Alabama Textile Manufacturers Association ATMA Annual Meeting Information
Destin, FL Members of the Alabama Textile Manufacturers Association (ATMA) recently completed a successful annual meeting of its membership at the Sandestin Beach Hilton in Destin, FL with over 175 in attendance.Highlighting the meeting was the election of new officers and directors. Rolland Hollis Mann, Plant Manager of Mount Vernon Mills in Tallassee, AL, was elected to succeed W.Y. Bill Shugart, III, Vice President of Operations for W.Y. ShugartandSons, Inc. in Fort Payne, AL, as ATMA president. Elected to serve ATMA as vice president was David Major, Director of Manufacturing Frontier Yarns in Wetumpka, AL. Steve Adair, Sr. V.P. MarketingandSales Center for Johnston Industries in Valley, AL was elected treasurer and Alan Scarbrough, Sr. V.P. Engineering Specialty Fabrics for Kappler in Guntersville, AL was elected to the position of Secretary.The new ATMA President Hollis Mann is a graduate of Auburn University where he received his bachelors degree in Industrial Management. He has served the textile industry for over 29 years and held positions in Tallassee as well as Greenville, South Carolina. Hollis, a native of Tallassee, has served that facility as plant manager since July of 1993.Major, the newly elected vice president, attended Auburn University, graduating in 1972 with a B.S. in Textile Management and went on to receive a M.S. from I.T.T. in 1974. He has served the textile industry for over 35 years, 28 of those years with Russell Corporation. As of January 2002, he is the Director of Manufacturing for Frontier Yarns. ATMAs new treasurer, Steve Adair, is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. in Textile Management starting with WestPoint Pepperell in New York City, then Avondale and finally with Johnston Industries in Valley, he has served over 31 years in this industry and; Alan Scarbrough, elected to the position of secretary, is a graduate of Emory University where he received his Bachelors in Chemisty in 1981 and his M.B.A. from Mercer University in 1986. He has served in Management with Bonar Fabrics as well as with Milliken and Company and is now with Kappler serving as Vice President of Engineered Specialty Fabrics Group.The following were also elected to the board during the annual meeting;Directors with terms expiring in 2003 include: Tony Bennett, JohnCo Hosiery, Inc., Fort Payne, AL; Charles Byrd, Frontier Yarns, Wetumpka, AL; Mike Fordham, Evergreen Technologies, Evergreen, AL; and Bill Hotalen, Johnson Hosiery Mills, Fort Payne, AL.Directors with terms expiring in 2004 include: Toni Cauble, WestPoint Stevens, West Point, GA; Ron Fantroy, Shaw Industries, Andalusia, AL; Bill Pearson, Pearson Industries, Inc., Prattville, AL; and Tony Yawn, Amoco FabricsandFibers, Roanoke, AL.Directors with terms expiring in 2005 include: Alan Davis, Radicispandex, Tuscaloosa, AL; Jim Dixon, Twitchell, Dothan, AL; Craig Ivey, Solutia, Inc., Foley, AL; and JT Taunton, Russell Corporation, Alexander City, AL.Also serving on the Board of Directors is immediate past President Bill Shugart of W.Y. ShugartandSons, Inc. and Steve Hildebrant of Alabama Power Company, who is the ATMA Associates Chairman.Named to head up the various committees for ATMAs year 2002-2003 include the following: Annual Meeting Planning Hollis Mann, Mount Vernon Mills; EnergyandEnvironmental Oscar Crawley, Jr., Johnston Industries; Finance Steve Adair, Johnston Industries; Human Resources Tom Borie, Shaw Industries; Legislative Oscar Crawley, WestPoint Stevens; Membership David Major, Frontier Yarns; Nominating Tommy Johnson, Frontier Yarns; Operating Executives Charles Byrd, Frontier Yarns; Public Relations Sundra Kinman, Russell Corp.; Resolutions -- Bernie Wedge, Elastic Corporation of America;and Safety Wayne Gentry, Wehadkee Yarn MillsDavid H. Seagraves serves as Legislative Director and Rebecca Camerio is Director of ATMA.The Alabama Textile Manufacturers Association is the only trade association representing the exclusive interest of the textile/apparel/fiber/home furnishings and textile related industry in Alabama. Textiles is the largest industrial employer in Alabama with approximately 58,500 employees.