The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the complete spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber via completed sewn merchandise, re-elected David Roberts, CEO of Cap Yarns, as chairman, and David Poston, president of Palmetto Synthetics, as vice chairman.

NCTO additionally elected chairs for every of its 4 councils–Fiber Council, Poston; Yarn Council, Robin Perkins of Frontier Yarns; Fabric and Home Furnishings Council, Leib Oehmig of Glen Raven Inc., and Industry Support Council, Ian Mills of Fi-Tech.

Elected to the NCTO board of administrators have been: Fiber Council–Brinson, Tom Brekovsky of Auriga, Chuck Hall of William Barnet & Son, Melissa Minihan of The Lycra Company, Alejandro Sanchez of DAK Americas and Chip Stein of Stein Fibers.

Yarn Council–Jim Booterbaugh of National Spinning Co., Charles Heilig of Parkdale Mills, Eddie Ingle of Unifi, Robin Perkins of Frontier Yarns, Allen Smith of American & Efird and Marvin Smith of Shuford Yarns.

Fabric Council–Norman Chapman of Inman Mills, Kathie Leonard of Auburn Manufacturing, Chad McAllister of Milliken & Company, Leib Oehmig of Glen Raven Inc., Dirk Pieper of Sage Automotive Interiors and Blake Millinor of Valdese Weavers. Industry Support Council–Cyril Guerin of Picanol, Ian Mills of Fi-Tech and Marisa Fumei-South of Two-One-Two New York Inc.

Elected by their respective councils to serve on the manager committee have been Mills of Fi-Tech, Minihan of Lycra, Oehmig of Glen Raven, Perkins of Frontier Yarns, Smith of American & Efird and Stein of Stein Fibers.


Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., appointed Alegra O’Hare as chief advertising officer for Tommy Hilfiger Global, efficient April 12.

Within the position, O’Hare will develop and execute progressive international advertising methods to achieve and have interaction current and upcoming Tommy Hilfiger shoppers.

O’Hare brings over 25 years of promoting expertise, working with international shopper manufacturers together with Adidas, Bang & Olufsen, Champion, Lee and Wrangler. Most not too long ago, she held the position of chief advertising officer at Gap, the place she led the worldwide advertising staff to encourage shoppers throughout all model touchpoints. Prior to this, O’Hare led advertising for the Adidas Originals model, the place she was answerable for all model campaigns and collaborations with companions corresponding to Pharrell Williams, Alexander Wang and Childish Gambino.

Tommy Hilfiger’s advertising initiatives have been instrumental to the growing footprint of the model via the constant progress of world model consciousness and consumer-centric methods that construct and retain a loyal fan base. Tommy Hilfiger’s product portfolio that features males’s tailor-made clothes and sportswear, ladies’s assortment attire and sportswear, child’s put on, denim collections, underwear, footwear and equipment.


FitFlop, a wellness footwear firm, appointed Gianni Georgiades as CEO.

Georgiades most not too long ago was CEO at Lacoste Footwear, the place he drove the enlargement of the manufacturers product provide to incorporate the primary professional tennis shoe and give attention to product re-engineering, sustainability and 3D know-how. Prior to that, he was omnichannel managing director for EMEA at Deckers and vp for Europe at Coach.

Georgiades shall be becoming a member of the FitFlop staff on April 6.



Volumental, a know-how firm that helps the world’s high footwear retailers and types clear up match, enhance buyer experiences and remodel knowledge into gas for worthwhile progress, appointed Brent Hollowell as chief advertising officer.

In the newly created position, Hollowell is answerable for additional positioning Volumental as a premier know-how firm serving to thousands and thousands of consumers all over the world discover good becoming footwear.

Hollowell brings over 25 years of footwear advertising expertise to a quickly rising Volumental staff in Stockholm, together with key roles as the previous chief advertising officer for Fleet Feet the place he managed the model’s vendor companion program, in addition to management positions inside Adidas and Foot Locker. He is reporting on to co-founder and CEO Alper Aydemir.

With greater than 2,000 scanners deployed in shops in over 40 nations, Volumental has recorded foot measurements from 10 million prospects. With prospects the world over together with New Balance, Bauer, ECCO, The Athlete’s Foot and XXL, Volumental is on a mission to assist 500 million shoe consumers discover good becoming footwear by 2025 in-store and on-line.


Evrythng appointed two veteran executives to its business management staff, supporting accelerating adoption of product digitization amongst shopper model house owners for buyer engagement, provide chain visibility and transparency.

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, the corporate’s new president and managing director, EMEA and Oceania, is a seasoned govt with a monitor document of rising scale-up SaaS companies and business gross sales organizations. Pieter Joost Verhoef, who was named senior vp for international accounts, EMEA and Oceania, beforehand led shopper international account applications at Adobe and Oracle.

Gilbert-Rolfe beforehand served as CEO at Movvo and led RFID agency OATSystems. Verhoef most not too long ago served as international account director at Oracle.

The Evrythng Product Cloud helps international shopper product manufacturers run their companies in another way by figuring out what their merchandise know. It hyperlinks each product merchandise to its Active Digital Identity on the internet, becoming a member of up product knowledge at each level within the worth chain for visibility, validation and real-time intelligence and to attach with individuals.