Champion Thread Co., a supplier of industrial sewing thread, engineered yarns and other textile and sewn products, has hired John Saunders as manufacturing manager.
Saunders is a seasoned yarn and thread expert and plays an important role in all CTC product and manufacturing strategies and processes. He joined Champion from his family’s third-generation business, Saunders Thread Co. Most recently, he was director of engineering for Saunders. During his long career there, he acquired expertise in the development and manufacturing of specialty and engineered yarns, as well as aramid, filament and other thread products.
“We are delighted to have John join the CTC team,” said Matt Poovey, Champion president. “He brings extensive experience, which will enable him to participate in the development and manufacturing of new and improved products that will continue to fuel our rapid product expansion and business growth. We look forward to John’s contributions to the future of Champion Thread.”
Saunders said: “I am excited about the opportunity to continue contributing to the industry I love at Champion Thread. I believe this is the perfect time to be joining such a dynamic company. I am confident that we have the team, drive and innovation needed to ensure a bright future at CTC.”