Hornwood Inc. Welcomes New Vice President of Operations

January 23, 2018

Textile Manufacturing Veteran Hired to Lead U.S. Manufacturing Operations

LILESVILLE, NC JANUARY 23, 2018 – Hornwood, Inc., (Hornwood) the customer-focused manufacturer of American-made knit performance textiles for the apparel, military, automotive and medical market, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Phillip Murrell has joined the company as Vice President of Operations. As a member of the Hornwood executive team, Murrell’s responsibilities include leading Manufacturing Operations, Purchasing, Planning, Quality Control, Machinery and Plant Safety.

Murrell is an accomplished leader in textile manufacturing with more than 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing and launching a host of innovative products for the textile market. Prior to arriving at Hornwood, Murrell spent the past two decades at Polartec, where he had responsibility for all global manufacturing operations.  In this role, Murrell consistently utilized his unique ability to develop new manufacturing capabilities that advanced the overall textile industry while successfully delivering millions of yards of first-quality performance fabrics to the end-user. His broad experience will assist in the continued growth and development of established and new Hornwood business segments.

Hornwood President Wesley Horne said, “We are very pleased to have Phillip Murrell join us at our company. In response to customer demand, Hornwood continues to add additional manufacturing plants and capabilities.  Phillips’ unique experience in the successful design of manufacturing plants and equipment, ability to transition products from development to commercialization, and his focus on quality and on-time delivery represent a significant strengthening of our management team and positions us well for the future.”

Murrell holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from LaGrange College. He will be based at Hornwood’s headquarters in Lilesville, NC.

For more than 70 years, Hornwood has created and manufactured knit performance products in the United States for the apparel, military, automotive, medical and industrial applications.  Products manufactured in America are sold to notable customers including Under Armour, Nike, Adidas, General Electric, the Department of Defense, General Motors and Chrysler.  More information is available at www.hornwoodinc.com

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