Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Coats appoints new president for performance materials
Coats appoints new president for performance materials
Mar '18
Courtesy: Coats
Courtesy: Coats
Coats, a leading industrial thread manufacturer headquartered in the UK, has announced that the company has appointed Keith DuPont as the new president, performance materials. The Coats performance materials business includes hi-tech end uses such as automotive, composites, fibre optics, flame retardant and engineered performance fabrics and knits.

Keith will be responsible for delivering the overall strategy for performance materials, including operational and commercial activities, meeting sales and organic growth targets as well as developing talent. He will report to Rajiv Sharma, group chief executive.

Keith has over twenty-five years’ experience of manufacturing and commercial leadership across the metals, plastics and chemicals sectors. He joins from Handy & Harman, part of Steel Partners Holdings LP, where he was president and chief executive officer of the Handy & Harman Tubing Group. Based in Delaware, US, he was responsible for developing long term strategy, effectively leveraging lean manufacturing and delivered a significant improvement in health and safety.

DuPont has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. Keith will also become a member of the group executive team. He will be based in Charlotte, US.

Rajiv Sharma said, “Appointing an industry specialist like Keith with extensive experience of companies in our performance materials sector will bring additional rich insight to this dynamic part of our business. Keith has the required skills, expertise and mind-set to accelerate profitable sales growth in performance materials. I also look forward to his contributions to the group executive team.” (GK)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 20th Aug 2019

Egyptian govt allocated EGP 21 bn to boost cotton

Egypt's ministry of public business sector has allocated EGP 21...

Pic: Google

Information Technology | On 20th Aug 2019

Macy's uses Google Cloud to streamline retail operations

Macy's, one of world's largest retailers, has become a Google Cloud...

Pic: Tapestry

Fashion | On 20th Aug 2019

Tapestry net sales climb 2% to $1.51 bn in Q4 2019

Net sales for Tapestry, a house of modern luxury accessories and...

Interviews View All

Spokesperson, Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Customised t-shirts is not a fad

Sunil Kumar Sharma, Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Farheen B Rahman & Priti Jain,

Farheen B Rahman & Priti Jain

Founded by business-designer duo <b>Priti Jain and Farheen Rahman</b>,...

Maya Simova,

Maya Simova

Inter Expo and Congress Center (IEC) is a prominent exhibition centre in...

Abhishek Pachauri,

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Mr Ambrose Chan, DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Mr Ambrose Chan
DSG International (Thailand) PLC

Kerem Durdag, Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

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

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota, University of Washington

Justin Chan & Shyam Gollakota
University of Washington

A fabric that can store data without any electronics or batteries has been ...

Samar Firdos, Arvind Ltd

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Tony Ward, Tony Ward

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees 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

August 2019

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

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search