Steve Layton New Polartec President at Milliken & Co.

Executive from Milliken’s flame-resistant textiles leads Polartec

August 24, 2019


Steve Layton is the new Polartec president.
Steve Layton is the new Polartec president.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Milliken & Company, a global diversified manufacturer, has named Steve Layton president of its newly acquired Polartec business.

Milliken bought Polartec in June, 2019. The brand is a performance textile including outdoor apparel: flame-resistant workwear, and military fabrics

Layton joined Milliken & Company in 2012, most recently serving as vice president of sales and marketing at Westex by Milliken, a flame-resistant textiles business. He holds a bachelor's degree in managerial economics from Union College and a master's in business administration from Clemson University, where he served as an adjunct professor for six years.


Founded more than 150 years, the company manufacturers many textiles, including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles. 


Polartec products range includes lightweight fabrics, and insulation and weather protection textiles. Textiles are used by consumer brands,  the U.S. and other global militaries, flame-resistant workwear, and in contract upholstery markets. 

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