Venus Group, a global textile manufacturer and distributor, announced that Santhakumar (SK) Oliver has been promoted to Vice President, Sourcing, effective January 1, 2024.
In his new role, Oliver will oversee end-to-end management of all global sourcing activities for Venus Group. He will also lead all R&D of new textile innovations akin to the company’s patented Performance Twill® bed linen, which he co-invented.
“SK’s contributions to Venus in developing innovative products that preempt customer needs are unmatched,” said Raj Patel, Venus Group president. “We look forward to furthering Venus Group’s portfolio of innovative solutions with SK in this new leadership role.”
Oliver joined Venus Group in 2007, helping to start the company’s Hospitality division with the Sheraton North America program launch in the late 2000s. Over the past 15 years, SK has helped Venus become a known brand in the textiles industry with customers across the United States.
“SK’s leadership and expertise in product development and manufacturing are invaluable to our organization. He has the unique ability to translate his technical knowledge and market understanding into actions that benefit our customers and their operations. We are thrilled with his promotion and the impact it will have on Venus, ” said Steve Crow, vice president of the sales institution division.
Venus Group’s domestic manufacturing organization is equally excited to partner with Oliver to continue building on the company’s history of innovation within the textile industry. Errol David, vice president of operations, said, “SK, being a textile engineer with deep knowledge and experience in weaving and technical processes of textile manufacturing, is a valuable asset to both global sourcing and domestic manufacturing.”