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ATMI Names New President

ATMI Names New PresidentParks D. Shackelford has been named president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), Washington. Shackelford will be responsible for the daily operations of ATMI. He also will serve as chief lobbyist for the organization.Shackelford has held a number of government and consultancy posts, including staff director for the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Cotton, RiceandSugar. His titles at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have included: deputy administrator for state and county operations; assistant deputy administrator for farm programs; and associate administrator for farm policy. We are pleased and excited that Parks will be joining us at ATMI, said Chairman Van May. His experience with Congress and the Executive Branch, and in particular his knowledge of cotton and cotton textile issues, will be of real value to our members. He fits our industry like a hand in a glove.Shackelford will succeed Carlos Moore, ATMIs CEO since 1985. Moore will remain at ATMI until May 2003 on a part-time basis as senior vice president. August 2002