Newly elected AATCC President Harrie Schoots gives his acceptance speech and pinning.

Schoots elevated to AATCC president; officers, Board of Directors elected

Posted November 24, 2020


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – AATCC held its Annual Meeting remotely on November 11, during which time Executive Vice President Diana Wyman announced results of ballots for the association’s 2021-2022 AATCC Board of Directors members.


The AATCC Board of Directors is comprised of several components to ensure full representation from the broad global textile industry. Regional board members are elected to represent the various geographic regions in which AATCC has local sections. The following regional board members were elected to serve 2021-2022:


  • Patrick Ayers, LCA Designs LLC, Central Atlantic Region

  • Nelson Houser, Midsouth Region

  • Jack Bare, StarChem LLC, New England Region

  • Ashley Handley, UL, Southern Region

  • Karen Muhlin, VF Outdoor Inc, Western Region

  • A.K. Samanta, University of Calcutta, Southeast Asia Region


Members also elected board members to represent AATCC’s three interest groups for 2021-2022:


  • Tom Stutts, Color Solutions International/Dystar, Concept 2 Consumer® Chair

  • Tammie Rollins, UL, Concept 2 Consumer At-Large Member

  • Rembert Truesdale III, TenCate Protective Fabrics, Chemical Applications Chair

  • Peter Hauser, North Carolina State University – Wilson College of Textiles, Chemical Applications At-Large Member

  • Christina Rapa, WL Gore & Associates, Materials Chair


John Crocker of SDL Atlas LLC was elected president-elect for 2021-2022. Harrie Schoots, Ascend Performance Materials LLC will rotate to president, and Kerry King, Spoonflower Inc will become immediate past president. A video of the presidential pinning ceremony is available at https://youtu.be/h4NcQwRYxW4.


Continuing in their roles on the AATCC Board of Directors are Apurba Banerjee, Materials Interest Group at-Large member; R Michael Tyndall, treasurer; Adam Varley, Executive Committee on Research chair; Jiping Wang, Publications Committee chair; Kanti Jasani, Membership Committee chair; and Wyman, executive vice president.


Source: AATCC

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