Leadership Team


J. Joel Hackney, Jr.

President & Chief Executive Officer and Director

J. Joel Hackney, Jr. is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Polymer Group, Inc. Mr. Hackney has served in this role since June 2013, after holding numerous leadership positions over the past two decades for some of the world’s most influential businesses.

From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Hackney was an executive at Avaya Cloud Solutions, serving as Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, President of Field Operations, and President of Government and Data Solutions. Prior to Avaya, Mr. Hackney spent four years in various executive positions at Nortel Networks Corporation, including President of Nortel Enterprise Solutions and Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Quality.

Mr. Hackney also spent fourteen years at General Electric. He was a member of GE’s senior executive team, where he led various businesses and functions in both the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Hackney holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.