Press Releases/Benji Bagwell joins Textile Division at Milliken & Company

February 23, 2021

Benji_Bagwell_Headshot_Textile_Division_2021__1_.jpgSPARTANBURG, SC (Feb. 23, 2021 )—Milliken & Company is pleased to announce that Benji Bagwell has been hired as vice president of sales and marketing for the specialty interiors business within the Textile Division. Joining the company from UltraFabrics, Bagwell is now responsible for leading the specialty interiors business growth strategy and alignment with Division initiatives.

"Benji's career visibility into multiple business functions combined with his commercial and residential contract fabric expertise and their applications make him an invaluable asset to our Division's leadership team and our specialty interiors business,” said Chad McAllister, executive vice president of Milliken & Company and president of the Textile Division.

With 25 years of industry experience through leadership roles at Glen Raven and UltraFabrics, Bagwell brings a diverse perspective and wealth of knowledge across manufacturing, business development, business operations and environmental initiatives.

Bagwell received his B.S in Textile Engineering from Clemson University and holds patents in Australia, Europe and the United States.

About Milliken & Company Textile Division

Drawing on more than 155 years of award-winning research and development, the 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. We are textile innovators focused on game-changing technologies and materials that impact lives and transform industries. Learn more at textiles.milliken.com.

About Milliken & Company

Materials science expert Milliken & Company knows that a single molecule has the potential to change the world. With innovative solutions across the textile, flooring, specialty chemical, and healthcare industries, Milliken answers some of the world’s greatest challenges. Named to the World’s Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 14 years, the company meets the moment with an unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for its customers and communities. Eight thousand associates across 46 locations globally rally behind a common purpose: to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at Milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.