US yarn manufacturer Unifi has promoted Eddie Ingle to vice president of global corporate sustainability, supply chain and general manager of recycled chip and flake.
In his new role, Ingle will drive Unifi’s eco-friendly efforts and initiatives and establish a singular sustainability mission for the company.
“We look forward to Eddie’s leadership in continuing to grow Unifi’s global sustainability strategy,” says Unifi CEO Kevin Hall. “Everything Unifi does is done with an environmental mindset and through the lens of ‘for the good of tomorrow’. Promoting Eddie to this position should allow Unifi to accelerate our sustainability goals and focus on further developing the company as a sustainability thought leader.”
Ingle began his career at Unifi’s operations in Letterkenny, Ireland, in 1986. He moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1991 to work for the firm in the US and has held numerous leadership positions over the years.
“Unifi’s passion for recycling and sustainability has always been a point of pride for me,” he says. “My goal moving forward is to collaborate across the company and industry to develop sustainable solutions that create value for Unifi, our customers and consumers.”
Last week, Unifi said sales of its Repreve recycled polyester fibres helped fuel a rise in revenues during the second quarter, but added it is having to lift prices as it seeks to counter a “rapid rise” in raw material costs.
The firm also recently announced the recipients of its first Repreve Champions of Sustainability awards.