Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Tri-Tex appoints Richard Hooper as new CEO
Tri-Tex appoints Richard Hooper as new CEO
Mar '18
Courtesy: Tri-tex
Courtesy: Tri-tex
Tri-Tex, a leading producer of adhesives, sealants, surfactants and textile and paper chemicals headquartered in Canada, has announced that Richard Hooper has been hired as the chief executive officer of the company. Hooper assumes the role from Natalie Laham, who will remain with the company as a minority shareholder and member of the Board of Directors.

Hooper is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of specialty chemical industry experience having most recently served as CEO of SummitReheis, a privately-held global specialty chemical company.

Aaron Davenport, managing director of SK Capital and chairman of Tri-Tex said, “We are thrilled to welcome Richard as the new CEO of Tri-Tex. We believe he has the requisite skills and experience to build upon the foundation and legacy established by the Laham family by continuing to grow the company both organically and through acquisitions. We also want to thank Natalie for her leadership and ongoing commitment to the company.”

Prior to leading SummitReheis in its successful growth and eventual sale to Elementis PLC in March 2017, Hooper served as president and CEO of ICL Industrial Products, North America, where he had responsibility for a $1 billion portfolio with 600 employees in six locations. He has also held senior leadership positions at Supresta and Chemtura, after beginning his career at Uniroyal Chemical where he held various positions in engineering, production and general management.

Hooper added, “I’m excited to become a member of the SK Capital team and lead Tri-Tex’s continued growth and development. I look forward to working with our talented workforce to drive our strategy, better serve our customers and enhance the presence of our brand across our key end markets.”

Tri-Tex is a portfolio company of SK Capital. The private investment firm partnered with Tri-Tex management to recapitalise the company in June 2017. (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Kenya to use Sh6 bn Indian loan to upgrade Rivatex

Textiles | On 19th Jul 2018

Kenya to use Sh6 bn Indian loan to upgrade Rivatex

Kenya will use a Sh6 billion loan from India’s Exim Bank to expand...

Vietnam's textile-garment export turnover $16 bn in H1 '18

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jul 2018

Vietnam's textile-garment export turnover $16 bn in H1 '18

Vietnam is among the world's five biggest textile exporters and...

Pak govt urged to restore associations' role in DDT claims

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Jul 2018

Pak govt urged to restore associations' role in DDT claims

Pakistani value-added textile industry recently urged the caretaker...

Interviews View All

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Pranav Mishra

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

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

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


Leave your Comments

July 2018

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

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search