Nike Veteran, John Frazier, Joins Hohenstein

Hohenstein is pleased to announce that John Frazier has signed on with Hohenstein Institute America as Senior Technical Director. He will be located in Oregon but will support footwear and apparel clients across North America in the implementation of green chemistry, textile and materials research, and innovation. Prior to joining Hohenstein, Frazier served as the Senior Director of Chemistry for Nike.

“John’s impressive sustainability resume will make him an invaluable asset to the textile manufacturers, sourcers, and retailers here in North America,” says Ben Mead, Managing Director of Hohenstein Institute America. “He has proven expertise in many areas that can add product performance while still having a positive impact on a company’s sustainability profile.”

While at Nike, Frazier focused on closed loops, greener chemistry, climate stability, water stewardship, and thriving communities. His duties included the development, deployment, and oversight of a variety of sustainability and product stewardship programs. These included the Restricted Substance List (RSL), Manufacturing Restricted Substance List (MRSL), Sustainable Chemistry Guidance (Positive Chemistries), the Global Water Quality Program, and the Green/Healthier Chemistry Program. His experience extends to aerospace and athletic footwear, apparel and equipment, as well as to environmental programs through materials and process engineering and chemistry applications. At Hohenstein, in addition to working directly with consumer product brands and manufacturers, Frazier will continue to serve in textile and apparel trade associations and to speak at industry events to promote collaboration and raise the environmental awareness of consumers, corporations, and young scientists.

The Hohenstein Group provides a unique, broad range of textile services including product compliance testing, the entire OEKO-TEX® brand portfolio, and product performance testing. The range of performance tests extends from clothing physiology assessments for quantifying comfort and fit to independent evaluations of technical features such as UV protection, moisture management, and antimicrobial performance. Hohenstein’s complete listings of testing and certification services, a sample of innovative product development projects, and educational materials are available on Hohenstein’s website or by emailing Ben Mead of Hohenstein Institute America at B.Mead@Hohenstein.com.

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