January 30, 2015 2:09 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Coats Plc

Company Overview

Coats plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture, processing, and distribution of sewing threads for industrial and domestic applications worldwide. The company offers industrial products, including threads, zips, and engineered yarns primarily for the apparel, footwear, automotive, health care, food and beverage, luggage and travel, home furnishings, sporting goods, outdoor goods, and protective clothing markets, as well as for fiber optic and energy cables. It also provides threads and yarns principally for knitting, crochet, embroidery, and sewing activities, as well as offers lifestyle fabrics and needlecraft products under the Rowan, Cisne, Red Heart, SMC, Anchor, C...

1 The Square

Stockley Park

Uxbridge,  UB11 1TD

United Kingdom

Founded in 1755

20,000 Employees


44 20 8210 5000


44 20 8210 5025

Key Executives for Coats Plc

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 48
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Age: 44
Global Chief Executive Officer of Crafts Division
Age: 60
Executive Director and Global Chief Executive Officer of Industrial Division
Age: 47
Chief Legal & Risk Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Coats Plc Key Developments

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.

Coats Plc to Report Q3, 2014 Interim Management Statement on Oct 28, 2014

Coats Plc announced that they will report Q3, 2014 interim management statement on Oct 28, 2014

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