Cotton Incorporated Board creates new position in anticipation of CEO succession plan
“We feel confident in William’s ability to continue to progress within the company” notes Cotton Incorporated Board Chairman, James Johnson. “We’ve been anticipating the activation of the succession plan for several years and are pleased with the outcome.”
Kimbrell is a 20-year veteran of Cotton Incorporated. After graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Textile Management, he achieved his MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. He applied this background in various positions with Cotton Incorporated including fiber processing as well as several roles in the Global Supply Chain Marketing division from technology management to marketing in Asia, where he was most recently named vice president.
His international business travel has provided an opportunity to conduct technology marketing and strategy meetings with mills, brands and retailers in 24 countries globally. Now named executive vice president, chief operating officer, Kimbrell will continue in his current role as vice president, supply chain marketing Asia, until his successor is identified.
“The combination of William’s technical skills along with the breadth of global supply chain marketing experience over 20 years, provide the right background to help keep cotton in the forefront of the global textile industry,” notes current President and CEO, J. Berrye Worsham. “I feel confident about William’s leadership for the company and the industry.”