Charles A Hayes Dies At Age 68
James A. Morrissey, Washington Correspondent
Charles A. (Chuck) Hayes, chairman of Guilford Mills, Greensboro, N.C., and president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), Washington, for the 2001-2002 term, died Sunday, July 22 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was 68.Hayes turned the one-plant Guilford operation into a dominant force in the textile industry during his tenure as CEO from 1971-1999. The company earned a spot on the Fortune 500 in 1988.As the first knitter in the ATMIs history to be elected president, Hayes sought to bring a united front to the organization, giving all sectors of the textile industry a unified voice.In addition to his professional accomplishments, Hayes was also a philanthropist, donating time and money to literacy causes. Hayes served on the University of North Carolina - Greensboro Board of Trustees from 1980-1991, serving as chairman for six years. He pledged $666,666 to the school to endow a professorship at the School of Education.