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Former Burlington Executive Named To International Trade Post

James C. Leonard, former manager of economic analysis and director of government relations for Burlington Industries, has been named deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Products. <BR><BR>In that post, which has been vacant for more than a year, Leonard will be an adviser to the secretary of commerce on textile and apparel trade issues. He also will serve as chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, which administers the governments textile import quota program. <BR><BR>The Commerce Department post and that of Special Textile Negotiator are the two of the most important federal government positions involving the textile and apparel industries and importers. <BR><BR>The job of Special Textile Negotiator was recently filled by David Spooner, former legislative director for Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC). Both Spooner and Leonard have considerable experience in dealing with textile international t

James C. Leonard, former manager of economic analysis and director of government relations for Burlington Industries, has been named deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Products. In that post, which has been vacant for more than a year, Leonard will be an adviser to the secretary of commerce on textile and apparel trade issues. He also will serve as chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, which administers the governments textile import quota program. The Commerce Department post and that of Special Textile Negotiator are the two of the most important federal government positions involving the textile and apparel industries and importers. The job of Special Textile Negotiator was recently filled by David Spooner, former legislative director for Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC). Both Spooner and Leonard have considerable experience in dealing with textile international trade issues. For several years, Leonard traveled throughout the world as an industry adviser to government textile negotiators. He and enjoys the respect of both the textile industry and importing interests.




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