December 2000

Art Roth was named chairman of the Board of Directors of the
American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AMFA), Washington. Roth is president and
CEO of Universal Fiber Systems, Bristol, Va.

KoSa has promoted
James M. Hurt to the position of global vice president, human resources. Hurt will
also be responsible for global communications and public affairs activities.


Richard Montanaro Jr. has been promoted to president of
Astro Dye Works Inc., Calhoun, Ga. In addition, the company has promoted
Robert Novotny to vice president, sales, and added
Thomas M. Shea as director of marketing.

Textile Hall Corp., Greenville, S.C., re-elected
Richard K. Heusel as chairman of the Board of Directors and
J. Robert Ellis as president and CEO during its recent annual meeting. Other
officers re-elected include:
Butler B. Mullins, executive vice president;
Sandra R. Reese, senior vice president;
Linda C. Rank, vice president; and
John W. Oliver, treasurer and CFO.

The Hosiery Association (THA), Charlotte, N.C., elected
Robert H. “Bob” Yoe III as chairman of the Board during its 95th annual meeting
and convention in Palm Beach, Fla.

Kellwood Co., St. Louis, has named
Jeffrey Kreindel president, Vintage Blue division. He will be responsible for
overseeing all operations at Vintage Blue, from sourcing and production activities to sales and
merchandising efforts.

Trainor Critz joined
Cargill Dow, Minnetonka, Minn., as manager, North American fiber sales.

John A. Boland III, former president and CEO of
Dominion Textile Inc., Montreal, Quebec, has been named the first Georgia Textile
Manufacturers Association (GTMA) Executive in Residence within the
Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Textile and Fiber Engineering, Atlanta.

J. Scott Mosteller has been named president and CEO of
DeSoto Mills, Fort Payne, Ala., Atlanta, has named
Steffan R. Burns COO. He will be responsible for new business development,
marketing, customer service and technology.

WestPoint Stevens Inc., West Point, Ga., announced the retirement of President and
James J. Ward, effective January 2000. Ward, who has been in the home fashions
industry for 32 years, has served as president and COO since 1997, and has been a Board member
since 1998.

Woolrich Inc., Woolrich, Pa., has appointed
Bill Ferry to the company’s Board of Directors. In his career, Ferry has served as
president of Eastern Mountain Sports and vice chairman of Lands’ End. He also held positions with
DuPont and General Tire & Rubber Co.

EDANA, the European trade association for the nonwovens and absorbent products
industries, has recently appointed
Paul Dewingaerden to the position of secretary general.

Sulzer Textile Inc., Spartanburg, S.C., has promoted
Fritz Legler to the position of president. Legler has been employed with the
company since 1990.


John F. Vickers retired as chairman of
Benjn. R. Vickers & Sons Ltd., England, and will continue to serve as a
non-executive director.
Peter Vickers was appointed chairman of the company.

William “Bill” B. McAndrew has been promoted to vice president of sales and
Zima Corp., Spartanburg, S.C. He will be responsible for all marketing functions
of Kusters Textile Machinery Corp., also located in Spartanburg.

December 2000