Edward Ricci, Ben Galben and Bryan Boulis recruited to the office of CEO.
In January 2014, textile converter Brand & Oppenheimer Co. Inc. (B&O) acquired Performance Textiles Inc., which supplies high-performance and engineered fabrics to commercial, government and military markets. Praesidian Capital, B&O’s controlling shareholder, has recruited industry veterans Edward Ricci, Ben Galben and Bryan Boulis to the office of CEO to manage the combined businesses.
Ricci will serve as CEO and oversee all B&O operations. He served as CEO of Duro Textiles (a company founded by his grandfather in 1947) and has worked 22 years in the industry. Galben brings 17 years of industry experience, while Boulis has more than three decades of woven textile experience sourcing fabrics for a wide variety of end users. “We will bring new MultiCam® fabric development to the U.S., as well as international MultiCam fabric sales on an exclusive basis,” says Ricci.