May/June 2023

The San Francisco-based Apparel Impact Institute has named Claire Bergkamp to its board of directors. Bergkamp is CEO of the Textile Exchange.

Larry Radford was named dyehouse manager for Gastonia, N.C.-based Champion Thread’s new South Carolina-based thread and yarn dyeing facility.

Brooklyn, Ohio-based MMI Textiles Inc. has hired Bruce Dabbs as Technical Textile engineer. He is based in North Carolina for the company.

Joan Izzo has joined Apex Mills, Inwood, N.Y., as senior marketing manager.

Four industry professionals recently were named as recipients of Lifetime Awards from the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C. Jan O’Regan is the recipient of the Life-time Service Award; and Seshadri Ramkumar, Jim Robinson and Ed Thomas all will be honored with the Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. Each honoree will receive their award in person at an upcoming INDA event.

New York City-based Designtex has named Oriana Reich vice president of marketing.
Patrick Cummings was named senior vice president and CFO of Motion Industries Inc., Birmingham, Ala.

INX International Ink Co., Schaumburg, Ill., has hired Paul Edwards to be the vice president of the Digital Division.

Avery Dennison reports Chairman and CEO Mitch Butier will become executive chairman of the board of directors and current president and COO Deon Stander will become president and CEO, effective September 1, 2023, as part of a succession plan.

Switzerland-based Archroma recently announced a CEO transition plan. Heike van de Kerkhof is stepping down to pursue other career opportunities and Mark Garrett will take on the role of interim CEO. The company’s board of directors has initiated a CEO search and will evaluate both internal and external candidates.

May/June 2023