SPARTANBURG, S.C. (September 6, 2018) – Milliken & Company is pleased to share that Halsey M. Cook Jr. has joined the company as president and CEO, as of September 1. Cook begins his tenure at Milliken with a robust schedule to fully engage with the global associates of Milliken as well as the local Upstate South Carolina community.
“It is indeed a true honor to be asked to lead an organization like Milliken, an organization that inspires me with its preeminence in integrity, innovative spirit and values-driven performance, into our next era,” shared Halsey Cook, Milliken president & CEO. “I look forward to immersing myself in Milliken over the coming weeks and months, forging relationships with not only our associates, but with the ever-important communities in which Milliken calls home.”
Cook joins Milliken at a notable time in company history — Milliken marks the 60th anniversary of its Spartanburg headquarters this fall. In honor of this milestone, Cook will plant a new grove of oak trees in the Milliken Arboretum, a 600-acre green space in which the corporate headquarters are nestled, during a company celebration this October. A symbol of strength and commitment, the oak also signifies new growth and potential, reinforcing Milliken core values of innovation, sustainability, ethics and environmental stewardship.
Cook brings 30 years of knowledge and experience in driving growth through innovation and strategic acquisitions to Milliken. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and English from the University of the South and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia.
Milliken has been solving everyday problems with innovative solutions for more than 150 years. Our research, design and manufacturing expertise reaches across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles. An unwavering commitment to ethics guides our work to redefine how we add strength and protection to products, how we infuse vibrancy and color into our surroundings, and how we care for the environment. For us, success is when discoveries made within Milliken help us all have more meaningful connections with the world. Discover Milliken at www.milliken.com, and join us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.