Navis TubeTex EVP Murray Retiring; West promoted

Posted October 26, 2021


LEXINGTON, N.C. – Navis TubeTex continues to evolve and grow at a rapid pace as a leading manufacturer of finishing machinery for the global textile industry.


The company has built a strong team of leaders who have set the foundation for growth and success. Therefore, it is with mixed emotion that Navis TubeTex announced the retirement of Craige Murray, executive vice president of Operations.


Murray spent 32 years with Navis TubeTex, progressing in responsibilities across Operations and Management. Reflecting on his career with the company, Murray said, "It has been a privilege to work alongside my colleagues at Navis Tubetex all these years with the common goal of serving our customers. I love this company and feel confident that with the new team in place, the best is still ahead.”


Murray lives in Winston-Salem, N.C., with his wife Sonja. They have three daughters and two grandchildren.


"Craige has been a vital member of our management team,” said Will Motchar, president & CEO. “His efforts and leadership have contributed significantly to the success of this company.  As a leader and mentor to many, he will be missed. Everyone here joins me in wishing him all the best in his retirement. He should be proud of his many accomplishments during his career at Navis TubeTex.”


Accordingly, Mark West has been promoted to executive bice president, Engineering and Operations. West has a wealth of knowledge and experience in engineering, operations and technical services. With this promotion, he assumes additional responsibility for global Manufacturing and Supply Chain activities.


West joined Navis TubeTex in 1995 on its mechanical engineering team. He holds a number of patents in the field of textile machinery, with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Textile Engineering from N.C. State.


Source: Navis TubeTex

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