SYFA Announces ‘Get Smart’ Confab

Paul Fogleman,

Attendees at the spring conference sponsored by the Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association will be challenged to “Get Smart.”

The April 18 – 19 gathering will be held at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Charlotte and will feature presentations by fiber and yarn manufacturers, along with textiles organizations. Economic forecasts also are on the agenda.

Organizers of the conference observe that “smart phones, smart cars, smart fabric and smart computers” are driving marketplace strategies that include the yarn and fiber industry. The trend toward performance yarns and fibers has accelerated over the past decade, resulting in “smart” textile products.

Some 150 manufacturing and marketing executives are expected to attend. Registration information can be found on the SYFA website.

SYFA Candidates For 2013 – 15 Named

The Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Assn. has released the slate of officers for 2015.

Proposed officers are: President, Mike Becker, Michael S. Becker, Inc; Vice President, Stan Pendergrass, Milliken & Company; 2nd Vice President, Machell Apple, Victor Group; Secretary-Treasurer, Alasdair Carmichael, PCI Fibers.

Directors: Roger Crossfield, Goulston Technologies; Joe Cornelius, Unifi Inc.; Joe Capobianco, Precision Fabrics Group; Jim Netzel, DAK Americas; Chris Schultz, NanYa Plastics Corp. America; Hardy Sullivan, Crypton Fabrics.

The managing director of SYFA is Kim Pettit.

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