BGF Announces Exclusive Alliance for Protective Fabrics Division


GREENSBORO, NC. March 15, 2013. BGF Industries announces an exclusive alliance with Market Development Specialist, LLC and its principal Blaine Zippler. Blaine will be joining the BGF Protective Fabrics team to advance the strategic goals of BGF and grow its share in the protective market. Blaine comes to BGF after a 36 year career with DuPont in Richmond, Virginia where he served in a number of roles.

“Blaine brings an infusion of commercial expertise to our Protective Fabrics team whose mission is to continue to develop soft body armor solutions, said Mike Bracey, VP of Sales & Marketing for BGF. Bracey added, “Blaine’s extensive background with DuPont and experience with Kevlar® and other ballistic fibers will be the catalyst to propel us forward in delivering new ballistic solutions for the protective markets. With the addition of Blaine, we intend to demonstrate BGF’s commitment to the soft armor market while continuing our focus on vehicle armor and helmet markets.

Headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina, BGF is an international manufacturer of high performance technical textiles for Protective, Composites, Reinforcements, Filtration, Insulation, Electronics industries.

Mike Bracey
VP Sales & Marketing
BGF Industries, Inc.