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April 2004

The following Wichita, Kan.-based Koch Industries personnel will assume positions at INVISTA™ Inc., Wilmington, Del., upon completion of its acquisition by Koch Industries subsidiaries: Steve Kromer , senior vice president, strategy, sourcing and business development; Kevin Fogarty , president, Polymers and Resins; Gerold Linzbach , president, Textile Fibers; and David Duncan , vice president. Greg Biederman , global business director, C-12, specialties and terethane, Invista, will become vice president, specialty products.

Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., has elected William S. Weaver chairman of the Board of Directors. Diann P. Shearer , Keith A. Bram , Fenton T. Eure Jr. , Marshall M. Newton and Thad Freeland have been named alternate board members.



Gildan Activewear Inc., Montreal, has named Chairman and CEO H. Greg Chamandy chairman of its executive committee; and appointed President Glenn J. Chamandy to the additional position of co-CEO. Glenn Chamandy will assume full responsibility for that position after serving alongside Greg Chamandy during a one-year transition period.

The National Cotton Council (NCC), Memphis, Tenn., made the following appointments at its recent annual meeting: Woody Anderson , Anderson Farms, chairman; Woods Eastland , Staplcotn Cooperative, vice chairman; Stephen G. Felker , Avondale Mills, Charles Owen , Glenbar Gin, and Gail Kring , PYCO Industries, vice presidents; and Andy Jordan, Ph.D. , vice president, technical services. The NCC also has named Stephen Slinsky, Ph.D. , senior economist, economic services; and has honored Gaylon Booker with the 2004 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton.

Innovo Group Inc., Commerce, Calif., has promoted Pierre Levy to general manager, apparel operations.

C. Ted Koerner has joined Martinsville, Va.-based Luckenhaus Technical Textiles Inc. as vice president and general manager, North America.

Cotton Council International (CCI), Washington, has made the following appointments: Robert A. Carson Jr. , Buckskin Plantation, chairman of the Board of Directors; David Stanford , Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, president; Gary W. Taylor , Cargill Cotton Co., first vice president; David L. Burns , Stewartsville Enterprises, second vice president; Michael M. Adams , Staplcotn Cooperative, treasurer; and Mark D. Lange , National Cotton Council, secretary. CCI has named David L. Hand , Southwest Irrigated Cotton Growers Association; R. Dale Grounds , Paul Reinhart Co.; William G. Winburne , Anderson-Clayton Marana Gin; Mark D. Williams ; and Clyde T. Sharpe directors.

Eugene Proffit has been named general manager, Stork Prints America Inc., Charlotte. Proffit takes over the position from Copeland Willis , executive vice president and general manager, who will retire May 1.



Galey & Lord Inc., Greensboro, N.C., has named to its Board of Directors Blon Dean Brown Jr. , Hampshire Advisory Partners; Lawrence F. Himes , Duro Textiles LLC; John Kourakos ; Charles W. McQueary , Corinthian Health Services Inc.; Richard Redden ; and Michael Rich , Highland Capital Management.

At its recent annual meeting, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., elected the following members to its Board of Directors: Jon Behm , CardinalHealth; Paul L. Latten , KoSa; John Michaud , Green Bay Nonwovens; Greg Roscoe , Colbond Nonwovens; and Jim Schaeffer , PGI Nonwovens. Elected to the executive committee were: Dennis Tavernetti , BBA Fiberweb™, chairperson; Karl-Michael Schumann , Procter & Gamble, vice chairperson, planning; Carl J. Lukach , DuPont Nonwovens, vice chairperson, finance; and Lee Sullivan , Freudenberg Nonwovens North America, past chairperson. Appointees to the executive committee also included John M. Fly , Milliken & Company; Walt Jones , Precision Fabrics Group Inc.; and C.K. Wong , US Pacific Nonwovens Industry Ltd.

April 2004