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 …

Conceptual fabric artist Christo dies

June 2, 2020

Christo, an artist known for wrapping landmarks around the world with massive fabric installations, died Sunday at his home in New York City. The Bulgarian-born artist who used only his first name was 84; no cause of death was given. Christo’s plans for wrapping Paris’s Arc de Triomphe with 269,097 square feet of recyclable polypropylene fabric …

Longtime IFAI member Chuck Dill dies

May 19, 2020

Charles R. “Chuck” Dill, owner of BH Awning & Tent, Benton Harbor, Mich., died March 26. Dill, 80, had been a member of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) since 1971. He was member of IFAI’s Professional Awning Manufacturers Association and the Canvas Products Association, Zone 7. His obituary is available online at https://memorials.starksfamilyfh.com/charles-dill/4143349/.

In memoriam: Bill Murrell

May 14, 2020

Tensile structure pioneer Virgil William “Bill” Murrell Jr. passed away May 7, 2020, at his home in Naples, Fla. An engineer, architect and mathematician, Murrell cofounded Fabric Structures Inc. and Murrell Tensile Works. He served on the code committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), devised biaxial testing for fabrics, and wrote computer …

New hires at American Textile Co.

Pittsburgh-based bedding manufacturer American Textile Co. has announced additions to their leadership team with the hiring of Brian Lehr as vice president of eCommerce and Doug Venuti as vice president of Information Technology. The additions support a strategic move to support growing consumer demand amidst increasingly diverse retailer needs. Lehr and Venuti will help the …

Hampton joins The Fox Company

May 11, 2020

Calvin Hampton has joined The Fox Company as senior sales and technical manager. Hampton spent many years with Juki America in various positions, is well known in the sewn product industry throughout North America, and has been involved with heavy duty machines, typically used with industrial fabrics. Hampton will be based out of Florida and will …

Dunlap Industries hires operations coordinator

May 5, 2020

Dunlap Industries has hired Darwin Burdette as operations coordinator for its U.S. Thread division.  Burdette has more than 27 years of experience performing direct and supervisory sewing and knitting operations. He will provide hands-on oversight to material handling, maintenance, production, quality control and shipping.

Unifi names Ingle CEO

April 29, 2020

Unifi Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Edmund “Eddie” Ingle CEO and a member of the board of directors effective July 1, 2020. Ingle previously spent 30 years with Unifi in progressively senior roles from 1986 to 2018 before becoming an executive with Indorama Ventures. After more than 40 years of dedicated …