Barnhardt Manufacturing Co. has named Wade Hubbard Jr. director of product management for its Natural Fibers Division in Charlotte, NC. Lewis Barnhardt, president of the company says, “We are very excited to have Wade on our team as a proven leader in strategic & innovative product stewardship having worked in the past for a leading global company.”
Hubbard graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and is currently completing an M.S. in Business Analytics from University of Cincinnati. He brings to the Barnhardt team more than 20 years of experience at Procter & Gamble leading global product, process and engineering functions as well as Strategic and Innovation leadership.
In his new role, Hubbard will lead the strategy and direction of product management, new product development, product redesign and enhancements specifically for all product categories of Barnhardt Manufacturing Company’s Natural Fibers Group which includes: Barnhardt Purified Cotton, Carolina Absorbent Cotton, Richmond Dental & Medical, Intrinsics and Carolina Cotton. Additionally, Wade will lead product and process improvements and market development initiatives.