Chiara joins AGI Denim

August 31, 2020

AGI Denim, a denim manufacturer in Pakistan, has hired Carl Chiara as global creative director. A seasoned designer and inspiring team leader, Chiara brings more than 20 years of global experience in inventive design that is scalable and sustainable. Prior to joining AGI Denim, Chiara co-founded the widely respected Unionmade retail boutique chain. He has …

Damen appointed Teijin Aramid CFO

August 26, 2020

Teijin Aramid has appointed Isabelle Damen as the company’s new CFO. Damen succeeds Peter ter Horst, who was named CEO of Teijin Aramid earlier this year. Damen has worked in finance for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of international experience to Teijin Aramid. She is a well-equipped strategic business partner and previously …

Spinnova appoints international textile experts

August 21, 2020

As fiber innovation company Spinnova prepares to scale its sustainable fiber production, it has onboarded two niche textile experts to help commercialize its sustainable wood-based fiber. Shahriare Mahmood has started as Spinnova’s sustainability director. Mahmood joined Spinnova from Finnish children’s wear brand Reima. Mahmood has both an academic and a technical textile industry background. Graduated …

Jones Family of Companies announces new hires

August 10, 2020

Jones Family of Companies has hired Brian Trent as its new director of supply chain and Leonardo Franzinetti as its new business analyst and IT resource. With more than two decades of experience in the packaging and supply industry, Trent began his textile career at Milliken. Before coming to Jones, he most recently served as …

Edelman appointed at Crypton Companies

August 7, 2020

The Crypton Companies (Crypton LLC & Nanotex LLC), providers of performance textile technologies in the contract, home furnishings, and apparel markets, has appointed industry veteran John Edelman to serve as executive chairman of the board, effective immediately. Edelman has decades of experience in all aspects of the design business and is a respected advocate in …

In memoriam: Davis Richardson

July 13, 2020

Davis Michael Richardson of Boyds, Md., passed away on July 8 after a brief but valiant fight with melanoma. Davis was the founder and owner of Sugarplum Tent Company, a leading special events company in the Washington, D.C., metro area since 1990. Davis established Sugarplum Tent Company with his wife, Barbi. The company quickly earned …

Appelsies named president of MKM

July 6, 2020

Minnesota Knitting Mills (MKM), St. Paul, Minn., has named Rick Appelsies as president. Appelsies joined MKM as senior product development manager last year. His past experience includes a wide array of executive leadership and experience in the textile industry ranging from senior vice president at Red Wing Shoe Co. to various executive leadership and development …

Bui joins Heytex USA

June 23, 2020

Heytex USA has hired Julie Bui as technical textiles sales manager. She will be responsible for driving sales for the company’s Industrial and Texineering products in North America. Bui brings extensive sales experience in the industrial, oil and gas, and textile industries. She most recently worked as a strategic sales executive growing her accounts by an …

Frasca joins MiniFIBERS

June 16, 2020

T. Scott Frasca has joined MiniFIBERS Inc. as technical sales representative. Frasca has a background in management, account management and technical service roles, with a demonstrated ability to build relationships at all levels of organizations; commercial, technical, and operational. Prior to joining MiniFIBERS he worked for industry leading companies for over 30 years including Buckman, …

Heytex appoints Kampsen

June 8, 2020

Heytex has appointed Fabian Kampsen as its new commercial director. Kampsen has been with Heytex since 2011 and was market manager for HEYsign business center of large format printable textiles. In his new role as commercial director, Kampsen will lead the global sales and marketing team to continue the company’s development toward a customer-focused, reliable …