November 2001

Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., has named

Dr. Roy G. Cantrell
vice president of agricultural research. Cantrell will succeed

Dr. William Lalor
, who recently retired.

Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., announced

Joan Seelaus
has joined the organization as an electronic advocacy expert.



Springs Industries Inc., Fort Mill, S.C., has named

Kenneth E. Kutcher
executive vice president and CFO; and

Ted Matthews
vice president, corporate communications.

Steven Hoffman
has joined
WestPoint Stevens Inc., West Point, Ga., in the newly created position of vice
president, licenses.

American Yarn Spinners Association Inc. (AYSA), Gastonia, N.C., has elected the
following officers:

Charles L. Little
, Mount Vernon Mills, president;

Michael S. Hubbard
, executive vice president and secretary;

James W. Chesnutt
, National Spinning Co. Inc., first vice president;

Stephen G. Dobbins
, Carolina Mills Inc., second vice president; and

Fred A. Jackson
, American & Efird Inc., treasurer. Named to AYSA’s Board of Directors were:

Jerry Rowland
, National Textiles LLC;

Howell Newton
, Trio Manufacturing Co.;

Charles J. Buie, Jr.
, Charles Craft Inc.;

W. Ralph Jones III
, Jones Companies Ltd.;

Allen Barwick
, Shuford Mills Inc.; and

Marshall Cooper
, Harriet & Henderson Yarns Inc. Named to the Board of Directors and to the Executive
Committee were:

Mark B. Kent
, The Kent Manufacturing Co.;

Anderson D. Warlick
, Parkdale Mills Inc.; and

Bruce Lanier, Jr.
, Wehadkee Yarn Mills Inc.

Fairlawn, Ohio-based
Omnova Solutions Inc., has given its 2000 Technology Award to

Bernard North

Rick Bishop

Mark Mussman
from the company’s Chester, S.C., facility. The team developed Sequapel®, a fluoropolymer
repellent system unique to Omnova. The Technology Award recognizes exemplary technology-based
contributions by technical-, product- and market-development associates.

Bayer Corp, Pittsburgh, has announced a reorganization of senior management within
Bayer Dorlastan®, its global spandex business. Appointments include:

Werner W. Nahl
, vice president, global Dorlastan marketing and sales;

Neal Tonks
, vice president, global Dorlastan manufacturing;

Rolf Dietmar-Viehoever
, director, sales and marketing; and

James Heslep
, vice president, Dorlastan sales and marketing.

Dr. Michael Radermacher
will remain head of the global Dorlastan business.

Degussa Corp., Parsippany, N.J., has named

Helio Takahashi
director of manufacturing within the bleaching and water chemicals business unit.



Textured Yarn Association of America Inc. (TYAA), Gastonia, N.C., has elected the
following officers for 2001-2002:

Robert Howell
, Dillon Yarn Corp., president;

Tony Dotson
, KoSa, first vice president, technical;

Richard White
, Milliken & Company, second vice president, technical;

Jim McBride
, Cognis Corp., vice president, membership;

Mark Hubbard
, Wellman Inc., vice president, publicity, publications and archives;

Jerry Eskew
, Day International, vice president, conventions.

Jerry King
, Milliken & Company, will continue to serve as executive secretary. Board members for
the new term comprise:

Chas Scott
, Unifi Inc.;

Tommy George
, Spectrum Textured Yarns;

Adam Watson
, BASF; and

Ulrik Frodermann
, American Barmag Corp.

Pittsfield, Mass.-based
Pittsfield Plastics Engineering Inc. & Precision Spools Inc. has promoted

Thomas W. Walker
to president and CEO, and

Stephen McCuin
to vice president, operations. The company has elected

Bruce Lev
to the Board of Directors and appointed

Duncan Cooper
, vice chairman, Board of Directors.

William (Sam) Parris
has been promoted to vice president, sales, and elected to the Board of Directors.

Tappahannock, Va.-based
H. Warshow & Sons Inc. has promoted

Pete McBride
to vice president, manufacturing.



Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Association International (SGIA), Fairfax,
Va., has conferred its highest honor — the 2001 Howard Parmele Award — to

Mark Coudray
, Serigraphic Designs Inc., San Luis Obispo, Calif.

November 2001