Seaman Corporation appoints Meade

November 16, 2020

Seaman Corporation has appointed Susan Meade to vice president of human resources. Meade is a 10-year veteran with Seaman Corporation and has been a key contributor in many aspects of the human resource function, most recently serving as senior manager of compensation and benefits. Prior to joining Seaman, she worked at Dometic Corporation and Bauer …

2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to others day-in and day-out. To acknowledge their service, IFAI developed a program in 2012 called …

2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is designed for individuals who have shown a commitment to the association. Honored Life Membership is bestowed by special request only, and at the discretion of the IFAI Board of Directors to candidates based on the following criteria: Meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the …

Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI Board of Directors. Newly Elected Directors Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom ProductsJennifer Fennell …

Zund America appoints Richards

November 2, 2020

Zund America Inc. has appointed Bill Richards to the position of sales director. He will manage Zund America’s inside, outside and strategic account sales teams with a focus on driving both direct and channel sales in the graphics and packaging segments as well as continuing to grow Zünd market share in industrial applications including textile/tech …

Moss appoints Jason Popp as president and CEO

October 27, 2020

Moss, a leading global provider of experiential marketing solutions for events, exhibits, retail and corporate environments, has named Jason Popp as president and CEO, effective Nov. 2, 2020. A well-known executive in the global events industry, Popp was previously president of international at GES, a leading global face-to-face events and trade show services company, where …

Koehler Paper Group appoints Sternbeck for Beaver Paper

September 25, 2020

Koehler Paper Group, a global producer of high-quality specialty paper, has named Tobias Sternbeck as chief executive officer for the recently acquired Beaver Paper, a leading producer of sublimation media for the dye-sub and digital printing industry. Sternbeck brings more than 15 years of experience delivering solutions for the sublimation and textile industries. Beaver Paper …

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 …