Precision Textiles, a supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, health care and home furnishings industries, has appointed its highly experienced vice president of manufacturing, Moe Kovangji, to lead its growing sustainability program across all its plants and facilities.
“Sustainability is one of our top priorities,” said Scott Tesser, CEO of Precision Textiles. “Precision Textiles is committed to doing its part to preserve the health of our planet and future generations to come. We apply environmentally conscious methods wherever possible, from incorporating organic wool fiber into our products to installing solar panels at our New Jersey headquarters. Our goal is to stay sustainably-sound and to continuously strive to develop new, sustainably-sound initiatives that improve the quality of our materials, products and business.”
A 16-year veteran of Precision Textiles, Kovangji oversees the company’s continuous improvement processes. He has already made significant contributions to the company, including reengineering machinery, cross-training employees and implementing energy conservation measures.
“Moe is skilled in team development and is particularly effective in implementing lean manufacturing principles and cost-reduction efforts, which makes him the perfect candidate for this position,” Tesser said.
Before joining Precision Textiles in 2006, Kovangji served in both engineering and plant management positions for Synthetic Industry Progress Company, Hills Brothers Coffee/Nestle Food Company and Recycled Paperboard Inc. An engineering expert, he has been published in several industry trade publications, including TAPPI Journal, Pumps and Systems, Pulp and Paper, Manufacturing.net and the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP) website.
“Our long-term business focus is to constantly change our business model by creating more environmentally friendly products without negatively impacting environment and community. Making manufacturing operations less wasteful, improving process efficiency, customer service and customer satisfaction,” said Moe Kovangji, vice president of manufacturing at Precision Textiles.
Kovangji received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Prishtina in Kosovo. Kovangji also achieved his Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1987, Totowa, New Jersey-based Precision Textiles is a global supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminates for companies in the mattress, home furnishings, automotive and healthcare industries, as well as military apparel. With a specialized emphasis on flame retardant-compliant materials designed for use in mattresses and sleep products, the company manufactures its family of products at its 250,000-square-foot headquarters in New Jersey, which includes a state-of-the-art laboratory, factory and warehouse as well as a 160,000 square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Troy, North Carolina. The company also operates four additional warehouses located in Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Texas, Clearwater, Florida, and Archdale, North Carolina – as well as a warehouse in Asia.