Vendor NewsPolartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces the hiring of Darren Josey as North American Marketing Manager. In this role, Josey will be responsible for marketing the Polartec brand across all categories and business channels in North America including outdoor, fitness, fashion, upholstery, military, work wear and medical.

Josey joins Polartec from Topo Athletic where he served most recently as a Strategic Account Manager, collaborating with marketing, sales, and operations to drive business with new and existing accounts. Prior to Topo Athletic, Josey worked in sales operations for Vibram USA, organizing and analyzing data to forecast and achieve sales goals.

“I’m excited to take my small company work ethic of doing a lot with a little, to grow Polartec in new and existing markets,” says Josey.

“Darren will add an important level of support for our diversified business, working with the best apparel brands in the world, as well as supporting our business in new product categories including upholstery and medical,” adds Gary Smith, Polartec CEO.

About Polartec

Polartec, LLC is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec continue to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec supplies the world with the most advanced fabric innovations. Polartec products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the U.S. military and other global militaries, flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets. For more info, visit