Jay Holmes, Founder & CEO.  Jay is a ’89 graduate of The Citadel and a graduate of the Senior Executive Business Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After 14 years working in the cotton textile industry at various senior executive positions, Jay formed his own textile consulting firm in 2003.  Jay currently is the founder and CEO of GreenTex Solutions, LLC, a South Carolina based automotive and aerospace carbon recycling business delivering innovative, cost effective and “green” textile and fiber solutions to the industrial marketplace.

Barry Strauss, Industrial Sales.    Mr. Strauss is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Masters Degree in Textile Engineering.  Mr. Strauss is president and owner of Strauss Fiber, Inc., a sales and distribution company for Industrial textile products with sales of 30,000,000 dollars annually.  Prior to starting Strauss Fiber, Inc., Mr. Strauss held executive sales and marketing positions for several major global Industrial textile and chemical companies.

Chad Ferris.  Marine Sales.  Chad is a ’95 graduate of The Citadel with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  Since 1997 Chad has owned Tall Tails Charters (, a Charleston based fly fishing charter company.  As one of the most highly sought after fishing guides on the East Coast, Chad also has professional fishing affiliations with Patagonia Pro Staff, CCA, Hell’s Bay Boatworks and Ross Reels, and certified 100 ton Captain’s License.