The Raleigh, N.C.-based, Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) has elected the following to its Board of Directors: Mel Berzack, Sewn Products Equipment Co.; Rolando Bohlemann, Schmetz Needle Corp.; Per Bringle, Eton Systems; Dr. Mike Fralix, [TC] 2; Martin Gopman, Universal Sewing Machine Co.; Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine Co.; Al Irvine, American & Efird; Rick Ludolph, Productive Solutions; Nina McCormack, Dürkopp-Adler America; Eric Schlossman, Consew; Lonny Schwartz, Superior Sewing Machine & Supply; Roy Shurling, Lectra North America; Sam Simpson, Gerber Technology; and John Stern, Methods Workshop.
The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF), Roseville, Minn., has awarded scholarships to the following: IFF Student Scholarship — Sudheer Jinka and Vinitkumar Singh, Texas Tech University, and Alexa Woodruff, Philadelphia University; Architect Scholarship — Maria Paulina Carvallo, Illinois Institute of Technology; IFAI Membership Scholarship — Matthew Sweeney and Ryan Gatti; Fabric Graphics Association Membership Scholarship — Ryan Alvarez; and Tent Rental Division Membership Scholarship — Nicholas Wodetzki.
Maria Malave-Ruiz, production operations manager at Oswego Industries Inc., Fulton, N.Y., has received the East Region NISH Products Award for her efforts in Oswego's military coveralls project.
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, N.C., has elected R. Michael Tyndall, Cotton Incorporated, president; and Dr. Peter J. Hauser, North Carolina State University's College of Textiles, president-elect.
The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), Switzerland, has elected Bashir H. Ali Mohammad president; Josué C. Gomes da Silva and Wang Tiankai vice presidents; and Bassem Sultan treasurer.
Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG, Germany, has named Alois Böckmann manager, responsible for accounting, human resources and information technology.