Picanol NV, Belgium, has appointed Tom Johnston sales manager, Picanol of America.

The Secretariat of the Washington-based International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has named Lorena Ruiz economist.

Westerly, R.I.-based Darlington Fabrics, a division of The Moore Company, has added David Turk to its sales team.

Italy-based Itema S.p.A. has named Steve Brown sales manager of Itema America Inc.; and Lorenzo Minelli research & innovation director, ItemaLab.

Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., has named Boyd Chumbley executive vice president, Upholstery Fabrics Division.

Safe Reflections, St. Paul, Minn., has named Cedra Garcia global account manager.

Switzerland-based Santex Group has named Marco Tecchio CEO, Santex Group and Santex AG; and Heinz Michel president, Santex AG.

The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has awarded scholarships to the following students: Charles H. Stone Scholarship — Alyx Kahn, Kristin Smithgall, Nicholas Cone and Devin Harkins, Clemson University, and Chase Pfendler, North Carolina State University (NCSU); Charles E. Gavin III Family Scholarship — Brittany Sipin and Matthew Lopez, Auburn University; Color Solutions International Textile and Apparel Design Scholarship — Cierra Hoover, NCSU, and Christine Petroni, Bucks County Community College; and Metro Scholarship — Jasmine Sousa, University of  Rhode Island, and Blaze Javier Mendela, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., Aurora, Ill., has promoted Marcia Ayala to vice president, research and development.

Finland-based Suominen Corp. has named Dan Dunbar vice president, sourcing.

September/October 2014