April Stewart Kappler

Director, Operations

As the Director of Operations for ColorZen, April has worked to establish ColorZen’s first processing facility in North Carolina. Additionally, she manages the entire cotton supply chain for the company and serves as project management command central for all teams to ensure projects and production run smoothly.

Prior to joining ColorZen, April worked for the state of North Carolina on foreign and textile investment projects. In this role, she successfully completed twenty projects creating nearly 900 jobs and directing $302 million in investment into the state. April’s love of cotton and textiles began as the Manager of Asia Programs for Cotton Council International in Washington, DC. In this role she traveled extensively throughout Asia, managing consumer marketing campaigns, and serving on industry delegations to promote international trade and sales of US cotton.

A proud alumna of Appalachian State University, April graduated magna cum laude with a BS in International Relations and Comparative Politics, and a BA in Chinese Studies. She holds a MBA from North Carolina State University. April is a passionate yogi and adventurer.