Steve Layton is Polartec's new president
The hire comes just weeks after Milliken & Company's acquisition.
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On the heels of Milliken & Company’s acquisition of Polartec, Steve Layton was named president of the brand.
To start off, Layton will lead the integration of Polartec’s outdoor and military apparel fabric technologies into Milliken, a 154-year-old leader in textile manufacturing.
“It is an honor to lead the Polartec business as we embark upon our next era of success,” Layton said in a statement. “Polartec is preceded by a strong reputation. I look forward to working with the team to further it in the market.”
Did you know? Polartec used to be named Malden Mills.
Layton joined Milliken & Company in 2012, most recently serving as vice president of sales and marketing for Westex by Milliken flame resistant textiles business.
“Appointing an individual of Steve’s caliber is a prime example of the capability of Milliken & Company to foster the Polartec brand,” said Gary Smith, the outgoing CEO of Polartec. “I look forward to introducing Steve to our global team and customers.”