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Glen Raven Inc. names Joseph Davis new president of Glen Raven Material Solutions Group

Company News, News | June 5, 2024 | By:

Joseph Davis, the new president of Glen Raven Material Solutions Group. Image: Glen Raven Inc.

Glen Raven Inc., a performance fabric manufacturer serving multiple markets, including shade, marine and furniture, announced that Joseph Davis, an executive with more than 30 years of experience in consumer products, sales and supply chain, has been named the next president of Glen Raven Material Solutions Group. Davis, who most recently served as president and general manager of Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, succeeds Dave Swers, who is retiring after a 35-year career at Glen Raven.

“Joey’s extensive experience in business strategy, business model design, supply chain and sales leadership will serve him well as the next president of our Material Solutions Group,” says Glen Raven CEO Leib Oehmig. “His career has been defined by creating a customer experience that is second to none, and most recently, Joey oversaw a major transformation of a company business model resulting in new growth platforms that continue to deliver significant results. We are eager to add Joey’s perspective, skills and experiences to our collective team at Glen Raven.”

Before joining Glen Raven, Davis led Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, part of the Jacuzzi Group Worldwide, for nearly 11 years. He previously served in sales and supply chain leadership roles at Stanley Black & Decker Inc. and Price Pfister.

“I am very humbled to join Glen Raven Material Solutions and play a part in elevating some of the most iconic performance fabric brands the world over,” says Davis. “I consider myself a custodian in this role and am honored to serve, help expand our brands and make our customers’ lives better. I can’t wait to see what we do together.”

In his role as president of the largest division in Glen Raven’s portfolio, Davis will oversee market strategies and manufacturing operations for Glen Raven Material Solutions Group’s furnishings, shade and marine and protective business units, as well as its business operations in Asia and Europe. This includes Sunbrella, the flagship brand of Glen Raven; Dickson, a French-based brand acquired by Glen Raven in 1998; GlenGuard, a global leader in high-performance protective fabrics; and Glen Raven Asia, a state-of-the-art manufacturing center established to meet the demands of a global consumer base.

“At Glen Raven, we pride ourselves on supporting our customers, and our ability to serve them and measure and track results is on display every day,” Davis says. “I look forward to helping our team weave tight connections with our customers and stay abreast of market and technology changes that impact their businesses.”

Swers, who joined Glen Raven in 1989, was instrumental in establishing the leadership position of Sunbrella® fabrics within the casual furniture industry. He was named president of Glen Raven Material Solutions Group (formerly Custom Fabrics) in 2013 and was also a driving force and executive sponsor for the creation of the new Glen Raven Consumer Solutions Group, part of the company’s move closer to the consumer.

“Throughout his career, Dave has led with integrity and a vision for the future,” Oehmig says. “I will miss his wise counsel and am grateful that he dedicated more than three decades of his career to Glen Raven. I also appreciate Dave’s willingness to have worked alongside Joey to ensure a seamless transition prior to beginning his much-deserved retirement.”

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