PrimaLoft has announced the opening in June of its first wholly-owned subsidiary in Asia, and has hired Boris Lu as operations manager. The new office is located in Xiamen, China, a busy port city where the textile sector is well established, between the key destinations of Hong Kong and Shanghai. The facility includes customer service, technical support and a quality control laboratory. Lu joins PrimaLoft from Albany International, where he served as global commodity manager for six years. Prior to this, he worked at Katun Corporation as sourcing manager and held multiple positions in supply chain management at Kodak.