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Leadership changes at Milliken & Company
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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.

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