Victor Innovatex Announces Executive Appointments, Start of Fall River Operations. Agreement Also Reached with Zhongwang to extend China Supply Chain.October 2nd, 2007
Victor Innovatex, Inc. (Victor), of Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada, which recently purchased the assets of Quaker Fabrics and subsequently created Victor Innovative Textiles, located in Fall River, Massachusetts, is pleased to announce the appointments of Bea Spires and Duncan Whitehead to senior management positions.
Bea Spires will be heading Victor Innovative Textiles’ Design Group. Spires is recognized as the furniture industry’s fabric design leader. She has developed and maintained a library of more than 35,000 textile designs currently used worldwide.
Duncan Whitehead is a globally recognized innovator in yarn, weaving and finishing technologies. Whitehead will be heading the company’s Research and Development, Domestic Operations, and Global Sourcing.
Alain Duval, President and Chief Executive Officer of Victor Innovatex, said, “I am very pleased to have Bea Spires and Duncan Whitehead join our management team. With the collective expertise of these two industry leaders completing our management team, Victor Innovative Textiles is well positioned to maintain a strong development and manufacturing presence in the United States.”
Victor Innovative Textiles continues to hire engineering and manufacturing associates for the start-up process, which is expected to be completed by mid-October when initial fabric production will begin at the Fall River, Massachusetts facility.
Adding to its China supply program, Victor is also pleased to announce the resumption of its agreement with China-based Zhongwang for the design and supply of the Quaker Global™ Line.
Duval said, “The partnership with Zhongwang will continue to provide Victor with a very strong presence in China. We are particularly impressed with Zhongwang’s state-of-the-art finishing plant that uses Quaker technology. In combination with the manufacturing production in Fall River, MA, the increased capacity from our China partners will enable us to extend the range of fabrics Victor supplies to all segments of the market.”
Mr. Yang Lin Shan, President of Zhongwang said, “We are excited about our new partnership with Victor. Capitalizing on Victor’s strong reputation in the high end of contract furniture, we look forward to providing products for all segments of the furniture upholstery market.”
About Victor Innovatex, Inc.
Victor Innovatex, a leading Canadian-based textile company, provides the Contract furniture industry with innovative, environmentally sustainable fabrics. The company operates state-of-the-art mills in several Canadian locations, a service and warehouse facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a design studio in New York. Founded in 1947, family-owned Victor has been serving the North American Contract furniture industry since 1980.
For more information on Victor, visit www.victor-innovatex.com.
Melanie Bursey Thabet
Marketing and PR Coordinator