Christopher Leyes named Chief Operations Officer of Cocona Labs
November 10, 2022
Leyes, one of the first employees of Cocona Inc., rejoins the company as its COO
Boulder, CO (Nov 10, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Cocona Labs, the makers of temperature-regulating 37.5® Technology, is thrilled to bring Christopher Leyes back on board as its Chief Operations Officer. Leyes returns to the company after most recently serving as the Director of Operations at Pangea Organics.
Leyes worked with Cocona Inc. (the parent company of 37.5® Technology) in the company’s early years, as the VP of Finance & Operations 2006-10 and returning as the COO and CFO 2013-18. Leyes brings over 22-years of experience leading complex supply chain, operational, and financial initiatives at Ibex, Tommie Copper Inc., Everyone’s Earth, and Kane 11. Leyes’ diverse industry experience will well-serve 37.5® Technology as the company continues to expand into apparel, footwear, home goods, and beyond.
“I am delighted that Chris is returning for a third tour of duty at Cocona,” Jeff Bowman, CEO of Cocona Labs, said. “Besides being a good friend and an outstanding team player, Chris’ strategic expertise and competence in global supply chain and value chain management is unparalleled. Suppliers and customers alike have called to let me know how excited they are to have him back. I have no doubt that Chris will complement our already strong leadership team.”
Leyes graduated from Indiana University with a BA in Business Administration and then from the Kelley School of Business with an MBA in 2000. He’s spent years honing his skills in global supply chain management, a necessity for coordinating operations for the 100+ active brand partners that work with Cocona and 37.5 Technology.
“As one of the first employees at Cocona Inc., I was drawn in by the unique and innovative activated particle technology Cocona has been able to bring to market,” Leyes said. “The widespread adoption by brands across the globe is a testament to a fabric technology that truly works! It is a tremendous opportunity to be able to work with suppliers around the globe, which fits right into my skill set.”
Chris will be using his expertise to guide Cocona through the next chapter of expanding its global supply chain.
About 37.5® Technology
37.5® Technology is the global leader in sustainable thermoregulation material science. Created by Cocona Labs, 37.5 Technology utilizes natural volcanic minerals that are permanently incorporated into fabrics, insulations, foams, and laminate materials. This patented technology is proven to help you stay comfortable and perform at your best by helping the body maintain an optimal temperature and relative humidity next to the skin, regardless of the activity. Materials made with 37.5 Technology offer sustainability benefits throughout the product lifecycle and are used across a wide array of industries, including apparel, footwear, bedding and home goods. Cocona Labs is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Visit thirtysevenfive.com for more info.