Texas Tech University lab director elected to National Academy of Inventors

Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., director of the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas. Image: TTU Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., director of the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Inventors' 2024 class of senior members. The [...]

By |2024-03-13T12:52:33-05:00March 13, 2024|

Amy Bircher appointed to advisory committee by President Biden

Amy Bircher at IFAI Expo 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including former Advanced Textiles Association chairman Amy Bircher Bruyn. The advisory committee provides overall policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on matters in connection [...]

By |2024-02-28T10:28:11-06:00February 26, 2024|

GOZEN welcomes Sedef Uncu Aki as chief product officer

GOZEN, a San Francisco-based biomaterials startup, announced the appointment of Sedef Uncu Aki as its new chief product officer. Aki joins GOZEN with a background in sustainability and textile innovation spanning more than 20 years. Her previous tenure as the director of product development and research at denim brand, ORTA, involved effectively creating and leading [...]

By |2024-01-09T16:19:52-06:00January 3, 2024|

In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born July 14, 1952, in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to Edd and Loretta Mae Russell.  He grew up with two [...]

By |2022-12-02T11:25:49-06:00November 28, 2022|

In memoriam: Franz Peter Zimmer

Franz Peter Zimmer, a visionary pioneer of modern textile printing technology, passed away in Kufstein, Austria, on February 12, 2022. He died only a few days after celebrating his 98th birthday with family and friends. Zimmer dedicated more than 70 years of his life to developing new and revolutionary ideas for textile printing, thereby significantly altering [...]

By |2022-03-08T13:06:00-06:00March 8, 2022|

Shiels joins ASTM International board of directors

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018. An ASTM International member since 2008, Shiels serves as chair of the Committee [...]

By |2021-01-26T17:37:45-06:00January 19, 2021|

Walker joins Colorado Yurt Company

Colorado Yurt Company has hired Garrett Walker as director of sales. He will lead the sales and marketing teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Walker has extensive sales and management experience. Most recently, Garrett was CEO of Teilhaber Manufacturing. Previously, he held a variety of sales [...]

By |2021-01-04T20:46:41-06:00January 6, 2021|

MMI Textiles expands its leadership team

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military, tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has announced one new executive hire, Kathleen Stevens as chief financial officer (CFO) and four promotions, including Debbie Grant to chief of staff, Nick Rivera to chief operating officer (COO), Geoffrey Senko [...]

By |2021-01-04T20:40:36-06:00January 4, 2021|

Evolution St. Louis hires Altan

Evolution St. Louis has hired Sevan Altan as its first general manager. Altan brings decades of experience in flatbed knitting, production, design, programming and business development. He will oversee all departments at the company’s high-tech knit manufacturing in St. Louis, Mo. Altan comes from Stoll America, where he managed operation and programming for flatbed knitting. [...]

By |2020-12-18T22:08:06-06:00December 29, 2020|

Jones Family of Companies strengthens teams

During a year that has been challenging for all businesses, Jones Family of Companies has continued to thrive and progress. Along with the recent acquisition of Rontex America and the opening of a new office in Richmond, Va., Jones is improving its operations and human resources teams across all facilities by bringing on more highly [...]

By |2020-12-18T21:40:12-06:00December 22, 2020|
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