July/August 2020

PVH Corp., New York City, has named Martijn Hagman CEO for Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe. He replaced Daniel Grieder who has retired.

Ernesto A. Maurer

Ernesto Maurer was elected president of the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) for a four-year term. He is president of the Swiss Textile Machinery Association, and has served as first vice president of CEMATEX for the past four years. In addition, the CEMATEX general assembly elected Swedish Textile Machinery Association (TMAS) President Mikael Äremann first vice president; and the Belgium Textile Machinery Association (Symatex) President Charles Beauduin second vice president.

Hudson, N.C.-based Outdura®, a division of Austria-based The Sattler Group, has hired Teresa Buelin to fill the role of business development and marketing manager. She will focus on building brand awareness as well as overseeing marketing initiatives for Outdura.

Germany-based Heytex has appointed Fabian Kampsen commercial director. He will lead
the global sales and marketing team.

England-based Global Inkjet Systems has named Steve Jeffels CFO.

HanesBrands’ board of directors has named Stephen B. Bratspies CEO and board member. He replaces Gerald W. Evans Jr. who is retiring after 37 years with the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based company.

Loepfe Brothers Ltd., Switzerland, recently named Silvano Auciello head of a newly combined sales and customer support setup; Guido Eiland now is responsible for leading a joint project management, applications and marketing team; and Sylvie Hunziker has added responsibility for driving the digital landscape and processes within Loepfe in addition to her role as lead of the production department.

The Washington-based National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) selected Lauren Biggs as the recipient of the 2020 Paul T. O’Day Scholarship Award. She is the daughter of Sheila Price and Unifi Inc. employee Alexander Graham Biggs III. Biggs will attend the University of South Carolina in the Computer Science program this fall.

J.Jill Inc., Quincy, Mass., has appointed Shelley Milano to its board of directors.

MycoWorks, a San Francisco-based biomaterials company, recently added Chief Manufacturing Officer Doug Hardesty, Chief of Product Mike Todd and Advisor John Diener to its team.


Kevin Bailey, executive vice president and group president, APAC — Asia Pacific region — for Denver-based VF Corp. also will take on leadership of the company’s emerging brands platform. Bailey will manage the Altra®, Eagle Creek® JanSport® and Smartwool® brands
in the Americas Region.

St. Louis-based Evolution St. Louis has created its board of managers. The board comprises: Gary Wassner, CEO, Hilldun Corp. and founding member and chairman of Interluxe Holdings LLC; Barbara Archer, managing director and partner at Hightower Wealth and Advisors St. Louis; John Kalishman, strategy and marketing consultant, founder and president of Harcourt Group, and executive at Insituform Technologies Inc.; John Elmuccio, COO and cofounder of Evolution St. Louis; and John Lewis, CEO and co-founder of Evolution St. Louis.

Scott Schinlever has rejoined Electronics for Imaging (EFI), Fremont, Calif., as COO for EFI’s global inkjet business. He is responsible for all equipment, ink and service solutions in EFI’s Display Graphics, Textiles, Packaging and Building Materials portfolio.

Ireland-based implantable medical device company Aran Biomedical has named Todd Blair vice president of sales and business development (U.S.). Blair’s primary focus is on orthopaedic, general surgery and vascular business activities in the United States.


Minneapolis-based Cargill has named Hank Gray U.S. origination manager for cotton within Cargill’s Agricultural Supply Chain business. He will focus on the company’s farmer-facing strategy in the cotton sector.

Jörg Westphal was named managing director at Germany-based BST eltromat. He is responsible for service, sales and marketing; and will manage the business with Dr. Jürgen Dillmann.

July/August 2020