March/April 2024


Avery Dennison, Mentor, Ohio, has appointed Ryan Yost, president, Materials Group.

New Zealand-based TMC Ltd., owner of Nuyarn® and Herculan® textile technologies, has named Tim Liao International Footwear Account manager.

Spain-based Recover™ has named Hans Ploos Van Amstel to its board of directors.

President Biden recently named new appointees —including Amy Bircher Bruyn, founder and CEO of MMI Textiles — to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. The group provides policy advice to the United States Trade Representative on trade policy matters.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., recently named Dan Noonan director of Memberships and Business Development. INDA, who elects one-third of its board each year for a three year term, also announced five new board members for 2024: Jaren J. Edwards, president, Stein Fibers; Edward McNally, sales director Nonwovens, Oerlikon Nonwoven; Thomas Olsen, senior vice president, Americas Business Area, Suominen; Patricia A. Sargeant, vice president, Glatfelter Corp.; and Paul Wood, president, Ontex North America.

Dan Noonan

Herculite Products Inc., Emigsville, Pa., has named Jake Ritchie new business manager for it Custom Engineered Solutions – Agricultural Barn Curtain division.

Jeff McKee has been promoted from CFO to president of X-Rite Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.

HeiQ AeoniQ Holding, Zurich — a subsidiary of HeiQ Group — has named Julien Born CEO.

Denver-based VF Corp. has appointed Caroline Brown to its board of directors. Brown has more than 30 years of experience with global companies in the apparel and fashion sector.

Lindsey Josepayt was promoted to the newly created position of vice president, Design and Marketing, for United Fabrics, Pennsauken, N.J.


Paige Seadler has joined Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., as director of Product Marketing for Culp Home Fashions, the company’s mattress fabrics division.

Atlanta-based Spanx LLC recently named Caroline “Cricket” Whitton CEO and Jeanne Jackson executive chair.

Milliken & Company has confirmed Bethany Smith as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. She had served as interim chief human resources officer since October 2023.


Lynsey Jones was named executive director of the Americas Apparel Producers’
Network (AAPN), Atlanta.

Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., recently promoted the following people to leadership positions: A.J. Eaker to executive vice president and CFO; Meredith S. Boyd to executive vice president and chief product officer; Brian D. Moore to executive vice president and president of Unifi Manufacturing Inc.; and Gregory K. Sigmon to executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary with expanded responsibilities over Sustainability and Government Affairs.

Germany-based Sympatex has expanded its team with the addition of Eric Brendel and Leandra Reisner.

Zac Posen was named executive vice president and creative director of Gap Inc., San Francisco. He also was appointed chief creative officer of Old Navy.


Molly Kremidas has joined the business development team at Apex Mills, Inwood, N.Y. She is responsible for driving the growth of warp and circular knits, elastics, 3D spacer fabrics including enhanced finishes and treatments within the shapewear, activewear and intimate apparel sectors.

Michelle Gass is the new president of Levi Strauss & Co., San Fransisco.

March/April 2024