Building upon the relaunch of its global textile business in June, Microban International Ltd. is beefing up its executive ranks in the unit, which specializes in antimicrobial additives.
Thomas Case has been name director of business development for textiles and Zsolt Huszágh was appointed head of textile business development in Europe. In addition, Lance Li was tapped as senior formulations chemist, Jerry Wang was named regional director of Asia Textile Services and Simon Zhao was appointed senior technical engineer and business development specialist to the global textiles team.
Case is based in Portland, Ore.; Huszágh in Szolnok, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok, Hungary; Li in Huntersville, N.C., Wang in Taiwan and Zhao in Shanghai, China.
“With the relaunch of our global textile division, it was vital to bring in additional assets to strengthen and manage our customer relationships and product offerings,” said Lisa Owen, senior director of global textiles business at Microban. “This expansion reinforces our commitment to our brand and mill partners, and shows we are dedicated to providing them with superior technologies and services that align with their business strategies and industries. All have years of experience in their respective fields, and we welcome them to the Microban family.”
In his role as director of business development for textiles, Case will be responsible for the Microban and Aegis brands in the Western U.S., Central America and Mexico. His targets are marketing and materials innovation executives of leading activewear, apparel and footwear brands, and coordination of programs globally with customer mill partners and Microban teams.
With 20 years of experience in B2B industry sales, marketing and business development, combined with his knowledge of the textile industry, Huszágh will be responsible for leading business development in Europe.
Li is charged with developing technologies and protocols to assess the performance of surface treatments. He designs new, or improves existing, liquid base coating formulations that keep surfaces cleaner through the reduction of bacteria, odors and soils.
Working with Asian textile mills, Microban R&D, sales and distribution partners, Wang will leverage his expertise in textile processing through integration of Microban odor control solutions into customer textile products. He provides local technical support to Asian textile mills that apply Microban odor-control finishes to fabrics, yarn and fibers.
Zhao has been with Microban since 2013, and will take on additional responsibilities in his new role, providing technical sales support to China based brands and manufacturers, while continuing to work technically with apparel customers throughout Asia.
Microban drives innovation in textile odor control and prevention by combining science and creative solutions that enhance high-quality consumer, textile, industrial and medical products around the world. Today, the Microban brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products worldwide. The company is headquartered in Huntersville, N.C., with operations in North America, South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.