The AATCC board of directors has appointed Brian C. Francois AATCC executive vice president. He succeeds Jack Daniels, who retired in March. Francois was CEO of the Pulcra Chemicals Group (formerly Cognis Corporation and Henkel Textile Technology). He joined the company in 1992 as a senior sales representative and has had a successful career in leadership positions. An active member of AATCC for more than 25 years, Francois brings knowledge of the consumer apparel end-use market and global textile industry to the position.