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March 2001

The Atlanta Textile Club recently installed its 2001 officers. The new officers include: Tom Franklin, Q.E. Co., president; Mike Todaro, American Apparel Producers’ Network, vice president; Dale McCollum, Mount Vernon Mills, treasurer; Kelly Waldrop, Johnston Industries, secretary; and Larry Haddock, Southern Polytechnical State University, executive secretary.

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Committee D12 on Soaps and Other Detergents, West Conshohocken, Pa., recently honored Edward Miller, program leader for The Consumers Union of the United States, Yonkers, N.Y., with an ASTM Award of Merit.

Paula P. Kosmatka has been named design director for Woolrich Inc., Woolrich, Pa. Kosmatka will be responsible for design and design direction of men’s and women’s apparel.

Boehme Filatex Inc., Reidsville, N.C., has promoted Wade Burgess to coordinator of laboratory services. In addition, the company has named Billy Gardner manager of the preparation/dyeing chemicals business unit and Dick Brown manager of the finishing chemicals business unit.

Stephen Mullady has been named regional sales representative for Creanova Inc., Somerset, N.J.

BBA Nonwovens, Simpsonville, S.C., has named John Reeves vice president of business development for the Medical and Industrial Division of the company. Reeves will oversee acquisitions, joint ventures, product- line extension and the development of new business opportunities.

Glen Syvertsen has been named vice president of 828 International Trading Co., Greenville, S.C. Syvertsen will focus on increasing sales, new business and market share for the company.

KoSa, Houston, has named Bill Caffey, Koch Industries, Wichita, Kan., executive vice president and chairman of the Board of Directors.

Leonard F. Ferro has been named chief accounting officer for Galey & Lord Inc., Greensboro, N.C. Ferro will be responsible for all domestic and foreign financial activities for the company.

Cone Mills Corp., Greensboro, N.C., has named W. Scott Wenhold treasurer. Wenhold replaces David E. Bray, who retired after a 23-year career with the company.

Jan Warnack has been named national sales manager for Robertex, Calhoun, Ga. Warnack previously worked for Robertex as director of customer service before joining Atelier Carpets in 1998.

Guy Massenaux has retired from the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), Belgium. Massenaux served as secretary general of the association for 29 years.

The Association of Industrial Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), Fort Mill, S.C., has named Phil Faria Jr., Lamart Corp., Clifton, N.J., chair of its coating and laminating committee.

Marjorie Hoyne, president and creative director of the Spectrum Fabrics Division of Covington Industries, New York City, will retire in May 2001 after a 19-year career with the company.

DuPont Apparel and Textile Sciences, Charlotte, N.C., has named Jeff McGuire manager of North America activewear and outdoor marketing. McGuire’s new management team includes: Susan Chamberlin, Brian Gallagher, Ellen Halperin, Holly Hill, Cathy Knowles, Alyssa Koontz, Steve Lewis, Marsha Reier, Nigel Retchless, Bob Schantz, Claudia Schultze, and Donna Snyder.

Concept III Textiles, Red Bank, N.J., has named Andy Coutant technical sales coordinator. Coutant will direct all sourcing, development and sales of specialized textiles. The company has also appointed Chris Parkes national sales manager and Chris Humphris general manager for European sales. In addition, Jen Miller now handles all administrative, financial and customer services for the company.

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., has added the following individuals to its staff: Barbara Day, administrative assistant for customer satisfaction; Ryan Williams, information technologies manager; and Tim Young, controller. CRI also announces the retirement of 30-year employee Betty Hickman.

March 2001