Industry supplier the Jones Family of Companies, which has two divisions, Jones Nonwovens and Jones Yarn, has named Andrew Dailey vice president of sales for Jones Nonwovens. Previously, he was vice president of sales and marketing with the Humboldt, Tennessee-based company’s yarn division. Concurrently, the company named Jeremy Raines, former manager of Jones’ nonwoven plant in Morristown, Tennessee, as vice president of Jones Yarn. Dailey and Raines each have more than a quarter century with the company.
“We are excited to have Andrew coming to join the Jones nonwovens sales team,” said Kenny Oliver, president of Jones nonwovens. “Andrew brings a new set of ideas to the Nonwovens side, and we are confident the transition will bring about some great new insights to take to not only our core market but also some of the exciting new adjacent markets we’re currently exploring.”
Dailey, the first nonfamily member to join the Jones Family of Companies in 1991, is credited with expanding the company’s product offerings and helping advance its business into the apparel, home furnishings and upholstery markets, as well as into the floor-care market.
In addition to working with the nonwoven sales team and with national accounts, Dailey is involved with new product and new market development.
“I am extremely excited to join the nonwovens division,” Dailey said. “We have achieved a significant value position in our core products engineered for the bedding market, and we have positioned the business to apply the same value-adding strategies to bring innovative products to our new target markets.”
In discussing Raines’ transition from nonwovens to yarn, Oliver said: “While we are excited for Jeremy, we will miss his many contributions to the nonwovens side of our business. During his career, Jeremy has been the plant manager at three of our nonwovens operations. He also spent some time working with our sales organization. I feel sure that his contributions to the yarn side of our business will be very significant and exciting.”
Commenting on his tenure with the company, Raines added, “At Jones—on both the nonwovens side and yarn side—the relationships made with customers are more than just business relationships; most are lifelong friendships made as a result of doing business for many years.”