Ken Siecinski retires from TVF after 25 years

Dec 8, 2021

CARMEL, Ind., December 8, 2021 – TVF, a leading supplier of high-quality fabric, announced today that long time employee and industry veteran Ken Siecinski has retired from TVF.
 
Ken’s career in textiles began at Howe & Bainbridge a world leading sailcloth, marine, and outdoor textile distributor headquartered in Boston, MA. Ken worked in their Newport Beach CA location. It was in this role that Ken honed his skills within the apparel market, supplying fabrics to the surf and snowboard industry.  Ken started with TVF in 1996 and lead our apparel program. Over a span of 25 years, Ken helped build one of TVF’s most successful programs to date. Through his experience, positive attitude, and guidance, TVF has become a leader in the in activewear industry.
 
“Not only was Ken a leader and mentor from a technical perspective he was also a cultural leader at TVF,” says TVF CEO Chris Fredericks. “We’re going to miss him immensely, and we’re grateful for the 25 years he gave to TVF. He was a big factor in growing our business over the years, and we’re excited for him to enjoy the next chapter of his life,” adds Fredericks. 
 
“The most gratifying moments for me were seeing people succeed,” said Siencinski. “If I had a part in it, even better! It could be choosing the right fabric for a customer or educating someone on the technical properties of a textile fabric. I loved learning all I could about fabrics – I’ll miss that journey of learning and sharing most of all.
 
After 42 years in the textile business and the last 25 years at TVF I can truly say it has been a great ride.  I cannot say enough of how proud I am to have worked with such a great group of people at TVF – I consider them my friends forever. My time at TVF taught me you should always hold yourself accountable, focus on improvement, and most importantly find time and take great joy from helping others around you succeed.” Ken added that he looks forwarded to spending time surfing and hiking together with his two sons, Jeff and Scott.
 
About TVF
TVF is an employee-owned, international supplier of industrial, print media, apparel, and home décor fabric with a dedication to helping its customers succeed every day. Since 1974, TVF has offered extensive stock in nylon, vinyl, polyester, and natural fibers as well as custom styles to meet exacting specifications. Fabric. Expertise. Delivered.