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NCTO elects David Roberts of Cap Yarns as chairman

Industry News | June 17, 2020 | By:

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has elected David Roberts, CEO of Cap Yarns Inc., Clover, S.C., as its new chairman.

Representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, NCTO held its officer elections for fiscal year 2020 on Tuesday, June 16. Roberts succeeds Leib Oehmig, CEO of Glen Raven Inc. David Poston, president of Palmetto Synthetics LLC, Kingstree, S.C., was elected vice chairman.

In addition to those appointments, NCTO elected chairs for each of its four councils. NCTO is comprised of four councils to ensure a broad representation of the industry supply chain. Each council has an allotted number of members who are elected to the association’s Board of Directors, in addition to the Executive Committee.

“This is a critical juncture for our industry as we continue to navigate through an uncertain business environment this year,” said NCTO president and CEO Kim Glas. “I could not be prouder of our industry, which has stepped up and retooled to produce critical personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. With the support of our newly elected officers, NCTO will continue to work on behalf of its members to shape policies that will help our industry persevere and thrive. Through a dedicated association staff and a committed group of industry leaders, we will ensure that together we continue to have a seat at the table in Washington.”

Elected to the NCTO Board of Directors during the various council meetings are the following:

Fiber Council: Lowell Bivens of PHP Fibers; John Freeman of Nan Ya Plastics America; Chuck Hall of William Barnet & Son; Rich Lemerise of The LYCRA Company; Alejandro Sanchez of DAK Americas; and Chip Stein of Stein Fibers

Yarn Council: Jim Booterbaugh of National Spinning Co.; Tom Caudle of Unifi; Charles Heilig of Parkdale Mills; Peter Iliopoulos of Gildan; Marty Moran of Buhler Quality Yarns Corporation; and Allen Smith of American & Efird

Fabric and Home Furnishings Council: Norman Chapman of Inman Mills; Kathie Leonard of Auburn Manufacturing; Chad McAllister of Milliken & Company; Leib Oehmig of Glen Raven Inc.; Dirk Pieper of Sage Automotive Interiors; and Mike Shelton of Valdese Weavers

Industry Support Council: Cyril Guerin of Picanol; Ian Mills of Fi-Tech; and Gary Romanstine of Marzoli

Elected by their respective councils to serve on the Executive Committee were Lowell Bivens of PHP Fibers; John Freeman of Nan Ya; Tom Caudle of Unifi; Peter Iliopoulos of Gildan; Norman Chapman of Inman Mills; Leib Oehmig of Glen Raven Inc.; and Ian Mills of Fi-Tech.

Elected to chair the councils:

  • Fiber Council: David Poston of Palmetto Synthetics
  • Yarn Council: Marty Moran of Buhler Quality Yarns Corporation 
  • Fabric and Home Furnishings Council: Leib Oehmig of Glen Raven Inc.
  • Industry Support Council: Ian Mills of Fi-Tech

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