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John L. Bakane
Executive Chairman of the Board

John L. Bakane joined the Frontier management team in June of 2009. He has had a career as a business leader in the textile industry for over 30 years. John formerly held positions as Chairman of the Board, CEO, President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Cone Mills Corporation and Cone Denim, an ITG company. As CEO of Cone Denim, he transitioned Cone Denim from the largest denim company in the U.S. to the largest denim company in the world. Mr. Bakane was instrumental in developing start-up and operations of businesses in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Cone Denim built facilities in Mexico, China and Nicaragua while under his leadership. John earned his MBA degree from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and his B.S. from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.