AEC Narrow Fabrics appoints plant manager

AEC Narrow Fabrics logoTextile supplier AEC Narrow Fabrics has named Leonel Preza plant manager for its manufacturing facility in El Salvador.

“We are pleased to have Leonel Preza and his expertise in multifaceted areas of manufacturing, including apparel and narrow fabrics,” said Robert Lawson, president of the Asheboro, N.C.-based company. “His achievements with lean manufacturing and continuous quality and performance improvements serve our customers well and strengthen the company’s execution. He has vision and understands the complexities of product performance from the apparel manufacturer’s point of view and the intricacies of the narrow fabrics industry. We anticipate even better manufacturing efficiencies and excellent quality from our El Salvador plant with his engaged leadership.”

Preza has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing management, the principles of lean manufacturing, as well as other quality, performance and growth initiatives. Most recently, Preza held a post in apparel manufacturing where he focused on continuous improvement through Kaizen events and was responsible for getting multiple facilities certified in ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards. Prior to that, he led an elastics manufacturing operation producing knitted and woven products, which included a full range of finishing, dyeing and printing processes.