Charles A Hayes Dies At Age 68

Charles A. (Chuck) Hayes, chairman of Guilford Mills, Greensboro, N.C., and president of the
American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), Washington, for the 2001-2002 term, died Sunday,
July 22 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 68.Hayes turned the one-plant Guilford operation into a
dominant force in the textile industry during his tenure as CEO from 1971-1999. The company earned
a spot on the Fortune 500 in 1988.As the first knitter in the ATMIs history to be elected
president, Hayes sought to bring a united front to the organization, giving all sectors of the
textile industry a unified voice.In addition to his professional accomplishments, Hayes was also a
philanthropist, donating time and money to literacy causes. Hayes served on the University of North
Carolina – Greensboro Board of Trustees from 1980-1991, serving as chairman for six years. He
pledged $666,666 to the school to endow a professorship at the School of Education.