US-based polyester and nylon yarn manufacturer Unifi Inc has named Ed Wickes as president of its new China-based subsidiary, Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co Ltd (UTSC). 

Wickes, who joined Unifi in 1984, will be responsible for the company's day-to-day operations with a focus on creating new growth opportunities in the Asian market.

He will report to Roger Berrier, executive vice president for Unifi. 

UTSC will focus on the development, sales and service of Unifi's premium value-added yarns for the Asian market, giving customers in the region faster access to new products and enhanced service.