Milliken names Dana Claire Larson as director of design and development for specialty interiors

In her new role at Milliken, Larson will lead a team of designers, development engineers and technicians in all phases of the new product development process.

Textile technology company Milliken & Company has hired textile industry veteran Dana Claire Larson as director of design and development for its newly integrated Specialty Interiors business.

Larson—who spent nearly 20 years in technical textile and design roles in various companies—holds a bachelor’s degree in clothing and textiles from Michigan State University, a two-year post-baccalaureate certificate in woven textile design from Philadelphia University and an MBA from the University of Maine.

In her new role at Milliken, Larson will lead a team of designers, development engineers and technicians in all phases of the new product development process, including ideation, proof of concept and commercialization. She will work with customers, sales and marketing teams and manufacturing partners to create and commercialize new innovative fabrics for the commercial interiors, hospitality, healthcare and residential markets.

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Larson rounds out a team of specialty interiors professionals from product development, design, sales and marketing.  Led by furniture industry veteran Jennifer K. Harmon, the group’s leadership team includes director of sales Rene’ Vaughn, marketing manager LeAnne Flack, financial manager Pam Agudelo and Larson.

The Specialty Interiors business also recently launched its own website, www.millikenspecialtyinteriors.com, as well as new social media channels, including a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, and Instagram page and a Twitter feed.