Mr. McGowan has over 25 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive and consultant to international clients in the textile, nonwoven, and filtration industries, specializing in the development of new product applications and business development strategies for his clients.

Most recently he was President, Director, and Group Manager of The Woolmark Company. His sales experience includes having been a Senior Sales Representative for Mitsui Textile Corporation, a Marketing Representative of Eastman Chemical, and a Sales Representative for Milliken and Company.

Mr. McGowan’s manufacturing experience includes having been a Division Manager at The James Thompson Company. He received his M.A. degree in Management from Central Michigan University and his M.B.A. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.