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Microban expands global textiles team in Asia, Europe and US

As director of business development for textiles, Case is responsible for the Microban and Aegis brands in the Western US, Central America and Mexico.

19th October 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Huntersville, NC

Medical/Hygiene, Protective, Clothing/​Footwear, Sports/​Outdoor

“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.” Case is based in Portland, OR, Huszágh in Hungary, Dr Li in Huntersville, NC, Wang in Taiwan, and Zhao in Shanghai, China.

America and Europe

As director of business development for textiles, Case is responsible for the Microban and Aegis brands in the Western US, Central America and Mexico. He targets marketing and materials innovation executives of leading active wear, apparel and footwear brands, and coordinates 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. Additionally, he holds a textile chemistry degree, and his background includes seven years of leading international sales teams, and eight years of international marketing and communication.

Collaborating with the R&D teams, engineering groups and testing laboratories, Dr Li will develop 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, odours and soils. Dr Li has more than 10 years of experience in formulations, synthesis, purification and characterization of small molecules, monomers, polymers and nanocomposites using standard analytical tools. Additionally, he has work published in more than 15 papers in his respective fields of expertise.

Asian market

Working with Asian textile mills, Microban R&D, Microban sales and distribution partners, Wang will leverage his expertise in textile processing through integration of Microban odour control solutions into customer textile products. He provides local technical support to Asian textile mills that apply Microban odour control finishes to fabrics, yarn and fibres. Wang has more than 25 years of experience in material development, new business, application and technology advancements and quality assurance working with global brands and textile material suppliers. 

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. He has more than 10 years of experience working in textile chemistry and functional textiles industries. Through his past work, Zhao is an expert in the field of textiles production involving pre-treating, dyeing, printing and post-finishing.

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