PORTSMOUTH, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ocean State Innovations (a Brand and Oppenheimer Company), a leading textile solutions provider, announced the appointment of Brian Pinson as Vice President of Sales. Brian will be working from Greenville, South Carolina and will report to the Senior Management of Ocean State Innovations.
With over 29 years of management and leadership experience in the textile industry, Mr. Pinson will make a great addition to the Ocean State Innovations team. Most recently, he served as the Sales Manager for ITG Corp, and has also worked for Burlington Industries. His roles involved controlling costs, managing inventories, generating revenue and cultivating new business opportunities. Mr. Pinson is a 1989 graduate of Clemson University.
“We are excited to bring Brian on board as the VP of Sales. With this addition to our team, we are continuing to grow our company’s expertise in order to provide the best textile solutions,” said Edward Ricci, Ocean State Innovations, CEO.
For more information, please visit www.osinnovate.com.
About Ocean State Innovations
Founded in 1913 as Brand and Oppenheimer Company, Inc. ("B&O") as a supplier of garment linings, the company celebrates a rich history in the textile industry. In October 2011, Praesidian Capital and StoneCreek Capital, LLC became investors. In 2014 Brand & Oppenheimer acquired Performance Textiles, a US textiles supplier. In 2015 B&O entered into an equity partnership with 1947 LLC’s management team; Ed Ricci, Ben Galpen, and Bryan Boulis, all industry experts with over 100 years of combined experience. The 1947 LLC Management team has grown the business through organic sales, strategic partnerships, and acquisitions. In 2017 B&O acquired the assets of Cutting Edge TexStyles, a global supplier of Bindings, Trims and Piece Goods. In 2018 B&O acquired the assets of General Fabrics Inc., a global designer and wholesale distributor of quilting fabrics. In 2019, Brand and Oppenheimer became Ocean State Innovations (“OSI”) to continue the tradition of quality textiles, while focusing on the company’s innovative industry expertise and strong Rhode Island roots. Also in 2019, Ocean State Innovations acquired the assests of Allied Bias Binding, a premier supplier of binding and trims for the intimate apparel and uniform trades. In 2020, Ocean State Innovations acquired the assets of ColorWorks, a premier textile dyer and finisher located in Elizabethton, TN. OSI, based in Portsmouth, RI, has distinguished itself as the premier global source for textile products and services. Ocean State Innovations continues as a leader in the textile industry for the U.S. Military and is now bringing that same innovative textile expertise to many commercial market segments such as medical, industrial, automotive and traditional apparel.
About Praesidian Capital
Praesidian Capital is an innovative private investment firm focused on providing senior and subordinated debt along with growth capital to private lower middle market businesses in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and selectively in Northern Europe. Praesidian invests in established small and mid-sized companies, often in connection with management buyouts, recapitalizations, and refinancings. Based in New York with an office in London, Praesidian manages nearly $1 billion in committed capital. For more information, visit praesidian.com.