Chief Executive Officer
Steve Hutcherson possesses over forty years of textile experience, including research and development, sales and marketing, manufacturing, quality assurance management, physical distribution management, and importing. During his wide-ranging career, Steve has held management positions with Fieldcrest, Wamsutta, JP Stevens, and Divatex. As the holder of two textile-related patents, it’s no surprise that Steve is a big believer in product development and innovation to expand market possibilities. His knowledge of the sheet & bedding business is thorough and complete, including worldwide sourcing and mill evaluations to guarantee the best mfg. Partners based on years of relationships. He currently serves on the North Carolina Textile Technology Center Advisory Board.
Beacon Linens – President
Home textiles have been J. Tedd Smith’s calling card for over forty years, with positions at Beacon Blankets, Cannon Mills and Owen Blankets. Tedd co-patented the “foot warmer blanket” while at Beacon and also became well known in the home textile industry when he was featured in Beacon’s award-winning advertising campaign, “The Adventures of Teddy.” Later, he became President of Beacon Blankets. Tedd served on the North Carolina State University College of Textiles, Zeis Advisory Board as Chairman, after having been a member of the North Carolina Textile Center Advisory Board from 2007-2015.