In memoriam: Donald “Don” Michael Reinbolt

January 22nd, 2024

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 from Woodward High School, Suzanne Loemker, […]

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In memoriam: Franz Peter Zimmer

March 8th, 2022

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 revolutionary ideas for textile printing, thereby significantly altering […]

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Shiels joins ASTM International board of directors

January 19th, 2021

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018. An ASTM International member since 2008, Shiels serves as chair of the Committee […]

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Walker joins Colorado Yurt Company

January 6th, 2021

Colorado Yurt Company has hired Garrett Walker as director of sales. He will lead the sales and marketing teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Walker has extensive sales and management experience. Most recently, Garrett was CEO of Teilhaber Manufacturing. Previously, he held a variety of sales […]

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MMI Textiles expands its leadership team

January 4th, 2021

MMI Textiles Inc., a global diversified supplier of industrial and custom fabrics and textile components with military, tactical, medical, commercial and apparel expertise, has announced one new executive hire, Kathleen Stevens as chief financial officer (CFO) and four promotions, including Debbie Grant to chief of staff, Nick Rivera to chief operating officer (COO), Geoffrey Senko […]

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Evolution St. Louis hires Altan

December 29th, 2020

Evolution St. Louis has hired Sevan Altan as its first general manager. Altan brings decades of experience in flatbed knitting, production, design, programming and business development. He will oversee all departments at the company’s high-tech knit manufacturing in St. Louis, Mo. Altan comes from Stoll America, where he managed operation and programming for flatbed knitting. […]

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Jones Family of Companies strengthens teams

December 22nd, 2020

During a year that has been challenging for all businesses, Jones Family of Companies has continued to thrive and progress. Along with the recent acquisition of Rontex America and the opening of a new office in Richmond, Va., Jones is improving its operations and human resources teams across all facilities by bringing on more highly […]

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Rush & Company promotes McFadden

December 15th, 2020

Rush & Company has named Kimber McFadden as Vice President of Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles. Since joining the company in 2012, McFadden has dedicated her work to finding successful candidates for clients in the textiles and nonwovens industry. McFadden transitioned to the recruitment field from a successful career in real estate. Her work creating and […]

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NCTO announces support of Tai as next USTR

December 14th, 2020

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement welcoming the reported selection of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Chief Trade Counsel, Katherine Tai, as the next U.S. Trade Representative. “We applaud President-elect Joe Biden’s expected nomination of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Chief Trade Counsel, Katherine […]

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Brookwood Companies announces leadership change

December 9th, 2020

Brookwood Companies Inc., an integrated textile company and wholly owned subsidiary of the Hallwood Group LLC, has announced that Chief Executive Officer Amber M. Brookman will leave the company on January 1, 2021, to pursue other ventures. Frank Montie, who currently serves as Executive Vice President will assume the role of CEO.  Brookman has served […]

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