Westlake, Ohio-based MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military and tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has named Jeff Papalia, Vice President for MMI Textiles. Jeff will be located in North Carolina and will start with MMI on January 13, 2020.
Papalia was selected for this new position to help MMI Textiles excel operationally as the company continues its growth. Papalia will report directly to president Amy Bircher, and the company’s directors.
His 30-year tenure in the apparel cut-and-sew textile industry includes overseeing military and government contracts produced by 30 National Industries for the Blind affiliated not-for-profit-agencies, as well as directing quality and sourcing for the Jones New York/Jones Apparel Group and served as Vice-President of Manufacturing for Jo-Ann Apparel. Papalia currently serves as the IFAI Military Board Vice Chair and served as a SEAMS Association Board of Director member from 2011-2018.
“Jeff’s exceptional experience and knowledge in the cut-and-sew textile industry, including the manufacturing and general management of retail and military apparel and gear makes him ideally suited to help us foster the mission we have to be the most solution-oriented textile supplier to our diverse customer base,” said Amy Bircher, president and founder of MMI Textiles.