Gant Jr., Glen Raven president. “The primary mission of this new department is to drive us to seek out new solutions ahead of our customers’ current needs and to create a sense of urgency in successfully bringing new ideas to market.”
Petot, who joined the company in 1998 in the merger with Dickson, S.A., most recently served as project manager for the construction of a new facility for Glen Raven Asia in Suzhou, China. That facility is serving as a manufacturing, marketing, sourcing and product development center for the Asia Pacific Rim. In his new position, Petot reports to Glen Raven vp, secretary and general counsel Wally Wallace.
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