Jill Dumain new CEO at bluesign
Bluesign technologies has announced that former Patagonia executive Jill Dumain will take up the position of CEO from January 2017 following the decision by Peter Waeber to retire at the end of the year. Swiss scientist Waeber began to develop sustainable products in the 1980s, with a project for the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). He founded Bluesign in 2000, and successfully developed it into a leading input based textile supply chain management system. He will continue to serve as a member of Bluesign technologies' advisory board.
Taking over, Dumain has held various senior positions at Patagonia for more than 27 years, her time there having spanned positions in textile research and development to her current role as director of environmental strategy. Her projects have included the transition to organic cotton, The Common Threads Recycling Program, The Footprint Chronicles, and the introduction of bluesign tools and systems at Patagonia.
Source: EcoTextile News (Thursday, November 10, 2016)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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