AAPN elects Alt, Knight, Peale, Dartley to board
Posted December 9, 2020
ATLANTA – The Americas Apparel Producers Network (AAPN) announced that four industry professionals have been elected to its Board of Directors.
Chris Alt of American & Efird/Elevate Textiles, Jennifer Knight of American Woolen Company, Keith Dartley of Swisstex and Pam Peale of DeSL are now members of the board.
Alt is senior vice president of Elevate Textiles, the parent company of American & Efird. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Business Administration – Finance and Marketing. He has spent virtually his entire career at A&E. He is a strong supporter of the AAPN Carolina Mill Tour. He also graduated from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Executive Program, Financial Management. He is a strong supporter of the AAPN Carolina Mill Tour.
Knight graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Religious Studies and, after a stint writing scripts for TV shows, joined the family business of Georgia Narrow Fabrics. She has had numerous progressive steps in her industry career, most recently as president & COO of the American Woolen Company. Knight is a longtime member and close confidant of AAPN. She also holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School. She is a longtime member and close confidant of AAPN.
Dartley is president and co-founder of Swisstex, based in Los Angeles with 165 employees and 70 knitting machines in El Salvador. He has been highly active in AAPN’s regional conferences and many other events. Dartley made an extraordinary commitment to fight the virus, writing the AAPN, "We produced enough mask fabric from March through June to produce about 180 million masks and enough gown fabric to produce about 1.5 million surgical gowns." He graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Marketing.
Peale holds a B.S. degree in Fashion/Apparel Design from Baylor University. She began her degree in technology at Gerber and has remained in technology, including time at a major producer of uniforms. She is currently vice president of DeSL. Pam has anchored several panels at AAPN’s regional conferences and its virtual events. She is leading several of AAPN projects in new industry technology.
View AAPN’s entire Board of Directors and its Executive Committee here.