Downlite announced the retirement of Clive Wilke, Vice President, QA & Compliance and appointed Tokkie Sharar to continue advancing the company’s efforts in global quality assurance.

Wilke announced his retirement on April 14 and will continue to work through a transition period. His career spans 50-plus years in the textile industry, with the last five years working for Downlite.

“Clive has brought a level of professionalism to the Home Textiles industry that is matched by few and exceeded by none. Downlite is better after having him for the last five years, and the industry is better for having him for decades. We wish him a full and wonderful retirement. I want to thank Clive for the way he always conducted himself and for being an example to so many. I am lucky to have called him a colleague, luckier yet to call him a friend,” said Joe Crawford, CEO.

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