Thimo Schwenzfeier, director marketing communications, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Dennis Smith, president, Messe Frankfurt USA
David Gardner, managing director, Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas, (SPESA)
Frédérique Mutel, president and CEO, JEC Group
Michael Jänecke, director, brand management, technical textiles & textile processing, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
First time Techtextil North America exhibitor Germany-based Olbo & Mehler exhibited basalt fabrics for high-temperature applications among other technical fabrics.
Gerhard Klier with Germany-based nonwovens producer Sandler AG
Rich Lippert, director of business development, Protective Market, Glen Raven Technical Fabrics, Glen Raven, N.C.
Klaus Buesing, business development manager, Monofilaments, Dr. Karl Wetekam & Co. KG, Germany
Frantisek Beno (left) and Petr Zapletal, Czech Republic-based glass and natural fiber nonwovens producer Kobe-cz.
Laura Teter, international inside sales, Miller Weldmaster, Navarre, Ohio
Stanley Hsu, Taiwan-based Litex Textile & Technology Co. Ltd.
Cruz Ortiz, Mexico-based technical yarn manufacturer Textiles Técnicos S.A. de C.V.
Rob Singer, France-based JTTI Group’s business development office, Burlington, Vt.
James Maurer, vice president of business development, Directed Vapor Technologies
Nitesh Mittal, Kusumgar Corporates Pvt. Ltd., India
Texprocess USA exhibitor Spain-based Jeanologia S.L. demonstrated its Flexi HS3D laser denim finishing technology
Jeanologia laser-treated denim after treatment, but prior to washing.
Mark Hatton (left), vice president sales – Americas; and Jacob Blackburn, global marketing coordinator, American & Efird LLC, Mount Holly, N.C.
(left to right): Robert Ariagno, vice president of sales, Seaway Yarns Ltd., Ontario; Carroll Craft, technical service & sales, Gastonia, N.C.-based A.B. Carter Inc.; and Henderson Wise, national marketing manager, A.B. Carter
Henderson Wise, national marketing manager, A.B. Carter Inc., Gastonia, N.C.
Victor M. Almeida (left), textile engineer, sales, customer support; and PJ McCord, director of sales, (the Americas), Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Jefferson, Ga.
(left to right): Robert Saunders, head of textile coatings NAFTA, Covestro LLC, Coatings, Adhesives & Specialities, Pittsburgh; Steve Leiserson, vice president, Schroeder Sewing Technologies Inc., San Marcos, Calif.; and Rolf Irnich, head of global technical development Textile, Covestro Polymers (China) Co. Ltd., Shanghai
Norm Uress (left), sales representative, Advanced Color Technologies Inc., Greenville, S.C.; and Mike Tancini, director of sales, US/Canada, Datacolor Inc., Concord, N.C.
L. Dean Johnson (left), market manager, technical fibers, EMS-Chemie (North America) Inc., Sumter, S.C.
(left to right): Doug Stowers, sales engineer – technical fibers, EMS-Chemie (North America) Inc., Sumter, S.C.; Andreas Lütscher, vice president, manager division, technical fibers, EMS-Chemie AG, Switzerland; Lee Horeyseck, market manager – coatings + additives, EMS-Chemie (North America); and L. Dean Johnson, market manager – technical fibers, EMS-Chemie (North America)
(left to right): G.W. “Bill” Boozer, territory manager, Frankl & Thomas Inc., Greenville, S.C.; David Boaz, territory manager, Frankl & Thomas; Oliver Jung, managing partner, Bobotex Hans Ladwig GmbH & Co. KG, Germany; and Putt Church, territory manager, Frankl & Thomas
Jim Hopkins (right), director of sales and marketing, Hamrick Mills, Gaffney, S.C.
The Henderson Sewing Machine Co. booth at Texprocess Americas
Terry Zens (left), president, Zens Manufacturing Inc., Milwaukee; and Harrell W. Ligon, president, Lang Ligon & Co. Inc., Greenville, S.C.
(left to right): Harrell W. Ligon, president; Jim Stephens, technical services; Stephen “Steve” Charron, technical services; and Brian Brimer, technical sales and service, Greenville, S.C.-based Lang Ligon & Co. Inc.; with Davide Benelli, Italy-based Ergotron S.r.l.
Joseph G. Poterala (left), vice president of operations, Mascoe Systems Corp., Greenville, S.C.; and Paul Ledford, president, Green Textile Machine LLC, Kings Mountain, N.C.
(left to right): Mark Reese, owner, Measured Solutions Inc., Greenville, S.C.; Thomas Schwing, managing director, Germany-based Schwing Fluid Technik GmbH; Patrick Raines, Measured Solutions; and David D. Curry, Measured Solutions Inc.
Josh Davis (left), PA Group USA; and Davide Giustina, Gruppo Partners Associates, Italy
Jerry F. Simmons (left), senior sales manager, High Performance Yarn Division; and Kim Hall, sales representative, High Performance and Specialty Yarn Divisions, Pharr Yarns LLC, McAdenville, N.C.
(left to right): Jessy Lauga-Brown, regional sales manager, textiles, and sales administrator, Tinius Olsen, England; Susan Miller, sales administration, SDL Atlas, Rock Hill, S.C.; John Crocker, business development manager, SDL Atlas; and Brian M. Leavitt, sales engineer, Process Innovations, Dartmouth, Mass.
Atlanta-based SoftWear Automation held several open house events at its headquarters during Texprocess to showcase its robotic sewing equipment including the Lowry
SoftWear Automation’s budger technology uses camera vision systems to move fabric during the sewing process.
SoftWear has several technologies in developement that will be commercially available very soon including the automatic sewing machine (ASM).
Dr. Filippo Lanaro (left), managing director,Italy-based Lawer S.p.A.; and Erwin J. Holbein, president, Symtech Inc., Spartanburg, S.C.
(left to right): Roland Zimmer, president and CEO, Zimmer America, Cowpens, S.C.; Bob Patterson, sales manager, Zimmer America; and Tony Guhr, director, Carbon Fiber Remanufacturing (CFR), Whitewater, Kan.