As part of the streamlining, Carpet Backings General Manager Rush Clark assumes a new role as director of supply chain management. John Dowdell becomes general manager, North American Carpet Backings.
Mark Williams, formerly manager, sales and marketing, Carpet Backings, steps into a new position as program manager for industrial fabrics. In this position, Williams will oversee BP’s efforts to realize step change improvements in the manufacture of needle-punched, non-woven fabrics.
The re-organization integrates BP’s manufacturing and research and technology groups, with Ralph Clements as director of the combined organization. This change will better align technical and operational resources to shorten timelines for developing and commercializing new process and product technologies, said AFFC President Pete Cella.
BP is one of the world’s largest petroleum and petrochemicals companies, with more than 100,000 employees and annual revenues of $120 billion.