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Robert A. Ward

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Unifi, Inc.
Overview
Relationships
Paths
Education
Memberships
Career History
Boards & Committees
Political Donations

Robert A. Ward

Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Unifi, Inc.

Overview

Age
77 (Born 1941)
Notable Companies
Unifi, Inc.

The Financial Executives Institute
Board Seats
10
Number of Relationships
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Member, North Carolina Advisory Board at American National Bank & Trust Co. (Virginia)

President & Chief Executive Officer at Knitwear Fabrics, Inc.

Co-Owner at Carolina Hosiery Mills, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at W.E. Love & Associates, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at DGT Properties LLC

Former Group Vice President at Burlington Industries, Inc.

President, Treasurer & Director at 70 OLD NORTH STATE COUNCIL

Secretary at Appalachian State University Foundation, Inc.

Former Assistant Vice President at Bank/First Citizens Bank

Vice President at Laboratory Corporation of America, Inc.
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Educational Background

BA in Business Administration 
Class of 1962 
East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina boasts several nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs. East Carolina offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through its colleges of business, fine arts, health, dentistry, nursing and others. East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is one of its more impressive divisions. Among medical schools emphasizing primary care Brody ranked sixth by U.S. News and World Report. It also ranked ninth for rural medicine. Also intensely involved in research, Brody is renowned for its innovative work in robotic surgery. Brody’s research is also continually expanding as they are also partnered with several growing research and clinical care facilities. Brody’s education department is also one of its more respected. Graduates of ECU’s College of Education have been named Teachers of the Year at the state and national levels. Another of its notable departments is the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Training individuals in the visual and performing arts, this division is one of the more well-known on the East Coast and hosts numerous performances, exhibits and arts programs. Additional offerings at ECU include adult learning options, a language academy and distance learning. Student services meet a range of needs and include a career center, a writing center, study abroad programs, student government, disability support, counseling, student legal services, a student health center, on-campus housing, financial aid for eligible students, and many others.

Memberships

Member
Current
NCACPA has grown tremendously since its inception in 1919, from a mere 20 founding members to more than 13,000 today. For the past 90 years, providing superior member service has been the primary objective for the association. With strategic guidance from the board of directors, committees, and chapters, NCACPA has been successful in serving North Carolina’s CPAs, regardless of their area of accounting or professional climate. The association’s leaders and staff are dedicated to monitoring changes within the profession and ensuring members have the resources they need.
Member
Current
Member
Lambda Chi Alpha (???) is one of the largest men's secret general fraternities in North America, having initiated more than 280,000 members and held chapters at more than 300 universities. It is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and was founded by Warren A. Cole, while he was a student at Boston University, on November 2, 1909. The youngest of the fifteen largest social fraternities, Lambda Chi Alpha has initiated the third highest number of men ever, based on NIC statistics. Lambda Chi's National Headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Career History

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
1971 - 2005
Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Unifi, Inc. is a leading producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns. We provide innovative, global textile solutions and unique branded yarns for customers at every level of the supply chain. Our vast range of capabilities, state-of the art machinery and automation provide us with the needed flexibility to competitively operate on a global platform. Our core business consists of the manufacturing of POY (partially-oriented yarn), the texturing, air-jet texturing, twisting, and beaming of polyester and the texturing and covering of nylon filament yarns. Additionally, we have a large package dyeing operation, where we are able to dye a wide range of substrates. Unifi yarns can be found in many products, including apparel, hosiery, automotive, industrial applications and home and contract furnishings. Driven by innovation and committed to global product commercialization, our goal is to provide customers and consumers with products that enhance the value of everyday products. Customers that choose to do business with Unifi have quick access to the newest products, including Unifi's portfolio of branded products. Some of these products include aio® -- all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEK® A.M.Y.®, MYNX® UV, REPREVE®, REFLEXX®, INHIBIT® and SATURA®. These branded products can be found in many products manufactured by the world's leading brands and retailers. Founded in 1971, Unifi has evolved into one of the most diversified producers of synthetic filament yarns. With renewed momentum and a commitment to strengthen the company and shareholder value, Unifi is positioned for success. The Company continues to drive growth organically through increased support of branded products and a continued focus on operational excellence.
Accounting Manager
1965 - Prior
President
Prior
Staff Accountant
Prior

