Champion Thread Names Lee VP of Business Development


News release written by Champion Thread Co. and published, unedited, by BedTimes

headshot of Jim Lee VP of business development for Champion Thread

Jim Lee

GASTONIA, NC, Dec. 12, 2016 – Champion Thread Company, a leading global supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products supplies, has promoted Jim Lee to the position of Vice President of Business Development. In his expanded role, Lee is responsible for developing growth strategies and leading the expansion of the company’s diverse textile, consumer goods, and industrial markets.

According to Champion Thread President Matt Poovey, “We are pleased to acknowledge Jim for the dedication he brings as a valued member of our senior management team. He has been a key contributor to the strong growth we have experienced in recent years and we are confident that his taking on added responsibilities will only accelerate this success.”

“I am honored to play a role in the continued success of Champion Thread,” said Lee. “Over the past 8 years, I have tremendously enjoyed helping expand our business into a broad range of industry verticals and helping our clients achieve measurable improvements through our superior products and industry expertise. I look forward to my new role and all that we can achieve in the coming years.”

Prior to serving Champion Thread for 8 years as Director of Sales and Marketing, Lee enjoyed a 12-year career in textile manufacturing where he engineered and managed processes and purchasing at Springs Global, Galey and Lord, and LaFrance Industries. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Clemson University and Certifications in Purchasing Management (CPM), Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).

About Champion Thread
Since 1979, Champion Thread Company (CTC) has focused its innovative sewing threads, engineered yarn products, and unmatched industry expertise to help global textile, protective apparel, home furnishings, automotive, agricultural, industrial and other manufacturers solve their product, production, and supply chain challenges.

Headquartered in Gastonia, North Carolina, the family-owned and operated business is dedicated to providing high-quality products at competitive prices and differentiates itself by delivering unparalleled customer support and client partnerships. To learn more about CTC, phone (704) 867-6611 or visit

Rick Ludolph


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