Meet the executives building a global leader in technical textiles. Our team brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Davlyn Group and works together to drive results and
strategic alignment.

Mauricio Zavatti

Chief Executive Officer

Mauricio joined Davlyn Group in January 2019 as Chief Executive Officer. Mauricio brings a unique combination of industrial sales and marketing, consulting, M&A, general management and manufacturing improvement leadership experience, following progressively senior roles at Bain, Danaher Corporation, Tyco, and Belden Inc. Mauricio holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from Wharton.

David Sadler

Vice President of Finance

David has been leading all finance functions for Davlyn Group since joining in 2020. Previously, David was the VP of Finance at Ceco Environmental, a fluid handling and filtration manufacturer. He has held previous finance roles at Preferred Sands, EnPro, Johnson & Johnson, and Tyco. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. David holds a BS in Computer Science from The Citadel and an MBA from Regis University.

Stephen Tang

Vice President and General Manager of Norfab-Amatex

Stephen manages our Norfab-Amatex business, which Davlyn Group acquired in 2020. Stephen was most recently with ITW, where he was the Industrial Business Unit Manager for Brooks Instruments. Prior to ITW, he held several general management and engineering roles at Micross Components and Kulicke and Soffa. Stephen holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell and an MBA from Columbia University.

Joe Hughes

President of Darco Southern and General Manager of Amatex Laconia

Joe has been with Davlyn Group since 2015 and manages the Darco Southern and Amatex Laconia operations. Previously, Joe held various leadership roles at AES, including Chief Business Officer and Vice President of Sales. Prior to AES, Joe held a variety of roles at Russell, Champion, VF Corporation, and Burlington Industries. Joe holds a BA in Accounting and Business Management from North Carolina State University.

Michael Braswell

Vice President of Operations and Engineering

Michael has been managing the company’s operations and engineering functions since 2019. Prior to joining Davlyn Group, Michael served as Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Tesla. He previously held roles of increasing responsibility at Celgard. Michael holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from Duke University.

Jeff Zola

Vice President of Marketing

Jeff has been with Davlyn Group since 2019, and is responsible for strategy and marketing. Prior to joining the company, Jeff served as Vice President of Marketing for NovaTech, LLC. He previously held a variety of technical and commercial leadership roles at DuPont, AMETEK, and Tyco. Jeff holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management, both from Drexel University.

John Rutt

Vice President of Business Development

John joined Davlyn Group in 2021 and is responsible for the company’s overall business development efforts. John was most recently with Fulcrum Business Development Services, of which he was the founder. John brings over 20 years of industrial sales leadership experience, including several years as Davlyn Manufacturing’s Director of Sales & Marketing. John holds a BS In Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.