The National Association for the Sewn Products Industry (SEAMS), Columbia, S.C., has elected Dan Teel, Brooks Brothers/Garland Shirt Co., and Jeremy Wooten, Homtex Inc., manufacturer directors; and Matt Poovey, Champion Thread Co., a supplier director.
Germany-based BASF SE has appointed Lütfü Okman vice president of global business management, Textile Chemicals business, and a member of the global management team, Performance Chemicals division.
The United Kingdom-based International Cotton Association (ICA) has appointed Antonio Esteve, Ecom Cotton Group, president; Ahmed Elbosaty, Modern Nile Cotton Co., first vice president; and Mohit Shah, Gill & Co., second vice president. ICA also has named Zhang Fangchun, China National Cotton Group Corp., to its Board of Directors.
Left to right: Shah, Esteve and Elbosaty
Wichita, Kan.-based Invista has appointed Iain Bradley European business manager for the Performance and Protective Fabrics group, Cordura® brand.
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, Minn., has named Mary Hennessy interim executive vice president; and Danicia Manning executive officer of the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ).
Blue Bell, Pa.-based Recasens USA has named David Conine sales representative, marine products.
Phenix City, Ala.-based Johnston Textiles Inc. has appointed Jim Morelli president and CEO.
China- and India-based Impactiva S. de R.L. has named Paul Frowijn head of sales, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.
Summerville, S.C.-based Thrace-Linq Inc. has named Gregory W. Adams quality assurance manager.
Greenfield, Mass.-based Argotec Inc. has promoted Bruce Wilby to CEO and chairman of the Board; and J. Nicholas Filler to president and COO.
Las Vegas-based Flameret Inc. has named John Meredith CFO; Shawn Morrison vice president, operations; and John William Glover vice president, marketing.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Crowley Maritime Corp. has named Ken Black director, product logistics and engineering.
The Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA), Alexandria, Va., has presented the Operator Lifetime Achievement Award to Patrick J. Dempsey, Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply Inc., and Lawrence "Larry" Steiner, AmeriPride Services Inc. TRSA also has presented the Maglin Biggie Lifetime Achievement Award to Mark Brim, Brim Laundry Machinery Co. Inc.; and volunteer leadership awards to Bill Hermanns, W.H. Linen Supply Co. Inc., Steve Kallenbach, American Dawn Inc., Matthew Kartsonis, Superior Linen Supply Co., and Mark Lewis, Dempsey Uniform & Linen Supply Inc.