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Milliken & Company hires Halsey Cook Jr as president & CEO
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Jul '18
Halsey M. Cook Jr./Courtesy: Business wire
Halsey M. Cook Jr./Courtesy: Business wire
Milliken & Company’s board of directors have announced the appointment of Halsey M. Cook Jr. as the new president and CEO, effective September 1, 2018. J. Harold Chandler will return to his role as chair of the board of directors. Milliken is a global innovation company with textile, floor covering, specialty chemical, and manufacturing expertise.

Cook’s 30-year career leading a wide range of large, diversified global businesses with significant manufacturing and distribution networks has prepared him to lead family-owned Milliken. His leadership roles in sales, marketing, and product development have included international- and US-based assignments across a variety of companies such as United Technologies and Legrand North America.

Most recently, Cook was the president and CEO for Sonepar USA, a family-owned global distributor of electrical products and related solutions. These experiences provided opportunities for Cook to drive growth through organic innovation programmes and strategic acquisitions. Cook has a B.A. in Economics and English from the University of the South and an MBA from the University of Virginia.

Chandler said, “The board of directors is confident that Halsey is the right leader for Milliken’s next era. He has the experience to accelerate what is working very well today at Milliken and, importantly, introduce change where the organisation can further leverage our emphasis on innovation, manufacturing excellence and customer care. He will lead an organisation with a proven management team that knows how to translate strategy into effective execution and sustainable results. His experience in growing diversified, global businesses and his leadership style are an excellent fit for Milliken’s values, culture and commitment to the community.”

Cook said, “I am honoured and excited to have been selected to lead Milliken. It is an esteemed company with talented associates and an opportunity-rich future. I am looking forward to meeting the team and listening to their ideas and aspirations for the next chapter of Milliken & Company.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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