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EcomTextile.com, Fullerton, Calif., a newly formed Internet-based textile exchange, appointed John C. Adams CEO. Adams recently retired from his position of chairman, president and CEO, Russell Corp. He also served as president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), chairman of the American Apparel Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and director of the National Cotton Council (NCC), and on the Executive Committee of the American Textile Partnership.

N.C. State University, Raleigh, N.C., appointed Dr. A. Blanton Godfrey dean of the University’s College of Textiles. Godfrey, formerly chairman and CEO of Juran Institute Inc. and an adjunct professor at the College of Textiles, was also named the Joseph D. Moore Professor of Textile and Apparel Management Technology.

Cargill Dow, Minnetonka, Minn., appointed Randy Howard president of the company. Howard formerly served as director of growth and technology, polyurethanes, Dow Chemical Co.

Buffalo Color Corp., Buffalo, N.Y., named Jack Cabrey president and CEO. Cabrey formerly was president and general manager of Sequa Chemicals Inc./Sun Chemicals.

Rieter Textile Systems, Germany, appointed Uwe Teek sales and marketing director, Synthetic Fiber Machinery. Teek has been with Rieter for many years, both in Germany and in the United States.


Uwe Teek

BASF Corp., Mount Olive, N.J., named Tilman Krauch to head its Industrial Fibers Business Unit. Krauch is also group vice president, Fiber Intermediates, and has been with BASF since 1990.

Gaston County Dyeing Machine Co., Stanley, N.C., announced that Alex Franco joined the company as director of international sales for Latin America.

New York City-based Cotton Incorporated named Kathryn Gordy Novakovic director, THE COTTONWORKS® Fabric Library.

WestPoint Stevens, West Point, Ga., announced new responsibilities and assignments within its management team. Joan Amberg , senior vice president and president, sales, will add responsibility for the company’s Canadian and Central/South American sales efforts to her existing domestic responsibilities. She will also oversee the Product Management Group.

Paxar Corp., White Plains, N.Y., appointed David Osiecki vice president and general manager of the company’s Apparel Identifications Systems Division.

Zellweger Uster Inc., Knoxville, Tenn., named Alvin Ellison director, sales and service, and member of the Executive Committee. Ellison manages the company’s sales and service activities in the United States and Canada and heads the IntelliGin Business Unit. He also serves as site manager for the company’s facility in Charlotte, N.C.


Alvin Ellison

Burlington Industries Inc., Greensboro, N.C., announced that Delores Sides was promoted to director of corporate communications.

Avondale Mills Inc., Sylacauga, Ala., announced two appointments at Gregg Plant, Graniteville, S.C. Archie Coleman was named manager, technical quality assurance for piece-dyed fabrics. Mel Francisco joined the company as plant production manager.

Alba-Waldensian Inc., Valdese, N.C., named James Douglas Dickson Jr. CFO. William T. Walker , senior vice president, operations and planning, will oversee the Sourcing organization, directed by John Cafaro. The Customer Service, Planning and Logistics Group will also report to Walker’s organization. Donnie Hodge was named senior vice president, strategic planning. He will report to David C. Meek, executive vice president, finance, and CFO. Scott Maddalene was appointed vice president and managing director, European operations.

The U.S. Small Business Administration named Avishai Nevel , president, Lawson-Hemphill Inc., Central Falls, Rhode Island Falls, R.I., the 2000 Rhode Island Small Business Exporter of the Year. The company’s international program, initiated in 1982, accounts for more than 60 percent of its manufacturing revenues.

Johnston Industries Inc., Columbus, Ga., appointed Ron Wright senior vice president, sales and marketing, JI Fabrics Division.

Marshall and Williams Products Inc., Greenville, S.C., appointed Blas A. Miyares president of the company. Miyares previously was president of Küsters Textile Machinery Corp.

Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., named John H. Beason vice president, specialty fabrics, with responsibility for the company’s sales to the contract and hospitality markets.

August 2000