Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., has made the following appointments:
Howard L. Dunn
, vice chairman;
Franklin N. Saxon
, president and COO;
Rodney A. Smith
, president, Culp Decorative Fabrics;
Boyd B. Chumbley
, president, Culp Velvets/Prints; and
Robert G. Culp IV
, president, Culp Home Fashions.
Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn., has named
marketing director, Asia.
The Hosiery Association, Charlotte, recently elected
, Accessory Source LLC, chairman;
, W.Y. Shugart & Sons Inc., first vice chairman; and
, Acme-McCrary Corp., second vice chairman.
, Bossong Hosiery Mills Inc.;
, DeSoto Mills Inc.;
, Fox River Mills;
, Kentucky Derby Hosiery;
, PAM Trading Corp.; and
, Moretz Inc., were elected to first terms as hosiery manufacturer and supplier
Optimer Performance Fibers has promoted
to president, European Division.
CHT R. Beitlich Corp., Charlotte, has named
Barry L. Ferguson
vice president of sales.
INVISTA™ Inc.’s Kennesaw, Ga.-based Invista Interiors organization has made the
, vice president, commercial/transportation flooring;
, vice president, residential flooring;
, vice president, home/hospitality interiors;
, business director, South America;
, vice president, interiors, Asia Pacific;
, vice president, interiors, Europe; and
global technology director.
Wacker Chemical Corp., Adrian, Mich., has appointed
Joseph Wilson Jr.
vice president, performance materials, Wacker Silicones.
The Lowell, Mass.-based
American Textile History Museum recently elected
Normand E. Deschene
, Lowell General Hospital;
, University of Massachusetts Lowell; and
David A. Webster
, Webster & Co. Ltd, to its Board of Trustees. The museum re-elected
John E. Pearson Jr.
, Butler Bank and Pearson & Pearson LLP, chairman;
Michael J. Smith
president and CEO;
Hiram M. Samel
, Merida Meridian Inc., vice chairman;
secretary and clerk;
Kenneth J. McAvoy
, Ames Textile Corp., assistant treasurer.
Karen Neuburger/KN Ltd., San Rafael, Calif., as vice president, brand
Association of Georgia’s Textile, Carpet and Consumer Products Manufacturers
(GTMA) has elected
Donald R. Henderson
, Mount Vernon Mills Inc., chairman;
J. Tom Watters
, Syntec Industries, vice chairman;
David C. Clarke
, Royal Ten Cate USA, treasurer; and
Richard P. Strawhorn
, Mohawk Industries Inc.;
, Victor Forstmann Inc.;
, Mannington Carpets Inc.;
, American Mills Inc.;
, Milliken & Company; and
, Engineering Textile Group Inc., were appointed to the Board of Directors.
was re-elected president of the board.
International Rayon and Synthetic Fibers Committee (CIRFS), Brussels, has
Textile Education Foundation Inc., Atlanta, has elected
, Ten Cate Nicolon USA, president;
Douglas R. Tingle
, 1888 Mills LLC, vice president;
, Shaw Industries Inc., treasurer; and
was re-elected executive vice president.
, YKK USA;
, Ethicon Inc.; and
, Mannington Carpets Inc., were elected to the Board of Directors.
Southern Textile Research Conference, operating under the auspices of the
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Research Triangle Park,
N.C., recently presented Luther B. Arnold scholarships to
, Clemson University, and
, Auburn University.