Mike Watson is the Vice President of Fiber Competition for Cotton Incorporated. In this role, Watson manages the research related to creating better methods of fiber, yarn, and fabric testing, as well as management of the program development and customer services of Cotton Management Systems. The Fiber Competition division is also responsible for quality related testing for Cotton Incorporated and maintains a modern fiber, yarn, fabric and end-product testing laboratory located in Cary, North Carolina.
Watson joined Cotton Incorporated in 1982. Prior to joining Cotton Incorporated, he worked for Burlington Industries for nine years, where his responsibilities included laboratory management, product quality assurance, product development and manufacturing management. Watson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from North Carolina State University.