Denise has spent 28 years in the flame resistant clothing industry in a variety of roles. Denise’s formal education consists of a Bachelor of Textile Chemistry degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology as well as a Master of Business Administration – Marketing from Georgia State University.
Denise spent more than 20 years with a leading flame resistant fabric manufacturer initially with technical responsibilities as their Corporate Lab Manager. This led to an opportunity in the Research and Development group where Denise ultimately achieved the position of Senior Product Engineer. As such, she had the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge of textile manufacturing processes, testing protocol, properties of FR fibers and related chemistries. Denise has been active in performance standards writing groups and has held voting rights on committees within both the NFPA and ASTM organizations. Denise is also named as inventor on multiple U.S. patents for innovations on flame resistant fabrics and garments.
In her current position as Bulwark’s Technical Manager, Denise is responsible for the evaluation of new fabrics and related technologies, representing Bulwark on pertinent NFPA and ASTM technical committees, initiating/maintaining performance certifications on all Bulwark products, and providing technical support to those inside and outside the organization in need of information on the performance and use of flame resistant fabrics and apparel.
Bachelor of Textile Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology
Master of Business Administration – Marketing, Georgia State University
Derek has been involved with the Flame Resistant Clothing industry in a variety of roles from the service, manufacturing and garment sides of the business for over 20 years.Read Full Bio
In her current position as Bulwark’s Technical Manager, Denise is responsible for the evaluation of new fabrics and related technologies, representing Bulwark on pertinent NFPA and ASTM technical committees.Read Full Bio