Ronald McBride Joins AEC as Technical Manager – Dyeing and Finishing

Providing Expertise for Narrow Fabrics Plants in US and Central America

Asheboro, North Carolina, May 21, 2012

AEC Narrow Fabrics has named Ronald McBride as its new Technical Manager for Dyeing and Finishing.  His expertise, developed over a 30 year career in narrow fabrics, textiles for apparel, home furnishings and mattresses, and fiber for the carpet industry, includes all aspects of dyeing and finishing. Ronald McBride is now a member of AEC’s Research and Development Department and will work with AEC’s manufacturing plants in North Carolina and those in Central America.

“With AEC’s recent acquisition of Telas Elasticas S.A.R.L. in Honduras and our complementary operations in North and Central America, we are pleased to have a person with the depth of experience and versatility Ronald McBride brings to AEC,” said, Robert Lawson, President of AEC Narrow Fabrics.  “His technical knowledge amplifies our ability to provide precise dyeing and specialized finishing for our diverse mix of clients. As we create narrow fabrics with innovative capabilities and expand our customer base, our R&D team and new manufacturing facilities will play key roles.  We anticipate great contributions from Ronald McBride.”

In recent years McBride has been a textile consultant working in Central and North America. Previous positions focused on dyeing, finishing, quality initiatives and manufacturing performance were with Blumenthal Mills and Talon, Inc.  

 AEC Narrow Fabrics is a privately-held, narrow fabrics manufacturer with its headquarters in Asheboro, NC, manufacturing in Asheboro and Central America and worldwide distribution. Its products are used in the apparel, automotive, home furnishings, bedding, medical, military & first responder, industrial  and recreational industries.