Textile supplier Creative Ticking Inc., a division of Beverly Knits Inc., has promoted Dennis St. Louis to president. St. Louis is a 30-year textile veteran who joined the Gastonia, North Carolina-based company in 2014 as vice president of business development.
As president, St. Louis oversees all functional areas of Creative Ticking, as well as its cut-and-sew arm, Creative Fabric Services. He reports to Ron Sytz, Beverly Knits chief executive officer.
“As we continue to grow the company’s knitting operations and expand our product offering to include unique circular knit fabrics, woven patterns and the combination of these in premium-quality cut-and-sew covers, Dennis’ expertise will provide the leadership in building brand awareness,” Sytz said.
Commenting on his new role, St. Louis said, “We will continue to concentrate our efforts on utilizing our state-of-the-art knitting facility and domestic capacity in diversifying our product portfolio of performance mattress fabrics and FR solutions, as well as expanding Creative Ticking’s cut-and-sew operations. That, along with our investment in design and sales personnel, will provide innovative, cost-effective solutions for the industry.”
St. Louis has more than three decades of industry experience, including executive positions with Thrace-LINQ, Vita Nonwovens and Burlington House of the International Textile Group.
In addition to mattress fabrics, Beverly Knits produces textiles for the apparel, automotive, industrial and medical markets.