Textile manufacturer Burlington Industries Inc on Monday named Joseph Gorga its new executive vice president of North American operations.

The North Carolina-based company said the 50-year-old most recently served as chairman and CEO of fabric firm CMI Industries Inc.

He will report to Burlington chairman and CEO George Henderson who commented: "We are pleased to have someone with Joe's strong operational background and proven leadership join our company.

"His knowledge of our industry and overall expertise, along with his diverse experience will strengthen our North American operations and the success of the company."

Burlington recently reported its first profitable quarter in a year and said it is optimistic of emreging from bankruptcy protection by next summer.