Jimmy Summers

Committee Chair – Vice President of Environment, Health, and Safety, and Chief Sustainability Officer at Elevate Textiles, Inc

Jimmy Summers is the Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety, and Chief Sustainability Officer at Elevate Textiles Inc., manufacturer of distinguished fabric brands and thread solutions for automotive, apparel (including denim), interior furnishing, and specialty products. He is responsible for the EHS and Sustainability programs for the company’s 40 manufacturing facilities and support facilities throughout the world.  Jimmy has worked in the textile and apparel industry for over 25 years, both in manufacturing and corporate positions. He spent 5 years in the building products industry in similar roles. Summers has significant experience in managing textile wastewater treatment systems around the world, including the design and start-up of new and upgraded systems.

He is a member of the Wastewater Council of ZDHC and is a member of the Supplier Advisory Board and several Task Teams of ZDHC. Jimmy is also currently the Vice Chair of the Environmental Committee of the American Apparel & Footwear Association. Jimmy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University.