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October 09, 2015 8:59 AM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Coats Plc

Company Overview

Coats plc engages in the industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business worldwide. It offers industrial products, including threads, zips and trims, and specialty yarns primarily for the apparel and footwear industries. The company also provides textile crafting products, including cotton sewing threads, knitting, embroidery, crochets, fabrics, and a range of accessories. The company is headquartered in Uxbridge, the United Kingdom. Coats plc is a subsidiary of Coats Group plc.

1 The Square

Stockley Park

Uxbridge,  UB11 1TD

United Kingdom

20,253 Employees


44 20 8210 5000


44 20 8210 5025

Key Executives for Coats Plc

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Member of Nominations Committee
Age: 49
Chief Financial Officer, Director and Member of Pensions Committee
Age: 45
Global Chief Executive Officer of Crafts Division
Age: 61
Global Chief Executive Officer of Crafts
Age: 53
Executive Director and Global Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Division
Age: 48
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Coats Plc Key Developments

Coats Plc, Annual General Meeting, May 21, 2015

Coats Plc, Annual General Meeting, May 21, 2015.

Coats plc Appoints John Lovell as New Group Pensions Director Effective March 2, 2015

Coats plc has appointed John Lovell as new group pensions director. John will be responsible for overseeing the Coats' pension schemes worldwide and GPG plc's UK pension schemes and joins from J Sainsbury plc where he was Head of Pensions. The role includes developing the pension strategy for Coats and GPG and working closely with the trustees of the various schemes to ensure its delivery. John will report to Richard Howes, CFO. The principal Coats pension plan is in the UK and GPG also has two UK pension plans. John's previous roles include Director of UK Pensions at Lafarge UK and UK Pensions Manager at National Grid. John will be based at Coats' head office at Stockley Park in West London and starts on March 2, 2015.

Rajiv Sharma Joins as Executive Director of Coats plc, Effective 1 December 2014

Coats plc announced the appointment of Rajiv Sharma, Global CEO, Coats Industrial, as an Executive Director of the Coats plc Board effective 1 December 2014. Rajiv joined Coats in November 2010 to head the Industrial Division which, under his leadership, has been at the forefront of product and service innovation for the global apparel and footwear industries, consistently delivering profitable sales growth.

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