MMI Textiles, Westlake, Ohio, has hired Joey Smith as director of business development.
Smith is a senior-level professional with extensive knowledge of and experience in the textile industry. He has been an employee of Highland Industries Inc. for the last 16 years in sales, business development and procurement roles. His skills and certifications include global procurement, sales/development management, inventory management, strategic planning and public speaking.
He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, earning his bachelor’s in textile business and apparel management. He also has earned a certificate of executive negotiation from The Warton School of The University of Pennsylvania.
Smith is currently vice chair of United States Industrial Fabrics Institute (USIFI), a division of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and will continue that role.