Riegel-Mount Vernon Mills Inc., Johnston, S.C., has named Kathy Detwiler inside sales specialist.
Jennifer Mendez, vice president for government relations, The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., has been elected treasurer of the State Government Affairs Council.
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va., has appointed Paula Zusi, Ann Inc., to the Executive Committee; and the following to the Board of Directors: Tim Lyons, Haggar Clothing Co.; Michael Schulze, SAP America Inc.; and Karen Kyllo, SGS Consumer Testing Services. AAFA also has presented the Friend of the Apparel and Footwear Industry Award to Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Optitex Ltd., Israel, has appointed Nick Wei regional sales director, Hong Kong.
Victor Group, Quebec, has named Machell Apple director, new development initiatives.
Yale Cordage, Saco, Maine, has appointed Bill Putnam president.
Textiles Intelligence, United Kingdom, has named Jessica Farricker to its editorial team.
Xennia Technology Ltd., United Kingdom, has appointed Dave Knight managing director.
ColorZen LLC, New York City, has contracted Nick Hahn to oversee its efforts to educate the cotton and textiles industries about the benefits of its cotton-dyeing technology.
Dash Multi-Corp. Inc., Maryland Hights, Mo., has named Alan Prelutsky vice president, Textile Group.
Rooster Products International Inc., San Antonio, has named Ralph L. Valadez program manager, Rooster Manufacturing Services Group.