Jimmy Summers is the Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability at Elevate Textiles, Inc., manufacturer of distinguished fabric brands and thread solutions for automotive, apparel, interior furnishing, and specialty products. He is responsible for the EHS and Sustainability programs for the company’s manufacturing facilities and support facilities throughout the world. Elevate Textiles is the largest U.S. manufacturer and the world’s second-largest manufacturer and distributor of premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles. The company is a leading supplier of denim fabrics to top denim apparel brands. Elevate Textiles is a recognized industry leader in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and operates its global facilities with the utmost regard for the safety and health of its associates employed worldwide. Summers has worked in the textile and apparel industry for over 25 years, both in manufacturing and corporate positions. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, both from Clemson University.