ATLANTA—Unifi, Inc. has named Ed Wickes president of its new China-based subsidiary, Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC).
Wickes, who joined Unifi in 1984, will be responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations with a focus on creating new growth opportunities in the Asian market. He reports to Roger Berrier, executive vice-president of Unifi. Previously, Wickes was president of Yihua Unifi Industry Co. Ltd. Unifi is exiting this business, a joint venture, and established the wholly-owned subsidiary UTSC.
Hongjun Nin will serve as director of sales and marketing for UTSC, reporting to Wickes. Ning will focus on increasing sales and brand awareness of Unifi’s value-added products in Asia.
Other appointments in the UTSC organizational structure include Luka Yuan as brand sales manager, Bimei Chen as technical sales manager, Fu Zhang as regional account manager and Dong Dong as export manager.