Milliken Names New President and CEO


Spartanburg, S.C.-based flooring and textile manufacturer Milliken has announced the appointment of Halsey M. Cook Jr. as president and CEO. Slated to assume the roles in September, Cook will succeed interim president and CEO J. Harold Chandler, who will return to his role as chair of the board of directors. Cook maintains experience from three decades in the industry, most recently working as president and CEO of electronics distributor Sonepar USA. He received bachelor degrees in economics and English from the University of the South and a masters of business from the University of Virginia.

“The board of directors is confident that Halsey is the right leader for Milliken’s next era,” says Chandler. “He has the experience to accelerate what is working very well today at Milliken and, importantly, introduce change where the organization can further leverage our emphasis on innovation, manufacturing excellence and customer care. He will lead an organization with a proven management team that knows how to translate strategy into effective execution and sustainable results. His experience in growing diversified, global businesses and his leadership style are an excellent fit for Milliken’s values, culture and commitment to the community.”

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