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Milliken names Layton president of Polartec

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Spartanburg-based Milliken & Co. has named Steve Layton president of its newly acquired Polartec business. Milliken acquired the Massachusetts-based Polartec in June.

“Steve brings extensive textile market knowledge and strategic business acumen to lead Milliken’s Polartec business,” Jeff Price, president of Milliken’s performance and protective textiles division, said in a news release.

Steve LaytonLayton will head the integration process, bringing Polartec’s global portfolio of fabric technologies for outdoor apparel — including performance-driven and consumer-focused textiles, and flame-resistant, workwear and military fabrics — into Milliken, the release said.

“It is an honor to lead the Polartec business as we embark upon our next era of success,” Layton said in the release. “Polartec is preceded by a strong reputation. I look forward to working with the team to further it in the market.”

Layton joined Milliken & Co. in 2012, most recently serving as vice president of sales and marketing for the Westex by Milliken flame resistant textiles business.

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