In order to maintain the high level and popularity of its symposium, Atlanta-based Messe Frankfurt
Inc., organizer of Techtextil North America, has created a Symposium Advisory Council that will
make suggestions for relevant programming, topics and speakers; and will provide feedback on papers
submitted for consideration. Bill Smith, principal, Industrial Textile Associates, will continue as
head of the Techtextil North America Symposium.
The six professionals who will comprise the Symposium Advisory Committee in 2011 are: Dr.
Fred L. Cook, professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber
Engineering; John Cronin, marketing manager, Warwick Mills; Jeff Dugan, co-founder and research
vice president, Fiber Innovation Technology; Dr. Gerald J. Mauretti, founder, EY Technologies;
Hardy B. Poole, vice president of regulatory and technical affairs, National Textile Association;
and Harry P. Winer, president, HIP Consulting LLC.
The eighth edition of Techtextil North America will be held March 15-17, 2011, at the
Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
October 19, 2010