Ashley Lewis Joins Camira as New Regional Sales Manager
Ashley Lewis is a new regional sales manager for Camira Fabrics, representing the UK-based textile manufacturer in Indiana, North Carolina and a portion of Michigan. Lewis, a graduate of Central Michigan University, has broad experience in the contract industry with prior postings at Haworth, Leggett & Platt and Orangebox, a UK manufacturer of ancillary seating products. She is a West Michigan native and will be based in Camira’s North American headquarters in Grand Rapids.
Camira designs and manufactures upholstery fabrics for commercial offices, hospitality, government, institutional interiors, healthcare, cinema and auditoria.
Camira is an independent UK textile company with two manufacturing facilities in England (in Huddersfield and Nottingham) and a mainland European manufacturing plant in Lithuania. The company’s North America operation is in Grand Rapids, MI, where it holds stocked inventory and operates a cut yardage program for rapid distribution throughout North America.
The company was founded in 1974 as Camborne Fabrics, acquired by U.S. modular flooring company Interface Inc. in 1997, and Camira was born out of a management buy-out in April 2006, taking the company back into independent ownership.
Camira employs about 650 staff and sells some 10 million yards of fabric annually, generating revenues of approximately $100 million.The company has been recognized for outstanding product innovation and environmental stewardship, gaining Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development (2015 and 2010) and Enterprise in Innovation (2005).
Camira is registered to ISO 9001 (quality standard), ISO 14001 (environmental management) and OSHAS 18001 (health & safety) and OSHAS 18001 (health & safety).
Camira is trusted, specified and chosen by the world’s top furniture manufacturers, interior specifiers and end-users, including the likes of HSBC, Google, Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and Facebook.