Nano-Tex Appoints James P. Curley as President, CEO and Director; Consumer Products, Retail and Apparel Executive Brings Strong Leadership to Nanotechnology-based Textile Enhancement Company
Curley joined Nano-Tex as Chief Financial Officer in June 2005 responsible for all financial and administrative functions of the company, as well as supply chain management. In December 2005, Curley was named Interim CEO, responsible for the company's leadership and direction. In his new position, Curley will continue to oversee all aspects of the company's worldwide business operations including its continued expansion into the apparel and commercial interiors markets.
“Jim's vision for the future and his expertise in the consumer products, apparel and retail industries will contribute significantly to the company's success and growth.”
In making the appointment, Nano-Tex's Chairman of the Board Wilbur Ross said, "With his more than 20 years experience in executive and financial management positions, Jim has demonstrated the leadership necessary to continue the company's global expansion and the adoption of Nano-Tex in current and future textile categories."
Ross added, "Jim's vision for the future and his expertise in the consumer products, apparel and retail industries will contribute significantly to the company's success and growth."
Prior to joining Nano-Tex, Curley was Chief Financial Officer of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. where he was part of the senior team that led LeapFrog to become the nation's third largest toy manufacturer with sales of $680 Million. From 1992 to 1998 he was Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer of The Gymboree Corporation. At The Gymboree Corporation, Curley was part of the leadership team that grew the company from a venture capital backed startup to a multinational operator of over 400 stores. Curley's experience includes executive positions in financial and general management positions for a number of other consumer and trade retail companies including Four Green Fields fine home and gift stores; Gantos, Inc., a specialty retailer of women's apparel and accessories; and upscale furniture retailer Huffman Koos, Inc.
Curley's experience and accomplishments include serving as an officer with the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of Captain.
Curley holds a bachelor of business administration from Texas A&M University.
Nano-Tex is a leading textile technology company providing nanotechnology-based textile enhancements to the apparel and commercial interiors markets. Nano-Tex is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif., with operations across the United States, Asia and Europe. To date, more than 80 textile mills worldwide are utilizing Nano-Tex treatments in products sold by more than 100 leading apparel brands including Brooks Brothers, Hugo Boss and Nordstrom, and commercial interior brands including Carnegie, Knoll Textiles and Kravet. Products with Nano-Tex enhancements are sold throughout North America, Asia and Europe.