Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 8, 2004--Nano-Tex, LLC,
the leader in textile enhancements that deliver superior
comfort, feel and performance in everyday fabrics, today
announced the addition of two retail and textile veterans
to its North American business development team. Their
addition will enable Nano-Tex to expand the adoption
of its nanotechnology-based textile enhancements among
apparel and interior furnishings brands and retailers.
Eileen Abajian joined Nano-Tex
as a vice president of business development and will
be focusing on West Coast accounts. Previously at
DuPont-Invista, Abajian led business development efforts
to drive penetration of DuPont's performance fibers
and finishes among major American apparel brands and
retailers, including Levi-Dockers, Gap, Banana Republic,
Old Navy, The North Face, Bebe and Eddie Bauer.
to joining DuPont, Abajian held numerous merchandising,
product development and sales management positions
at Broadway Stores, Inc., Montgomery Ward and Emporium.
Abajian is based in San Ramon, Calif.
Ratskoff also joined Nano-Tex as a vice president
of business development and will be covering Midwest
accounts. Ratskoff brings more than 25 years of experience
in the fiber, textile and apparel businesses. Most
recently as retail manager for DuPont-Invista she
was responsible for establishing new relationships
and business opportunities with leading retailers
such as Target, Wal*Mart, Sears, Kohls and Lands'
also has held management positions at Macy's and Marshall
Fields. She is based in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
and Eileen are valuable additions to our North American
business development team at Nano-Tex," said
Renee Hultin, president of the Americas at Nano-Tex.
"Their expertise and extensive relationships
with leading brands will help expand the adoption
of our textile enhancements among existing customers
and penetration into new product and retail categories."
has a family of textile enhancements that become inherent
to the fabric to improve the performance and durability
of everyday apparel and interior furnishings. Current
treatments include Resists Spills, a spill and stain
resistant fabric enhancement; Coolest Comfort, a quick-drying
fabric enhancement; and Cotton Touch, a naturally
soft synthetics fabric enhancement. Nano-Tex(TM) treatments
work at the molecular level with extreme precision,
attaching molecules to fibers to provide optimal performance
without compromising the look, feel or comfort of
LLC is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., with operations
in Greensboro, NC; Milan; Istanbul; New Delhi; Hong
Kong; and Osaka and Seoul. Nano-Tex develops and markets
a family of nanotechnology-based textile treatments
that dramatically improve the performance of everyday
fabrics. To date, more than 50 textile mills worldwide
are utilizing Nano-Tex treatments in products sold
by more than 40 leading apparel and interior furnishings
brands, including Gap, Old Navy, Lee, Nike, Champion,
Levi, Marks & Spencer and Simmons. Products with
Nano-Tex enhancements are sold throughout North America,
India, Japan and Europe. www.nano-tex.com.
Matt Hurwitz, 415-928-9600 ext. 207