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New Board of Managers for Evolution St. Louis

With expertise in finance, fashion and technology, board members will help drive continued growth and innovation

5th June 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  St Louis, MO


Evolution St. Louis, a high-tech knitting facility in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, has announced the creation of its Board of Managers, experts in finance, fashion, and technology who will help build on Evolution St. Louis’ success and drive its growth.

Evolution St. Louis’ new Board of Managers is composed of highly accomplished individuals that have run investment companies, led corporations and been featured in Forbes and Project Runway: Fashion Startup, the company said in a press statement.

“We value and appreciate our Board members for bringing their expertise and focus on excellence, to help drive our continued growth and success,” said Jon Lewis, CEO and co-founder of Evolution St. Louis. “The response to Evolution St. Louis has been nothing short of overwhelming, and I thank our Board of Managers for being willing to serve and advance our vision for the future.”

“Our Board members share our passion and commitment to reinvent, recreate and revitalize the knit sector so we can bring made-in-the-U.S. products to new customers and new markets,” said John Elmuccio, COO and co-founder of Evolution St. Louis. “We have been humbled by the rapid success of and support for Evolution St. Louis, and we are truly grateful for their time, talent and expertise.”

The five-member Board of Managers includes:

·      Gary Wassner - CEO of Hilldun Corporation and founding member and chairman of Interluxe Holdings LLC

·      Barbara Archer - Managing director and partner at Hightower Wealth Advisors St. Louis

·      Jon Lewis - CEO and co-founder of Evolution St. Louis

·      John Elmuccio - COO and co-founder of Evolution St. Louis

·      John Kalishman - Strategy and marketing consultant, founder and president of Harcourt Group and executive at Insituform Technologies Inc.

“St. Louis has a strong tradition in the fashion industry and deep roots in manufacturing, and I believe Evolution St. Louis will establish the city as a key player in the global manufacturing market and supply chain,” said Barbara Archer.

“Jon Lewis and John Elmuccio’s knowledge of the fashion industry, global supply chain and business have been instrumental to the success of Evolution St. Louis,” said John Kalishman. “Their forward-looking vision is truly innovative, and I am proud to serve on the Board of Managers.”

“Evolution St. Louis is the future of fashion and apparel manufacturing so I’m honoured to serve on the Board of Managers to support a truly original and pioneering vision to reinvent advanced manufacturing as we know it,” said Gary Wassner.

Evolution St. Louis is a premier high-tech knitting facility using cutting-edge 3D and complete garment seamless knitting technology to create the manufacturing facility and supply chain of the future.

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