May/June 2011

U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel, Washington, has elected
Maureen Gray, Polo Ralph Lauren, chairman;
John Clark, Michar LLC, vice-chairman;
Steve Odom, Eddie Bauer, secretary; and
Michael Singer, Macy’s Merchandising Group, treasurer.

FilSpec Inc., Quebec, has named
Peter J. Hegarty vice president, global business development, FilSpec and Richmond
Specialty Yarns.

F. Schumacher & Co., New York City, has named
Gerald W. Puschel chairman of the Board.

Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco, has named
Laurie Etheridge senior vice president, women’s merchandising & design; and
Rebecca Van Dyck global chief marketing officer; Levi’s® brand.

Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH, Germany, has appointed
Harald Szczepanek joint managing director.

Concept III Textiles International
, Red Bank, N.J., has named
Mark Sardella eastern sales director.

American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va., has named
Rick Darling, LF USA, chairman of the Board of Directors;
Philip Williamson, Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing, vice chairman;
Joseph Gromek, Warnaco Inc., treasurer; and
Rick Helfenbein, TellaS Ltd. and Luen Thai USA, secretary.

National Retail Federation, Washington, has named
Beth Provenzano senior director, federal government relations.

Crypton Inc., West Bloomfield, Mich., has named
Alan A. Barr CFO and COO.

Starlinger & Co. GmbH, Austria, has named
Anton Huber managing director.

Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI’s) Tent Rental Division,
Roseville, Minn., has presented the Bruce W. Wodetzki Award to
Todd Dalland, president and cofounder of Future Tents Ltd. (FTL) Design
Engineering Studio and FTL Solar, New York City.

Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands, has named
Guido Vliegen global group director, TenCate Grass; and
Mark Edwards president, North American operations, TenCate Advanced Armor.