Industry supplier Jones Fiber Products Inc. has appointed Patrick Owens to the new post vice president of strategic marketing and business development. He has responsibility for overseeing marketing programs, new product development, new business development and strategic planning, and reports to Richard Ayers, chief executive officer and chief operating officer of the Humboldt, Tennessee-based company.
Owens joins Jones Products from Clear Path Consulting. Previously, he was president of ILC Dover, a maker of space suits and other highly engineered soft goods. While there he overhauled the company’s strategic direction, improved market penetration and developed new product channels. Prior to that, Owens spent 25 years in leadership roles at DuPont in its textiles, building materials and coatings segments. While with DuPont, he earned the company’s Global Marketing Excellence and Global Sales Leadership awards. Owens also has held leading roles in a number of industry trade organizations.
“We are very pleased to have Patrick on the senior leadership team at Jones Fiber Products and we are confident that Patrick will add value, not only to our company, but to the bedding industry as a whole,” Ayers said. “Patrick subscribes to our mission and core beliefs of effectively serving our customers and stakeholders by being people-oriented, quality-driven and value-focused. I’m looking forward to working with Patrick in the days, months, and years to come.”