Allen Gant Receives STA's Chapman Award
During the joint meeting of the Southern Textile Association (STA) and Fiber Buyers Groups, held
earlier this month at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., STA presented its Chapman Award
to Allen E. Gant Jr., president, CEO and chairman of the Board of Directors of Glen Raven Inc.,
Glen Raven, N.C. The award — named in honor of James A. Chapman Sr., James A. Chapman Jr. and
Joseph W. Chapman of Inman Mills, Inman, S.C. — recognizes individuals who have given exemplary
service to the textile industry.
Gant attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received an honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Elon University. He has been active in numerous business, civic and nonprofit organizations and currently serves as chairman of the Institute of Textile Technology. Among other distinctions, he also is past chairman and current Board member of the National Council of Textile Organizations and North Carolina Textile Foundation; was a member of President George W. Bush's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations; served on the Board of Directors of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition; was appointed in 2010 to the U.S. Department of Commerce — Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textiles and Clothing; and is a member of the Class of 2010 of the American Textile Hall of Fame.
Gant and his wife, Denise, live in Burlington, N.C. They have two children.
Allen E. Gant Jr.
June 25, 2013