Eddie Ingle, vice president of global corporate sustainability, the supply chain, and general manager of recycled chip and flake. Photo courtesy of Unifi.

Textile solutions provider Unifi said today it has appointed Eddie Ingle to vice president of global corporate sustainability and general manager of recycled chip and flake. Ingle will continue in his role as the vice president of the supply chain.

Ingle has worked for the company for more than 30 years, beginning his career with Unifi at its operations facility in Letterkenny, Ireland. In 1991, Ingle moved to Winston-Salem, N.C., to work for Unifi’s U.S. operations. In his new role, Ingle will head the company’s sustainability initiatives and establish a “singular sustainability mission” for the company. Unifi’s commitment to recycling is well-known throughout the industry — the firm recently honored brands that have been “champions” of sustainability via various endeavors.

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Ingle said “Unifi’s passion for recycling and sustainability has always been a point of pride for me. My goal moving forward is to collaborate across the company and industry to develop sustainable solutions that create value for Unifi, our customers and consumers.”

Kevin Hall, Unifi’s chairman and chief executive officer, said, “We look forward to Eddie’s leadership in continuing to grow Unifi’s global sustainability strategy. Everything Unifi does is done with an environmental mindset and through the lens of ‘for the good of tomorrow.’ Promoting Eddie to this position should allow Unifi to accelerate our sustainability goals and focus on further developing the company as a sustainability thought leader.”

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