RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — March 2, 2015 — In recognition of his outstanding service to the Association, AATCC has named Kantilal (“Kanti”) A. Jasani as the 2015 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award. A member of AATCC since 1972, Kanti Jasani has served the Association with honor and distinction. Jasani has viewed his career in textiles and membership in AATCC as a harmonious blending of service to the worldwide textile community.
Jasani is currently the AATCC Regional Board Member for the Central Atlantic Region, and also serves on the AATCC Board of Directors. Jasani has served on various test method committees for over 20 years. He has also served on the AATCC Foundation Student Research Support Grant Committee since 2000. Jasani also served on the AATCC Olney Award Committee from 1998-2002, and chaired this committee in 2003.
Nationally, Jasani was AATCC Regional Vice-President from 2003-2005, and AATCC Central Atlantic Regional Board member from 2005-2008. Locally, he joined the AATCC Delaware Valley Section in 1999, and is currently an active member of this section. He also was a member of the AATCC Hudson Mohawk Section from 1975 to 1993, and held several positions in this section.
Most recently, Jasani chaired the Association’s Wet Processing of Textiles with Spandex: Best Practices Conference held at the Textile Technology Center in Belmont, NC, USA. This program was designed to share industry concerns and case studies related to fastness issues at various stages of manufacturing operations; and ultimately, use this collective knowledge to improve existing test methods and create new methods.
Jasani is a champion of the Association and promotes its mission and vision locally, nationally, and internationally. His vast experience in the textile industry is reflected in the many contributions he makes to the Association.
The Association will present the Chapin Scroll during the International Conference Awards Luncheon that will take place March 26, 2015, in Savannah, Ga.
Posted March 2, 2014