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2015
American National Bank & Trust Co.'s (ANBT) core investment philosophy focuses on preservation of wealth and portfolio diversification. The firm offers customized investment strategies designed to meet each client's long-term investment objectives.
Independent Director
2011 - Prior
American National Bankshares, Inc. operates as a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial products and services. It includes commercial, mortgage, consumer banking, trust, investment services, and insurance. It operates through the following segments: Community Banking; Trust and Investment Services; and Others. The Community Banking segment involves making loans to and generating deposits from individuals and businesses. The Trust and Investment Services segment offers estate planning, trust account administration, investment management, and retail brokerage. The Others segment includes debt service on trust preferred securities and corporate items. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Danville, VA.
Independent Director
2002 - 2012
MidCarolina Financial Corp. operates as a bank holding company. The firm, through its subsidiary, MidCarolina Bank, offers banking and financial services to individuals and small to medium sized businesses, with an emphasis on small business and consumer lending, through six full-service banking offices and two limited service offices in the cities of Burlington, Graham, Greensboro and Mebane. It offers debit cards, commercial and residential mortgage loans, financing for construction, credit and depository services, online banking, and equity lines of credit, as well as a complete line of brokerage services. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Burlington, NC.
Director
1997 - 2011
Member, Board of Directors
1971 - 2003
Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, Unifi, Inc. is a leading producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns. We provide innovative, global textile solutions and unique branded yarns for customers at every level of the supply chain. Our vast range of capabilities, state-of the art machinery and automation provide us with the needed flexibility to competitively operate on a global platform. Our core business consists of the manufacturing of POY (partially-oriented yarn), the texturing, air-jet texturing, twisting, and beaming of polyester and the texturing and covering of nylon filament yarns. Additionally, we have a large package dyeing operation, where we are able to dye a wide range of substrates. Unifi yarns can be found in many products, including apparel, hosiery, automotive, industrial applications and home and contract furnishings. Driven by innovation and committed to global product commercialization, our goal is to provide customers and consumers with products that enhance the value of everyday products. Customers that choose to do business with Unifi have quick access to the newest products, including Unifi's portfolio of branded products. Some of these products include aio® -- all-in-one performance yarns, SORBTEK® A.M.Y.®, MYNX® UV, REPREVE®, REFLEXX®, INHIBIT® and SATURA®. These branded products can be found in many products manufactured by the world's leading brands and retailers. Founded in 1971, Unifi has evolved into one of the most diversified producers of synthetic filament yarns. With renewed momentum and a commitment to strengthen the company and shareholder value, Unifi is positioned for success. The Company continues to drive growth organically through increased support of branded products and a continued focus on operational excellence.
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Chairman
Current
East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina boasts several nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs. East Carolina offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through its colleges of business, fine arts, health, dentistry, nursing and others. East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is one of its more impressive divisions. Among medical schools emphasizing primary care Brody ranked sixth by U.S. News and World Report. It also ranked ninth for rural medicine. Also intensely involved in research, Brody is renowned for its innovative work in robotic surgery. Brody’s research is also continually expanding as they are also partnered with several growing research and clinical care facilities. Brody’s education department is also one of its more respected. Graduates of ECU’s College of Education have been named Teachers of the Year at the state and national levels. Another of its notable departments is the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Training individuals in the visual and performing arts, this division is one of the more well-known on the East Coast and hosts numerous performances, exhibits and arts programs. Additional offerings at ECU include adult learning options, a language academy and distance learning. Student services meet a range of needs and include a career center, a writing center, study abroad programs, student government, disability support, counseling, student legal services, a student health center, on-campus housing, financial aid for eligible students, and many others.
Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current
ELON UNIVERSITY'S MISSION IS TO TRANSFORM THE MIND, BODY, AND SPIRIT AND ENCOURAGE FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE. THE UNIVERSITY PROVIDES A LIBERAL ARTS UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS.
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
The YMCA of Burlington & Camden Counties is a cause-driven, community based, charitable nonprofit organization that strengthens community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.Through a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, we ensure that everyone - regardless of age, income or background - has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
Director
Tenure Unconfirmed

Political Donations

$4,000
2004
$500
2002
Co-Founder at Campaign to Fix the Debt
$1,000
2001
$2,000
2000
$4,000
2000
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