Experienced Business Leader Rejoins the Recycling Industry

Contact Information:
John Peoples 
VP of Sales 
Leigh Fibers 
(704) 914-8905 

Wellford, S.C. – Leigh Fibers, a leading recycled fiber solutions provider, is excited to announce that John Peoples has joined the executive team as Vice President of Sales. He will focus on growing and diversifying business to ensure that Leigh Fibers remains the industry leader in both customer service and technical expertise. 

Peoples joins Leigh Fibers with more than 20 years of textile sales and operations experience, including over seven years in the textile waste and recycling industry. A proud Carolinian, he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Burlan Manufacturing in Gastonia, N.C.  

“To rejoin the recycling industry with a company that has such a rich history was really exciting to me,” Peoples said. “For 100 years, Leigh Fibers has been the leader in this industry, and I look forward to doing my part to help Leigh remain there for the next 100 years.” 

Leigh Fibers is an established international textile manufacturer, with expertise across diverse markets including automotive, bedding, furniture, apparel, acoustic insulation, sporting equipment, and specialty fibers.

Peoples will lead the commercial and customer service teams responsible for buying and trading materials and selling Leigh Fibers products. He brings a passion for textile innovation, personalized approaches to best meet customer needs, and Leigh’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing solutions.

“This is an exciting milestone for our company. With his extensive experience in textile sales and operations, including a strong background in recycling, John brings invaluable expertise to our team,” said Daniel Mason, President of Leigh Fibers. “We are confident that under John’s leadership, our commercial teams will thrive, driving growth and diversification while maintaining our position as an industry leader.”

Peoples’ experience will extend Leigh’s work to deliver custom recycled products that help customers achieve their business and sustainability goals. 

About Leigh Fibers

For over 100 years, Leigh Fibers has been the global textile industry’s recycled fiber expert. As a vertically integrated fiber and nonwoven provider, we provide customized support throughout the manufacturing process. We engineer sustainable solutions that meet the toughest challenges, helping customers save on vendor, shipping, and production costs. To learn more, visit www.leighfibers.com