Texas Tech University lab director elected to National Academy of Inventors

March 13, 2024  |  Industry News, News, People

Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., director of the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Inventors’ 2024 class of senior members. The U.S. National Academy of Inventors is a global network of academic in…
Apex Mills announces the appointment of Molly Kremidas to its business development team

February 29, 2024  |  Company News, News, People

Apex Mills, a manufacturer of U.S.-made industrial textiles announced the appointment of Molly Kremidas to join its business development team. In her new role, Kremidas will be responsible for driving the growth of warp, circular knits, elastics, 3D spacer fabrics and finishes and treatments within …
Amy Bircher appointed to advisory committee by President Biden

February 26, 2024  |  ATA News, Industry News, News, People

President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint nine individuals as members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, including former Advanced Textiles Association chairman Amy Bircher. The advisory committee provides overall policy advice to the U.S. Trade Representative on …
In memoriam: Donald “Don” Michael Reinbolt

January 22, 2024  |  ATA News, Industry News, News, People

Former IFAI (now ATA) chairman Donald “Don” Michael Reinbolt of Temperance, MI, died at age 77 on Saturday, January 13, 2024. He was born on June 11, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, and was the son of Charles M. and Mary Katherine (Hartley) Reinbolt.  He married his high school sweetheart fr…
GOZEN welcomes Sedef Uncu Aki as chief product officer

January 3, 2024  |  Company News, News, People

GOZEN, a San Francisco-based biomaterials startup, announced the appointment of Sedef Uncu Aki as its new chief product officer. Aki joins GOZEN with a background in sustainability and textile innovation spanning more than 20 years. Her previous tenure as the director of product development and rese…
In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

November 28, 2022  |  Industry News, People

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer.
In memoriam: Franz Peter Zimmer

March 8, 2022  |  News, People

Franz Peter Zimmer, a visionary pioneer of modern textile printing technology, passed away in Kufstein, Austria, on February 12, 2022. He died only a few days after celebrating his 98th birthday with family and friends. Zimmer dedicated more than 70 years of his life to developing new and revolutio…
Herculite Products Inc. promotes Peter B. McKernan to director of supply chain management

January 26, 2022  |  Industry News, News, People

Herculite Products Inc., announced that Peter B. McKernan has been promoted to director of supply chain management. In this new role, McKernan will be responsible for the management of all corporate forecasting and planning, as well as planned capacity scheduling. McKernan earned his bachelor’s de…