Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Leadership changes at Milliken & Company
Leadership changes at Milliken & Company
Feb '08
Roger Milliken, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Milliken & Company, has announced the pending retirement of Dr. Ashley Allen, current President & CEO of Milliken & Company, effective May 1, 2008, following Dr. Allen's sixty-fifth birthday. Dr. Allen has led Milliken as President & CEO since 2005. Prior to his current position he served as Chief Operating Officer and in several leadership positions over his 38-year career, including President of Milliken's Chemical Division.

Concurrent with Dr. Allen's retirement, the Board of Directors of Milliken & Company has appointed Dr. Joe Salley to replace Dr. Allen, effective May 1, 2008. Dr. Salley will assume the President and CEO positions of Milliken & Company from his current position of Chief Operating Officer.

In making the announcement, Roger Milliken said, “Joe Salley inherits the big shoes of Ashley Allen who has provided tremendous leadership to this private manufacturing company. In elevating Joe to the CEO leadership role, we are happy to again be promoting from within which is testimony to Milliken's commitment to recruit, educate, challenge, and promote the best possible talent. Joe has done an excellent job in his present capacity and is well prepared for his new responsibilities.”

Salley, 40, is a graduate of the Citadel with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. He received his Masters and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He joined Milliken in 1994 and has held numerous leadership positions including President of the Performance Products Division, and President of Milliken Research Corporation.

Milliken & Company

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 26th Oct 2016

SGS develops 4C chemical management model for apparel

SGS, a leading inspection, auditing, certification, testing, and...

Textiles | On 26th Oct 2016

Whitehouse & URI Business Centre start RI textile network

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and the University of Rhode Island...

Textiles | On 25th Oct 2016

Arvind to dilute 10% stake in brand business arm

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest integrated textile and apparel ...

Interviews View All

Victor Chao

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Amrit Sethia

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Sonia Agarwal

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Pranav Mishra

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search