Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., has made the following appointments: Howard L. Dunn , vice chairman; Franklin N. Saxon , president and COO; Rodney A. Smith , president, Culp Decorative Fabrics; Boyd B. Chumbley , president, Culp Velvets/Prints; and Robert G. Culp IV , president, Culp Home Fashions.
Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn., has named Rachel Ho marketing director, Asia.
The Hosiery Association, Charlotte, recently elected
, Accessory Source LLC, chairman;
, W.Y. Shugart & Sons Inc., first vice chairman; and
, Acme-McCrary Corp., second vice chairman.
, Bossong Hosiery Mills Inc.;
, DeSoto Mills Inc.;
, Fox River Mills;
, Kentucky Derby Hosiery;
, PAM Trading Corp.; and
, Moretz Inc., were elected to first terms as hosiery manufacturer and supplier
Wilmington, Del.-based Optimer Performance Fibers has promoted Karen Deniz to president, European Division.
CHT R. Beitlich Corp., Charlotte, has named Barry L. Ferguson vice president of sales.
INVISTA™ Inc.’s Kennesaw, Ga.-based Invista Interiors organization has made the
, vice president, commercial/transportation flooring;
, vice president, residential flooring;
, vice president, home/hospitality interiors;
, business director, South America;
, vice president, interiors, Asia Pacific;
, vice president, interiors, Europe; and
global technology director.
Wacker Chemical Corp., Adrian, Mich., has appointed Joseph Wilson Jr. vice president, performance materials, Wacker Silicones.
The Lowell, Mass.-based American Textile History Museum recently elected Normand E. Deschene , Lowell General Hospital; Diana Prideaux-Brune , University of Massachusetts Lowell; and David A. Webster , Webster & Co. Ltd, to its Board of Trustees. The museum re-elected John E. Pearson Jr. , Butler Bank and Pearson & Pearson LLP, chairman; Michael J. Smith president and CEO; Hiram M. Samel , Merida Meridian Inc., vice chairman; Marguerite Church secretary and clerk; Kenneth J. McAvoy treasurer; and Jonathan Stevens , Ames Textile Corp., assistant treasurer.
Michael Penn has joined Karen Neuburger/KN Ltd., San Rafael, Calif., as vice president, brand licensing.
Association of Georgia’s Textile, Carpet and Consumer Products Manufacturers
(GTMA) has elected
Donald R. Henderson
, Mount Vernon Mills Inc., chairman;
J. Tom Watters
, Syntec Industries, vice chairman;
David C. Clarke
, Royal Ten Cate USA, treasurer; and
Richard P. Strawhorn
, Mohawk Industries Inc.;
, Victor Forstmann Inc.;
, Mannington Carpets Inc.;
, American Mills Inc.;
, Milliken & Company; and
, Engineering Textile Group Inc., were appointed to the Board of Directors.
was re-elected president of the board.
The International Rayon and Synthetic Fibers Committee (CIRFS), Brussels, has appointed Omer Sabanci president.
Textile Education Foundation Inc., Atlanta, has elected John Cahill , Ten Cate Nicolon USA, president; Douglas R. Tingle , 1888 Mills LLC, vice president; Jim Prater , Shaw Industries Inc., treasurer; and Elizabeth Hopkins secretary. Roy Bowen was re-elected executive vice president. Thomas Little , YKK USA; Doug Hettinger , Ethicon Inc.; and Mike Hopp , Mannington Carpets Inc., were elected to the Board of Directors.
The Southern Textile Research Conference, operating under the auspices of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Research Triangle Park, N.C., recently presented Luther B. Arnold scholarships to Kelly Grogan , Clemson University, and Katie Hudson , Auburn University.