Rush celebrates 25th year in industry

November 11, 2019

Rick Rush, president and founder of Rush & Co., an executive recruiting firm, will celebrate his 25th year in the recruiting industry. Rush has been recruiting in the textile and apparel industry since 1994 and has been a member of the Pinnacle Society, the nation’s premier consortium of top recruiters in the direct placement industry, …

IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

November 8, 2019

The Minnesota Media and Publishing Association recognized IFAI president and CEO Steve Schiffman with the Hedley Donovan Award at its Annual Awards Gala. In addition, three IFAI magazines received Excellence Awards at the November 7th event. The Hedley Donovan Award, created in 1999 by the MMPA, recognizes individuals who have shown outstanding lifelong dedication and have …

3M joins Well Living Lab Alliance

The 3M Company recently announced it has joined the Well Living Lab Alliance, a global consortium of organizations supporting the advancement of knowledge about how the indoor places where people live, work and play can improve human health and well-being. 3M’s values align with the mission of the Well Living Lab: to better understand the …

Evolution St. Louis appoints Goldman

Evolution St. Louis has hired Bruce Goldman as its first director of operations. He brings decades of experience in the manufacturing industry and will lead operations at the company’s high-tech knit manufacturing facility. Goldman began his career at his father’s knitting mill, teaching himself how to operate electronic knitting machines and later traveling to Germany …

Gleason joins Fiesta Tents

November 7, 2019

Brad Gleason has joined Fiesta Tents Ltd. as a consultant in sales and business development. Gleason brings to Fiesta Tents more than 40 years of industry experience, including rental, sales and manufacturing. For more than 40 years, Fiesta Tents has provided expertise and quality structures for distinguished events and customers.

Leonard joins Ex-Im advisory committee

November 6, 2019

Kathie Leonard, NCTO board member and president and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc., has been appointed to serve as the U.S. textile industry representative on the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) 2019 advisory committee. Leonard started Auburn Manufacturing, a producer of heat- and fire-resistant textiles used worldwide, in 1979. In her role on the advisory committee, Leonard …

Paulus named Europlasma CEO

November 5, 2019

Belgium-based Europlasma, a global leader in low-pressure plasma technology, has appointed Jody Paulus as chief executive officer. Paulus has been with Europlasma for two years. Prior to this appointment, she ran the company’s business development operations.

EU regulation threatens medical textile market

November 4, 2019

Growth in the medical textiles market has the potential to be threatened by a new EU regulation for medical devices, according to a report in issue 114 of Technical Textile Markets from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Under the new regulation, known as Medical Devices Regulation, the time required to design and develop …

AATCC announces revised test method

November 1, 2019

AATCC TM100, a common test method used to measure antimicrobial activity on treated textiles, has been updated to more accurately capture the performance of today’s antimicrobials. The revised method will provide the industry with more consistent and uniform test results and also eliminates the variability on many of the critical steps that previously led to …

University of Rhode Island announces innovation center

October 31, 2019

Rhode Island’s governor joined the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) president to announce $1 million in funding for the creation of the 401 Tech Bridge, the Rhode Island Materials Innovation Center. The center will provide opportunities and resources to galvanize technology commercialization efforts to meet changing demands for national defense, infrastructure and health care. 401 …