MMI Textiles Announces Strategic Expansion of its Leadership Team with One New Executive Hire and Four Promotions
WESTLAKE, OH – January 4, 2021 – MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military, tactical, medical, commercial, and apparel expertise, has announced one new executive hire, Kathleen Stevens as Chief Financial Officer and three promotions, including Debbie Grant to Chief of Staff, Nick Rivera to Chief Operating Officer, and Joshua Slack to Supply Chain Manager.
MMI Textiles is at the forefront of customer service and innovation in the textile supply industry, and these new executive moves will help support the company through its next phase of growth as a leading global supplier of advanced materials.
“These executive moves – the new hire and the promotions – are a strategic part of our vision and growth plan,” says Amy Bircher Bruyn, Founder, and CEO of MMI Textiles. “We are ending 2020 with a record year in sales, and are reinvesting back into our industry with people, product development, and new facilities. On the heels of adding manufacturing in North Carolina during the 4th quarter of 2020, we are finalizing plans for further growth and expansion in 2021 to increase our distribution needs and meet the evolving needs of the marketplace.”
Before joining MMI Textiles as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Kathleen Stevens served as the CFO of Standby Screw Machine Products, as well as the CFO of Ohio Association of Polygraph Examiners. She brings more than 35 years of financial, treasury and accounting experience to the position and an exemplary record for building teams and growing multi-million dollar global companies. Stevens is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University.
Nick Rivera, MMI Textiles’ longest-tenured employee, brings nearly 15 years of experience in customer service, production, and operations to his new position as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Under Rivera’s guidance as Director of Operations since 2014, MMI has experienced consistent, double-digit growth and expansion across multiple markets. In his new role as COO, he will continue to be responsible for contributing to the company’s growth and expansion through oversight of day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the company. Rivera is a graduate of Cleveland State University.
Debbie Grant, as Chief of Staff (COS), will build on her 11-year tenure with MMI Textiles, where she oversees marketing, customer service, human resources, office systems/IT, professional certifications, and works on strategic projects. She brings more than 30 years of corporate experience to the position, including roles with JCPenney, American Greetings, and Cole Managed Vision. She will report directly to the CEO and will focus on helping set policies and making time, information, and decision processes more efficient and effective. Grant is a graduate of The Ohio State University.
As the new Supply Chain Manager, Joshua Slack will build on his five years’ experience with MMI in customer service and production. In his new position, he will oversee and manage the company’s logistics strategy and operations with a focus on process efficiency and productivity. He will also be responsible for continuing to develop and maintain vendor and distributor relationships. Slack is a graduate of Lorain County Community College.
About MMI Textiles
MMI Textiles, a woman-owned business enterprise with over 23 years of experience, is a premier global supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components to the diverse textile marketplace. From its headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, its newest operation in Lenoir, NC, and its resource base of more than 250 suppliers, the company delivers innovative solutions from fabrics, webbing, binding tape, hook & loop, hardware, labels, and more. Through its products and its solutions-focused services, MMI has become a leading end-to-end supplier to the commercial, outdoors, medical and military markets. It also oversees the production of its own stock and custom products—many of which are 100% domestic. An ISO 9001 certified company, MMI assures customers receive the best quality and expertise at all times.
For more information, contact MMI at 440-899-8050 or via their website.