Printful Appoints Alex Saltonstall As The New Chief Executive Officer

October 25, 2022  |  Company News, News

Printful, a print-on-demand ecommerce company, announced the appointment of Alex Saltonstall, former General Manager of CastleGate and Partner Operations at Wayfair, as the new Chief Executive Officer. The interim CEO, Zane Levsa, will remain as Printful’s COO and a Board Member. “On behalf of …
Milliken & Company Commits To Net-Zero Future

October 24, 2022  |  Company News, News

Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company announces its science-based net-zero targets have been approved by the U.N.-backed Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). SBTi is a collective of international organizations dedicated to helping companies set emission reduction targets consist…
Sustainable design requires individual metrics

October 20, 2022  |  Expo News, IFAI news, News

“There is no doubt the world is warming,” says Mar Ricketts, principal and founder of GuildWorks in Portland, Ore., which specializes in permanent tension fabric structures. Ricketts considers climate change a market opportunity for people in the shade and comfort industry. In the Expo 2022 sess…
Achieve management excellence

October 19, 2022  |  Expo News, IFAI news, News

“Rarely does someone go into business because they’re passionate about building a team,” says Madeleine MacRae, owner and founder of HomePro Toolbox. MacRae told participants in her Expo 2022 session “Management Excellence” that effective management doesn’t often come naturally to anyone…
Saint-Gobain Films & Fabrics rebranding as Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions

October 18, 2022  |  Company News, News

Saint-Gobain Films & Fabrics, a global manufacturer of high-performance, technology-driven materials, is rebranding as Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions to better position the business for changes in the marketplace and to more closely align with its core values. Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions …
Considering outside sales? Read this first

October 18, 2022  |  Expo News, IFAI news, News

The Expo 2022 session “Oh Crap, Here Comes the Competition: Time to Add Outside Sales” was a fast-paced discussion about assessing your company’s existing sales structure and determining whether and how to add outside salespeople. With 30 years of experience, James Auerbach, VP, Event Segment,…
Cybersecurity basics: Don’t trust anybody

October 17, 2022  |  Expo News, News

The overriding message of John Stengel’s Expo 2022 session “Hacking the Supply Chain” was “Trust no one and verify everything.” Stengel, CEO and president of JSCM Group, which manages cybersecurity for companies and governmental organizations, has spent 20 years preventing cyberattacks and…
Yiqi Yang Receives The 2021 AATCC Olney Medal 

October 14, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Yiqi Yang is the 2021 recipient of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile science. Yang is being recognized for his work on the research and development of sustainable, greener textiles. He received the medal from friend …
SCTI appoints Isabella Tonaco as Executive Director

October 13, 2022  |  Company News, News

Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI™) has appointed Dr. Isabella Tonaco as Executive Director, effective November 1, 2022. With a mandate to inspire and trigger action at a global level, she will lead SCTI to drive transformational change in the textile and leather industries. Lau…
IFAI Expo keynote address

October 12, 2022  |  IFAI news, News

At today’s keynote address, noted economist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg attempted to answer the question on everyone’s mind these days: “Are we in a recession??” His answer? “We’re not in a recession yet…but we’re going to get there.” The pandemic may be over, but the economy is sinking. …