Pawtucket, R.I.-based Cooley Group, a leading designer and manufacturer of sustainable fabric materials, announces the senior-level promotions of David Pettey and Naresh Mehta, who will serve as COO, and director of research and new product development, respectively. The promotions underscore Cooley’s commitment to developing durable fabric solutions that leave a significantly lower carbon footprint, as well as the company’s continued efforts to create innovative new products for a growing base of worldwide customers and partners.
Pettey, a 30-year veteran of the textile and composite manufacturing industries, is responsible for driving globally competitive performance while steering continuous improvement under the umbrella of an ISO 9001 quality system. Prior to joining Cooley in 2006, he served in executive roles for International Paper, Burlington Industries, and Quaker Fabric Corporation.
Mehta, an 11-year Cooley veteran and an accomplished plastics engineer, will head up new product development for the firm, with an emphasis on creating greener solutions.