Uniroyal Global Opens New Detroit Office to Serve North American Automotive Market; Adds New Director of Automotive Sales
SARASOTA, FL — May 2, 2019 – Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (OTCQB: UNIR), a leading global provider of vinyl-coated fabrics and soft trim technologies serving the automotive, recreational, industrial, contract, hospitality and healthcare markets, announced today it has opened a new Detroit area office dedicated to the North American automotive market. The new office features a design studio along with a sales team dedicated to serving existing OEM customers and new automotive clients. The office is located in Farmington Hills, Michigan and joins other Uniroyal Global offices in Stoughton, Wisconsin; Sarasota, Florida; Earby, Lancashire, United Kingdom; and Shanghai, China.
“We are excited about opening a new office in the center of the North American automotive industry and near so many of our customers. The new office and design studio demonstrates Uniroyal Global’s long-term commitment to the automotive market and allows us to showcase our design and technical capabilities for continued growth,” said Howard Curd, President.
Along with opening this new office, the company recently hired Joe Mercadante as Director, Automotive Sales. Mercadante has a proven track record in the industry gained from his roles at leading global automotive interior suppliers. “Joe brings a wealth of knowledge from his more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. We look forward to him playing a key role in growing our business in the North American automotive market,” added Larry Bressler, Executive Vice President and General Manager.
About Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.:
Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc. (UNIR) is a leading manufacturer of vinyl coated fabrics that are durable, stain resistant, cost-effective alternatives to leather, cloth and other synthetic fabric coverings. Uniroyal Global Engineered Products, Inc.’s revenue in 2018 was derived 66.2% from the automotive industry and approximately 33.8% from the recreational, industrial, indoor and outdoor furnishings, hospitality and health care markets. Our primary brand names include Naugahyde®, BeautyGard®, Flameblocker™, Spirit Millennium®, Ambla®, Amblon®, Velbex®, Cirroflex®, Plastolene® and Vynide®.
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