Co-Founder of 1947LLC and CEO of Ocean State Innovations
Ed Ricci, has over 30 years of experience in the textile industry. A third-generation textile executive, formerly the CEO of a group of textile companies in the United States and Asia. Through his vast experience and previous responsibility for over 6000 textile workers worldwide innovation has always been a top priority. He has a BS in Marketing from Boston College and an MBA from Bryant University.
Co-Founder of 1947 LLC & Partner at Ocean State Innovations
Ben Galpen, has over 25 years of experience in the textile industry. Ben is one of the most knowledgeable and respected people in the textile industry. He has a BA in Communications from the University of Rhode Island.
President of Ocean State Innovations
Bryan Boulis, has over 40 years of broad woven textile experience sourcing fabrics both domestically and globally for a wide variety of end users. He has a BS in Business Administration from Stonehill College.
COO Ocean State Innovations
Mark Hinch, is a US Navy Veteran who’s held a variety of operational and financial roles for over 30 years in the Textile Industry. Mr. Hinch is motivated to form teams and lead them toward the strategic goal in order to insure operational excellence . Mark has a BS in Leadership from Northeastern University.
Senior Vice President Ocean State Innovations
David Mackney, has over 25 years in the Textile Industry. Mr. Mackney has broad cloth experience with both woven & knit fabrics across many performance textile applications from apparel to parachutes. He also has experience on the fiber side of textiles as well. David has a BS in Business Administration from Providence College.