July 29, 2019
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer with specialty chemical, floor covering, healthcare and performance and protective textiles expertise, has named Jeff Price, executive vice president of operations for Milliken & Company. Chad McAllister has been named the successor to Jeff president of its Performance & Protective Textiles division.
Price was tapped to spearhead a new comprehensive corporate function at Milliken, overseeing corporate logistics and sourcing; environmental, health and safety; corporate engineering; global security; and Milliken’s consulting arm, Performance Solutions by Milliken. His impressive and successful 40-year tenure at Milliken includes leading the company’s global Performance & Protective Textiles division as well as serving as general manager of the company’s global airbag and automotive nonwovens business.
“Jeff’s deep multidisciplinary knowledge spans manufacturing and general management and makes him exceptionally suited to pioneer this strategic and important role at Milliken,” commented Halsey Cook, president and CEO of Milliken & Company. “I look forward to his leadership in working closely with all Milliken divisions to achieve our sustainability goals for 2025.”
“Milliken’s legacy of environmental stewardship has always inspired me,” said Price regarding his new responsibilities as executive vice president of operations at Milliken & Company. “I’m honored to be tasked with further growing sustainability and operational excellence, among other important functions, to broaden the positive impact of our company around the world.”
McAllister joined Milliken’s Chemical division in 2001 where he supported many initiatives including international business growth. He went on to hold finance and strategy positions in corporate development and the company’s airbag business. In 2010, McAllister joined the Performance & Protective Textiles division as chief financial officer where his leadership resulted in continued division diversification and growth.
“Chad is a strong and proven business leader,” said Cook. “His career accomplishments have uniquely prepared him to lead Milliken’s largest and most diversified division into the future.”
“Milliken’s leadership in the global textiles industry is unwavering. I look forward to working alongside Chad and the entire team as we further the positive impact innovative American-made textiles can contribute to the world,” said Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO).
“Milliken’s rich history in textiles, while more than a century long, is just beginning,” shared McAllister, president of Milliken’s Performance & Protective Textiles division. “It is an honor to lead Milliken textiles during such an exciting time for textile innovation.”
About Milliken’s Performance & Protective Textiles division
Drawing on more than 154 years of award-winning research and development, the Performance & Protective Textile division of American-based Milliken & Company offers a diverse portfolio of technical textiles serving a broad range of global markets, including apparel, automotive and transportation, building and infrastructure, hospitality, industrial, military, specialty interiors, and protective workwear. Focused on enhancing the performance, heightening the protection and advancing the sustainability of fabrics, Milliken manufactures superior solutions and develops leading innovations that add value to everyday life. Learn more at textiles.milliken.com.
Milliken has been solving everyday problems with innovative solutions for more than 150 years. Our research, design and manufacturing expertise reaches across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemicals, floor covering, healthcare and performance and protective textiles. An unwavering commitment to ethics guides our work to redefine how we add strength and protection to products, how we infuse vibrancy and color into our surroundings, and how we care for the environment. For us, success is when discoveries made within Milliken help us all have more meaningful connections with the world. Discover Milliken at www.milliken.com, and join us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.