Chic Event Rentals welcomes Haupt

March 20, 2020

Chic Event Rentals, Monterey, Calif., has hired Mike Haupt to head its Tent and New Business Development departments. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Haupt was previously employed at Celebrations Party Rentals, Roseville, Calif. He was integral in landing clients such as Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party, SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), CES (Consumer …

Champion Thread promotes Lee

February 27, 2020

Champion Thread Company, a supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products accessories, has promoted Jim Lee to the position of vice president of sales. In his expanded role, Lee will continue his current business development role while assuming the added responsibilities for developing strategic sales plans and managing all …

Ehmke Chief Operating Officer and part owner Samuel Stokes retires

February 20, 2020

Ehmke Manufacturing Company Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.) has announced that on March 2, 2020, Samuel “Cliff” Stokes will retire, after 33 years of dedicated service to the company. Stokes leaves the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) and part owner at Ehmke. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master Fabrics …

Teijin Aramid appoints ter Horst

February 12, 2020

Teijin Aramid has announced the appointment of Peter ter Horst as the company’s new president and CEO per April 1, 2020. Ter Horst succeeds Gert Frederiks who will continue in an advisory role before retiring one year later after a long and impressive career at Teijin. Ter Horst joined Teijin Aramid in 2006 and brings …

Archroma announces CEO transition

February 5, 2020

Archroma has announced its transition plan for the function of CEO. The board of directors of Archroma appointed Heike van de Kerkhof to succeed current CEO Alexander Wessels effective January 6, 2020. Wessels has held the CEO position at Archroma since the company was established in October 2013, and will be appointed as vice chairman …

Krulic joins Palmetto

February 3, 2020

Bart Krulic has joined Palmetto Synthetics LLC as executive sales director. Krulic has more than 30 years of experience in textiles, specializing in fiber, yarn and fabric manufacturing and technology. He has developed products in each industry, including a unique production method for composite fabrics.

Szczerba and Yacono join Mutoh

January 30, 2020

Mutoh America Inc. has hired two new regional sales managers. Kevin Szczerba has been named sales manager for the central region and brings more than 30 years of sales experience to the company. Gary Yacono has been named sales manager for the northeast. Yacono spent the last four years in the wide format industry as …

DOMO Chemicals appoints Bonte

January 29, 2020

DOMO Chemicals, a global leader in engineering nylon materials towards sustainable solutions, announced its transition plan for the function of CEO. The Board of Directors of DOMO has appointed Yves Bonte to succeed current CEO Alex Segers during February 2020. Segers has held the CEO position since the company started its chemical activities in 1994 …

Education transition at AATCC

January 27, 2020

AATCC has a new education director. Angela (Angi) Jabara will work alongside long-time AATCC education director Peggy Pickett until Pickett’s retirement later this year. Jabara will be responsible for educational program development as well as venue selection, negotiation and contracts. She will work closely with AATCC administrative and research committees to continue to grow online …

Industry veteran Steve Toth retires

January 22, 2020

After 36 years in the textile industry Steve Toth will be retiring from his position at Ennis Fabrics as regional sales manager, specialty division. Over his career, Toth has served on the board for numerous industry associations. Currently, Toth is a director on IFAI’s PAMA board. “From the beginning, Steve’s customer service philosophy and values …