November 2003

Cranston Print Works Co., Cranston, R.I., has promoted
Nona Waters to stylist at its New York studio, and
Tiffany Jawor and
Janet Nimiroski to assistant stylists at its Rhode Island studio.

SATO America Inc., Charlotte, has named
John Bauer central regional sales manager.


Paul Lavitt Mills Inc., Hickory, N.C., has named
Mark C. Albers president of its SAI® SuperSox® Division.

Eric Albert,
Skyler Burreson,
Peter Herbert and
James Reeser have joined Cleveland-based
Astrup Co. as account representatives.

At its 36th Annual Meeting, the
American Yarn Spinners Association, Gastonia, N.C., elected
Stephen G. Dobbins, Carolina Mills Inc., president; and
Werner Bieri, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., first vice president.
Fred A. Jackson, American & Efird Inc., was re-elected treasurer; and
Michael S. Hubbard was re-elected executive vice president and secretary. The
following members were named to the Board of Directors:
Steve Johnston, Avondale Mills Inc.;
Mark Kent, The Kent Manufacturing Co.;
Willis C. “Billy” Moore III, Unifi Inc.;
John M. Smeak Jr., Parkdale Sales Co.; and
Knox Winget, American & Efird Inc. Members of the Executive Committee include
Dobbins, Bieri, Jackson, Hubbard and Moore, as well as
James W. Chesnutt, National Spinning Co. Inc.;
Bruce Lanier Jr., Wehadkee Yarn Mills Inc.; and
Bill Malloy, Cheraw Yarn Mills Inc.

Kansas City, Kan.-based
Magnum Systems Inc. has named
Virgil Smit vice president, operations.

Russell Corp., Atlanta, has made the following appointments:
Ana Elena Erroz, senior production and inventory planning analyst, Jerzees
operations group;
James Forlini, senior sourcing manager, Russell Artwear;
Betsy Goree, purchasing manager, dyes and chemicals; and
Angela Holley, director, strategic procurement.

Carter’s, Atlanta, has appointed
Robin Rice executive vice president, marketing.

Woolrich Inc. Vice President
Bruce Heggenstaller has been elected to the Woolrich, Pa.-based company’s Board of
Directors. The company also has appointed
Jerry Rinder vice president, sales and domestic licensing.

Wilmington, Del.-based
INVISTA™ Inc. (formerly DuPont Textiles & Interiors) has named
Kent Smith vice president, North America, Apparel. Reporting to Smith are:
Bob Dzielak, sales manger;
Joe Robinson, technology manager;
Edson Garcia, general director, Fielmex/DuPek, Mexico;
Bill Foster, marketing manager;
Jeff Weber, product/price manager; and
Alyssa Koontz, communications manager. Invista also has named
Jon Penrice vice president, global marketing, Apparel.

Robert Van Jones has joined
Biddeford Blankets, Biddeford, Maine, as vice president, sales and marketing.

At its 2003 International Nonwovens Technical Conference, the
Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., presented
D. K. Smith, Ph.D., with the third annual INDA Award for Lifetime Technical


Nilit Ltd., Israel, has named
Mac Cheek to the new position of business manager, global joint ventures; and
Karen Johnson president, Nilit America Corp.

David Del Guercio has been named business director of Hopewell, Va.-based
Goldschmidt Chemical Corp.’s Textile Care business unit.

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Michael Blair has joined
Vieldhouse Machinery Co. Inc., St. Peters, Pa., as vice president and member of
the Board of Directors.
Darryl Pettigrew has been named a member of the board.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle
Park, N.C., honored three textile scientists at its recent International Conference &
Howard L. Needles received the Olney Medal for achievement in textile chemistry.
Neal Edward Franks received the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention for his work
in lyocell fiber development.
Nelson E. Hauser received the Harold C. Chapin Award for his service to AATCC.

November 2003