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April 2001

Innovo Group, Knoxville, Tenn., has appointed Pat Anderson CEO and Jay Furrow president. Sam Furrow will remain as chairman of the Board of Directors.

Switzerland-based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has recently elected its officers for 2001-02. The officers include: Herbert Schmid, Brazil, president; Sudhir Thackersey, India, senior vice president; Tito Burgi, Italy, senior vice president; and Salim Ismail, Madagascar, treasurer. The outgoing president, Min-Sok Suh, Korea, was elected honorary life member.

Hiltjo Bos has recently retired from the position of CEO of Desseaux Textile Group, the Netherlands. Bos had served as CEO of the company since 1997.

Hof Textiles, Lincolnton, N.C., has appointed Marianne C. McDaniel technical sales manager in charge of sales support, marketing and merchandising transactions.

The American Yarn Spinners Association (AYSA), Gastonia, N.C., recently announced its endorsement of Mark B. Kent as the next U.S. ambassador to Australia. Kent currently serves the AYSA as chairman of the U.S. delegation to the International Wool Treaty Organization.

Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., has named Mark Messura vice president, strategic planning. Messura joined Cotton Incorporated in 1994 and was most recently senior director, strategic planning.

Cosmo R. Camelio has been named technical director for the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C. Camelio replaces Chuck Allen, who recently vacated the position.

Freudenberg Nonwovens North American Interlining Division, Durham, N.C., has appointed Mitch Sanner vice president, with overall responsibility for the North American and Central American regions. The company also appointed Stephanie Seale director of sales and marketing, with responsibility for the United States and Canada.

James E. Echols, a merchant from Cordova, Tenn., has been elected chairman of the National Cotton Council (NCC), Memphis, Tenn., for 2001. Echols succeeds Robert E. McLendon, who will chair NCC’s executive committee.

Phillip C. Burnett has been appointed president and CEO of The Seam, Memphis, Tenn., a neutral electronic global marketplace for the buying and selling of cotton and related products. Burnett replaces former CEO Louis Baioni.

Uniqema, Wilmington, Del., has assembled a new executive team for its specialties business in Latin America. Team members include: Jim Miller, vice president; John Coe, commercial manager; Bernard Reusch, process intermediates and polymer commercial manager; Jeanne Forese, financial analyst; Jorge Lozano, regional manager; Carlos Albornoz, regional manager; Lincoln Romero, Brazil country manager; and Zulema Garcia, Argentina country manager.

Kevin McMullen, CEO of Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, Ohio, has been named chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. McMullen will replace John Yasinsky, who recently retired from the position.

Harry Barto has been named president of Burlington PerformanceWear, Greensboro, N.C. Prior to joining Burlington, Barto was president of Rexam Release, Bedford Park, Ill.

Washington-based Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) has appointed Lawrence R. Fisher director of finance and administration. Fisher will lead the association’s finance and accounting operation, maintain information systems and manage office services.

JPS Industries Inc., Greenville, S.C., has elected Charles R. “Chuck” Tutterow company director.

Karen Rambo has been named vice president of retail marketing for Haggar Clothing Co., Dallas. Rambo will be responsible for developing and executing retail marketing initiatives for the Haggar® brand, as well as the company’s licensed brands.

BBA Nonwovens, Old Hickory, Tenn., has named Ed Hart senior market manager for the company’s apparel interlining business.

Air Quality Sciences Inc., Atlanta, has appointed Anthony Worthan president and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overall company operations, including business development, and financial and strategic planning.




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