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Donald Bockoven

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Vice Chair

Term Expires October 2025

Donald Bockoven is the CEO for Darling Fibers, a textile production operation based in Darlington, South Carolina. He has extensive experience over a nearly forty year career as a senior leader within both large and small companies across many industries. He specializes in transformational company growth through performance improvement. He has extensive knowledge in organizational redesign through Lean Six Sigma manufacturing practices, adaptive and advanced work systems and quality management. Mr. Bockoven has extensive board experience. He currently sits on the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership Board and recently left the South Carolina Manufacturers Association Board. At the national level, he was the vice chair of the National Council of Textile Organization’s board until April 2019 and in 2018 was appointed to the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations for a four-year term. He has also served on technical advisory boards at the community college level as well as startup companies.


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Created November 14, 2019, Updated July 31, 2023