GASTONIA, NC (March 17, 2021) Beverly Knits, Inc, the parent company of Altus Finishing, Creative Fabrics and Creative Ticking, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rich Pattinson as President, Beverly Knits, Inc.
Pattinson is a highly respected executive with over 30 years’ experience in the fibers, apparel and flooring industries. Throughout his career he has held business leadership positions at DuPont, Koch/Invista, and most recently, Pharr Fibers and Yarns.
“Rich Pattinson is a proven business leader with a distinguished track record of leading organizations through change and transition,” said Ron Sytz, CEO of Beverly Knits, Inc. “I believe his strong leadership experience combined with operational and commercial expertise will serve our companies well. We are thrilled to have him on our team and confident that our companies will thrive under his leadership as we develop and execute growth strategies.”
“I’m excited to return to the industry where I spent the first half of my career and to help lead and further grow a strong, family-owned enterprise,” said Pattinson. “Customers of Beverly Knits, Altus and Creative already know of the incredibly innovative textile products that we bring to the market. Now, with our enhanced product development capabilities and expanding assets, we are well positioned to help even more customers create value with our products.”
Pattinson lives outside of Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife, Sheila, of 26 years and their two children. He graduated from Duke University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science. In addition to his responsibilities at Beverly Knits, Inc, Rich serves as the Vice President of the CTGA, a carpet trade industry association.
Beverly Knits is one of the largest and most diverse circular knitters in the U.S., creating industry-leading solutions for world’s greatest brands of performance wear, athletic footwear, intimate apparel, outdoor products, mattress and bedding, automotive, industrial, and medical, including PPE. Capabilities include specialized knitting, dying, finishing and cut & sew operations. The enterprise includes Beverly Knits, Altus Finishing, Creative Fabrics and Creative Ticking.