Brand & Oppenheimer Co., Inc., a leading textile converter, has appointed Lizz Gillcrist as business development and marketing manager for protective fabrics. Gillcrist comes to B&O with more than seven years of marketing and product management experience. Most recently, she served as product specialist in the advanced concepts group for Polartec, LLC in Lawrence, MA. Prior to that, Gillcrist worked for the Stride Rite Corporation. In her new role Gillcrist will be responsible for creating new protective fabric segments, developing a plan to expand protective fabrics globally, as well as educating customers, distributors and end-users on Glen Guard FR Hi Vis products.