The Board of Directors of Elevate Textiles, a global textile solutions company, announced that Jeffrey P. Pritchett will join the company as CEO and Member of the Board of Directors on April 23.

“We are all thrilled that Jeff is joining and confident that his diverse experience driving commercial and operational excellence, as well as successfully navigating strategic M&A initiatives, make him the ideal leader to achieve our business objectives and maximize our impact as a global, consolidated platform,” said Jim Continenza, chairman of the Board of Directors. “Jeff brings the right combination of leadership experience, passion, and expertise to drive the next phase of growth, innovation and sustainability for all of the stakeholders at Elevate.”

Pritchett added, “I am honored to be joining Elevate and look forward to partnering with the Board and our leadership team(s) to build on the significant accomplishments they have made to date. I am impressed with the differentiated global footprint and integrated platform, customer collaboration, environmental solutions, innovative product development and operational expertise that I’ve seen thus far, and I’m incredibly excited about what we will accomplish together in the future to continue to drive growth and improvement around our delivery of premium, mission-critical textile solutions globally.”

Pritchett joins Elevate with over 25 years of multi-industry global leadership experience in public and private companies. Most recently, he was the senior managing director and operating executive of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company, LLC, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management L.P. He also held numerous Cerberus portfolio company Board and leadership roles.

Earlier in his career, he was the chief operating officer and on the Board of Directors at Champion One LLC, executive vice president, chief financial officer, and head of global operations at InnerWorkings and held senior leadership positions at Vertis Communications, including senior vice president and chief financial officer. Before that, he held various leadership positions at General Motors and Delphi Automotive.

Elevate Textiles offers global textile brands, including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components. The company provides textile solutions across various industries, including fashion and functional apparel, footwear, military, fire, medical, athletic, automotive, aerospace, outdoor, and other specialty sectors. 

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