The manufacturer of premium natural fibers, BFT, has named James Posa as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). BFT Co-founder and former CEO, Noel Hall, will now transition to Executive Chair focusing on the long-term strategic priorities for the company.
Posa first joined Bast Fibre Technologies Inc. (BFT), Victoris/Canada, in September 2018 as a business development consultant. In April 2020 he was appointed to the role of President and General Manager. Before joining BFT, he held Senior Executive roles in a variety of nonwovens and textile companies from start-ups to global divisions of fortune 500 global companies. He was the Executive Vice President/General Manager of Fiberweb Group (since acquired by Berry Plastics and Fitesa), VP and General Manager of Amoco Fabrics and Fibers, and CEO of Southern Weaving Company. Posa also sits on the board of the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, NC/USA.
»This is the right time for Jim to assume the CEO role at BFT. The acquisition of FVT in Germany and most recently Lumberton Cellulose in North Carolina/USA have greatly accelerated our move into large scale commercial production.«
Noel Hall, BFT Co-founder and former CEO