New management at Pelican Products

October 11, 2019

Pelican Products Inc. has promoted Michael Bubica to director of supply chain and inventory performance. In this role, he will work closely with sales, product management and customer service teams to better understand demand and align supply and distribution planning to meet customer needs and Pelican’s business objectives. Pelican has also hired Frank Gennaco as …

Unifi appoints Creaturo

Unifi Inc. has appointed Craig A. Creaturo as executive vice president and CFO. He has more than 15 years of experience as an executive leader for finance and accounting teams at businesses with complex manufacturing and global operations.

Ayala named Aurora president

October 10, 2019

Marcia Ayala has been promoted to president of Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Inc., a subsidiary of Milwaukee-based Meridian Industries. Ayala, who started at Aurora in 2006 as director of research and development, was promoted to vice president of research and development in 2014 and promoted again to company vice president in 2015. She played a …

Wyman named AATCC EVP

October 9, 2019

The AATCC board of directors has voted to promote Diana Wyman to the role of executive vice president. Previously, Wyman served as the AATCC technical director. Wyman has a BA in fashion merchandising from Radford University, an MS in Textiles from North Carolina State University, and an MBA from Meredith College. The board made this …

2019 Chairman’s Award winner: Scott Campbell, Rainier Industries

October 8, 2019

The Chairman’s Award (originally, the President’s Award) is an honor bestowed by the chairman of IFAI to an individual that has had an extraordinary and meaningful impact on the association. It is rarely given, and awarded at the sole discretion of the IFAI chairman. At IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo 2019, IFAI chairman Steve …

Bachansingh receives AATCC award

Jessica Bachansingh is the recipient of the 2019 AATCC Outstanding College Graduate Award. Bachansingh was selected from the nominees submitted by the AATCC student chapter faculty advisors for an outstanding graduating senior from their respective universities. She attends Florida State University and will be graduating with a retail merchandising and product development major along with …

Students win AATCC merchandising awards

October 7, 2019

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ (AATCC) student merchandising competition received 32 entries, with 61 students participating from nine colleges and universities. Students were challenged to showcase their skills in business, marketing and merchandising by conducting a business model, determining a marketing strategy, and creating merchandising tools and products for an apparel line …

Textile dyes market projections released

October 4, 2019

A new report published by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the low cost of manufacturing in countries, such as China, and the high demand for textile dyes in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region as a whole are the key factors driving the demand for textile dyes. The textile dyes market is projected to be worth $10.9 billion by …

Removing toxic dyes from wastewater

A team of Texas Tech University researchers working in advanced textiles has found a new way to remove toxic dye pollutants from wastewater, and their approach is safer, cheaper and easier than traditional methods. Their results are described in the upcoming cover article of the online journal Particle & Particle Systems Characterization.

Monforts charts textile success

October 3, 2019

In addition to launching its new and expanded website, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG has issued two new publications celebrating the achievements of its major customers. The first edition of Monforts World of European Textiles profiles a range of companies at the forefront of manufacturing in Europe serving a wide range of end-use …