BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – November, 2020 – Lance Keziah, CEO of the Crypton Companies, leading providers of performance textile technologies, has announced that Brian Burke has been appointed Vice-President of Product Development for Abercrombie Textiles, a North Carolina textile mill which Crypton acquired in October 2019. With decades of expertise in mill management and a record of proven business growth, Burke will play a pivotal role in the ongoing growth and expansion of Abercrombie.
Brian Burke’s broad range of experience encompasses many facets of business management including operations oversight, strategic planning and execution, and product development. Most recently he was Director of Operations for Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Prior to that he served as Vice President of Operations for Sunbury Textile Mills after a decade there serving as Quality Assurance and Product Development Manager.
“Brian is a tremendous addition to the Abercrombie/Crypton team. I’ve worked with Brian for over 20 years during his years at Sunbury and later Glen Raven and have long respected his passion for textiles and deep operational knowledge,“ says Keziah, who helms Abercrombie as part of his CEO duties at Crypton. “Brian and our Executive Vice President of Operations, Ernest Benbassat, possess the ideal leadership skills and vision to take Abercrombie to a new level.”
Says Burke, “I’m thrilled to join this amazing team, having long admired the innovation, dedication and leadership of Crypton. Also, I’m impressed with Abercrombie’s strong foundation and exciting opportunities for growth. I look forward to an immediate bright future for this American mill.”
A new empty-nester, Burke says he looks forward to relocating from central Pennsylvania to western North Carolina with his wife Stephanie. The couple look forward to their 3 children visiting often. Burke assumes the new position immediately.
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About the Crypton Companies
The Crypton Companies offer an intelligent, integrated family of high-performance textiles for the contract, home and apparel markets. Since 1993, Crypton has been committed to providing fabric innovation, providing the best performance solutions that stand the test of time and tough environments. They are makers of the world’s first and only EPA-listed disinfectable fabric, which revolutionized the use of fabrics in the healthcare, elder care, hospitality, government, education and contract segments. Crypton Home® is a leader in the residential markets, used by the top furniture makers and available in hundreds of national retailers. In 2013, Crypton acquired Nanotex®, which was the first to market nanotechnology solutions for textiles. Nanotex, now powered by Crypton, offers flexible solutions for the apparel and contract fabric marketplaces. In 2019, Crypton launched in Europe with technologies that create exciting design solutions that meet the continent’s strict Fire Rating codes. Crypton’s corporate office is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in the greater Detroit area. Crypton also has two facilities in North Carolina; a research, development and manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain as well as the Abercrombie mill in Cliffside, which houses its textile design, weaving and cut-and-sew operations. More information: crypton.com