Garmatex Adds Industry Veteran As COO

9/10/2013
Garmatex Technologies, Inc., a developer and supplier of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics and apparel technologies, announces the appointment of Douglas Sheridan as President and Chief Operating Officer of its Finished Goods Division and Business Director, Garmatex International.

In joining Garmatex, Sheridan builds on a 30-year+ career as a designer and senior business executive working with retail brands in fabric and apparel manufacturing, supply chain management, sales, licensing, distribution and executive placement. During his career he has held numerous leadership roles at industry bellwethers such as:

    Adidas AG (HK), where he was VP of R&D and Corporate Marketing for Adidas in Asia and was responsible for establishing Adidas development offices around the Asian region; and a key member of the early 90's Brand turn around team;
    Reebok/Avia (Taiwan) where he served as Country Manager;
    Etonic-Tretorn, PUMA (Sweden) where he was VP of Product Design and Supply Chain; and
    Bata Footwear (South Africa, Italy, Canada) where he served as designer and brand manager.

Most recently,  Sheridan was a principal of BKMS HK, a retail and Footwear manufacturing group in China for major brands including Geox, Boss, Skechers, Etnies, Patrick, Levis, Anta, Li Ning and Lee Cooper, and was the Asian Region Master Licensee for Diadora (Italy) with 200+ stores in China and 75 stores in the Asian region.

"I am delighted to join Garmatex," said Sheridan. "I have worked all over the world with many of the leading fabric and apparel companies, designers, and fabric engineers but I have never seen a more promising and innovative fabric technology platform than that of Garmatex's. It is truly disruptive and offers endless opportunities to build dominant positions in the majority of the major textile segments. 

"This starts, for me, with the performance apparel segment, where I believe Garmatex has already developed the best-engineered array of fabrics currently available in the world, which can transform the capabilities of the leading retail brands and lift the entire industry to a new level of accomplishment."

Martin Doane, CEO of Garmatex, added, "For many months we have been searching for that one industry veteran executive who combined international leadership experience with a comprehensive background in all key aspects of the fabric and apparel value chain, together with a demeanor and approach that would meld with our cohesive and forward-thinking senior executive team. 

"We are fortunate to have found that person in Douglas Sheridan," Doane continued. "Not only have we given him the reins of our entire Finished Goods business, he immediately becomes a key contributor to our corporate strategy and international business development initiatives. Douglas is a proven winner and will offer immeasurable help to Garmatex on many fronts as we continue our trajectory to the vanguard of the fabric and performance apparel industries."
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