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HICKORY, NC (March 4, 2017) – Global manufacturing leader of high-tech, innovative personal protective gear Supreme Corporation recently appointed Ian Beckstead as Director of Sales overseeing all facets of the company’s sales and marketing efforts.

Based in Hickory, NC, Supreme Corporation designs and manufactures high-performance, patent-protected yarns and personal safety apparel that is used globally. Its Tuff-N-Lite® apparel has been proven to be instrumental in preventing physical injuries on factory floors, in professional sports and police and military gear.

Beckstead brings over 20 years of sales management, sales training and marketing management experience to Supreme from several international companies including Nike and Renfro.

Reporting to Supreme Corp. President and CEO Matthew Kolmes, Beckstead will have bottom-line responsibility for the company’s national and international sales teams for the Tuff-N-Lite® division, and for yarn sales for the Supreme Yarn division.

“I am thrilled Ian has joined the Supreme Corporation,” Kolmes said. “Our company is poised with substantial expansion opportunities and Ian’s extensive experience in the technical yarn and personal protective gear industries will be enormously important moving forward.”


About Supreme Corporation: A leader in textiles, fiber and safety apparel technology, Supreme Corporation manufactures innovative specialty yarns and safety apparel.  The privately-held, Hickory, NC-based company currently holds over 40 active patents in advanced, high performance yarns, including blends of Aramid yarns (Kevlar® and Nomex®), Spectra® yarns, fiberglass yarns, and Stainless Steel yarns in a range of denier and color.

These are blended with other fibers to give customers otherwise unattainable performance and are built to customers’ exact specifications.

A division of Supreme, Tuff-N-Lite®, uses these composite yarns to manufacture cut, slash and abrasion resistant personal safety apparel for manufacturing environments, motorcyclists and sports wear globally. 

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