Microban Expands Textile Category with New Senior Director

Microban International, Ltd. has named Lisa Owen senior director of global business development for Textiles. Owen joins a well-established Textiles team at Microban, which focuses on increasing product value through durable and effective antimicrobial product protection that never wears off.

An accomplished executive with expertise in business development, global strategy and ingredient branding, Owen comes to Microban from executive positions at RSC Bio Solutions, NatureWorks, Marley, Klochner, Honeywell and BAE Systems.  Owens’ experience ranges from specialty and commodity plastics, fibers and chemicals business through development of successful strategies and implementation of product, technology, marketing, commercial and business plans and building, as well as leading multicultural teams.

“The Textile category is a global priority for Microban, and the addition of Lisa to our team is one example of how we are making significant investments in our expertise from R&D to marketing in order to drive growth,” said Richard Chapman, vice president of global marketing for Microban International.  “With Lisa’s help, we’re looking forward to educating more and more product developers about the Microban difference.”

Microban’s Textile business ranges from footwear and apparel to pillows and mattress pads, to bath mats and shower curtains, offering odor-resistant and mold and mildew-inhibiting properties. Microban has previously worked with a number of brands including Bacova, Oakley, Reebok, Remington, Serta, Springs Global, Teva, Venturi and Wamsutta.

For more information, visit microban.com.

About Microban: Microban International, Ltd. is a global technology and marketing company dedicated to enhancing high quality consumer, industrial and medical products with branded built-in protection from microbes. The Microban brand is an important consumer Trustmark for effective and long lasting antimicrobial product protection. Microban International licenses the Microban global brand name, sells custom-engineered compounds, and provides a range of services, including regulatory and marketing support. Microban International is headquartered in North Carolina with operations in North America, Europe and Asia.