U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel, Washington, has elected
Maureen Gray, Polo Ralph Lauren, chairman;
John Clark, Michar LLC, vice-chairman;
Steve Odom, Eddie Bauer, secretary; and
Michael Singer, Macy's Merchandising Group, treasurer.
FilSpec Inc., Quebec, has named Peter J. Hegarty vice president, global business development, FilSpec and Richmond Specialty Yarns.
F. Schumacher & Co., New York City, has named Gerald W. Puschel chairman of the Board.
Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco, has named Laurie Etheridge senior vice president, women's merchandising & design; and Rebecca Van Dyck global chief marketing officer; Levi's® brand.
Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH, Germany, has appointed Harald Szczepanek joint managing director.
Concept III Textiles International, Red Bank, N.J., has named Mark Sardella eastern sales director.
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va., has named Rick Darling, LF USA, chairman of the Board of Directors; Philip Williamson, Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing, vice chairman; Joseph Gromek, Warnaco Inc., treasurer; and Rick Helfenbein, TellaS Ltd. and Luen Thai USA, secretary.
The National Retail Federation, Washington, has named Beth Provenzano senior director, federal government relations.
Crypton Inc., West Bloomfield, Mich., has named Alan A. Barr CFO and COO.
Starlinger & Co. GmbH, Austria, has named Anton Huber managing director.
The Industrial Fabrics Association International's (IFAI's) Tent Rental Division, Roseville, Minn., has presented the Bruce W. Wodetzki Award to Todd Dalland, president and cofounder of Future Tents Ltd. (FTL) Design Engineering Studio and FTL Solar, New York City.
Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands, has named Guido Vliegen global group director, TenCate Grass; and Mark Edwards president, North American operations, TenCate Advanced Armor.