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26th March 2019, High Point, NC

Todd H. Nifong joins American Silk Mills

Todd H. Nifong, new Director of Residential Sales and New Business. © American Silk MillsAmerican Silk Mills has announced that Todd H. Nifong has joined the company as Director of Residential Sales and New Business. Nifong will report to David Corbin, CEO of American Silk Mills, and will lead a sales team that will focus on the residential, jobber, designer and e-commerce end markets. Under his direction, Mr Nifong will be responsible for the development of the company’s sales and marketing strategies, as well as exploring and validating growth opportunities in adjacent markets. 

Mr Nifong has more than 17 years of experience in the home furnishings and textile industries, with executive positions at Altizer & Co. Decorative Textiles and Swavelle Performance Fabrics. He also serves as chairman of the International Textile Alliance (ITA) Educational Foundation and has been a past recipient of the ITA Future of the Industry Award, as well as the ITA Best in Innovation Award.

“Todd brings an excellent blend of entrepreneurial skills with extensive general management and sales experience to American Silk Mills, and he knows this industry well,” said David Corbin, CEO at American Silk Mills. “Todd is the type of individual that will roll up his sleeves and get things done, and we believe he will help implement strategies and solutions that will drive organic and acquisition growth opportunities for the company.”

Mr Nifong will be a part of the leadership team at American Silk Mills and will recruit and expand the sales force to better service top priority markets and territories. He will also be responsible for gathering unique customer insights and market knowledge that will help increase the speed-to-market of American Silk Mills innovations.

“I am looking forward to leveraging the operational synergies that now exist with American Silk Mills and Sutlej Textiles and Industries Limited, as they will enhance our ability to produce a market-leading range of luxury textiles more cost effectively,” said Mr Nifong. “Customers will benefit from faster response times, a more versatile product assortment, and a wider range of price points for our products.  I can’t imagine a better time to be joining American Silk Mills.”

American Silk Mills was acquired by Sutlej Textiles and Industries in November 2017. ASM was founded in 1896 and remains among the oldest and most established of the American textile brands. The company specialises in designing, weaving and distributing innovative textiles to customers across residential, contract, transportation and specialty markets. ASM products include indoor/outdoor performance fabrics, fine jacquard textiles, high quality silks, a variety of luxurious velvets and Sensuede, an eco-friendly synthetic suede.

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