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Kentwool CEO passes away at 55
Sep '17
Courtesy: Kentwool
Courtesy: Kentwool
Mark Kent, chief executive officer (CEO) and president of South-Carolina based Kentwool, an innovative producer of wool yarn, hosiery and other textile products, passed away on September 24. He was 55 years old. Kent has been the chairman of the company since 1993. He has also served on a number of boards and strategic committees in the textile industry.

On behalf of the US textile industry, Washington-based National Council of Textile organisations (NCTO) expressed grief on the sudden demise of Kent. "Mark’s unexpected passing is another severe and tragic blow for the US textile industry. He was an expert in his field who cared deeply for his workers and the communities that relied on Kentwool to provide employment and investment," NCTO president and chief executive officer Auggie Tantillo said.

Beginning his career at Kentwool in 1986, Kent is a 1985 graduate of Wake Forest University and a 1986 graduate of Clemson University's School of Textiles. In 1987, he also completed the International Program of the Australian Wool Corporation.

"From a national policy standpoint, Mark’s insight and direction on issues impacting the US wool textile sector will be especially missed," added Tantillo. (RR)

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