General Manager, American & Efird Vietnam Thread LLC, A&E / Elevate Textiles
Juok joined American & Efird (A&E) in 2001 as a Korea Sales Representative. She was quickly promoted to Korea Branch Manager and was named to her current position, General Manager for Vietnam, in 2015. Juok was responsible for leading A&E’s greenfield project in Nhon Trach, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam, from its groundbreaking to grand opening in 2019 and is responsible today for all aspects of its operation, P&L and the leadership of its more than 200 employees. In addition, Juok is responsible for leading A&E’s Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Territories. Juok is a key member of the company’s leadership and accountable to drive strategic initiatives in the region to best service the Apparel, Footwear, Leather Bag and Furniture factories supporting EU and US buyers.
American & Efird operates as a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles. Other Elevate portfolio brands include Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and Safety Components.