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Hoffer To Lead Foss Performance Fibers

August 17, 2005

Foss Manufacturing Company has named Leon Hoffer market manager of Performance Fibers. Mr. Hoffer's re­sponsibilities include identifying new and innovative opportunities for Foss in the high performance hosiery market as well as promoting Foss solutions in the upholstery and home furnishing markets.

Mr. Hoffer joins Foss with 30 years of proven experience in fiber management, marketing, and sales. He comes to Foss from Solutia, where he was a marketing and sales manager for the WearDated upholstery brand for four years, responsible for overseeing $50 million in annual brand sales. He also successfully led key customer initiatives in product innovation to help drive the brand forward. Prior to Solutia, Mr. Hoffer held marketing and sales positions with major chemical companies such as American Cyanamid, Cytec Industries and Ster­ling Fibers where he specialized in colored acrylics and new fibers for the hosiery and indoor/outdoor furniture markets.

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