Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Lou Protonentis joins AATCC as Technical Director
Lou Protonentis joins AATCC as Technical Director
22
Feb '13
Lou Protonentis, a textiles industry professional who has served in director-level positions with Cotton Incorporated and Microban International, has joined AATCC as the Association’s new Technical Director.

With core competencies in textile industry R&D, strategic planning, team building, global sales, and staff supervision, Protonentis brings key skills and abilities to his new role with the Association.  As AATCC’s Technical Director, he will oversee all technical activities of the Association including: test method development and training,  publication of the annual AATCC Technical Manual, development of new quality control materials, management of the Association’s research and technology committees, management of the Associations technical services activities, and he will be the primary technical contact with our members, companies, and textile, apparel, and materials-related organizations.

“Lou is ideally suited for this position,” said John Y. “Jack” Daniels, Executive Vice President of the Association. “His experience in the primary textile industry at Guildford Mills, his research and marketing positions with Cotton Incorporated, and his product and process development activities with Microban Products and Noble Biomaterials provide Lou with a seasoned background and the communications skills necessary to manage the many technical responsibilities of AATCC.  We are delighted to have Lou join the AATCC staff in this key responsibility.”

During his tenure at Cotton, Inc. from 1999 to 2009, Protonentis served in a broad array of roles, including Director of Technical Services, Dyeing & Finishing. He was also Director of Account Management, Global Supply Chain, which involved a three-year assignment in Singapore where he developed a substantial understanding of the industry in China and Asia.

At Microban International, he was responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the company’s antimicrobial product line for textile and liquid applications. This involved collaborating efforts with sales and marketing in both domestic and international markets. And in his most recent position at Noble Biomaterials, he was responsible for the investigation, analysis, and resolution of product performance issues.

In addition to his experience in the textile industry, Protonentis has been actively involved with AATCC for several years, serving on several research committees. He also played an instrumental role on the steering committees for several Symposia and served on the Executive Committee on Research.

Protonentis graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry, and has a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice from Guilford College.  He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, and is a 6th degree Black Belt in karate.

AATCC

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

NYCEDC announces $51mn package for NYC garment industry

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

Fynd raises $500K Series A funding from Venture Catalysts

Fynd, an online to offline (O2O) e-commerce fashion marketplace, has...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Mar 2017

India's fashion market to touch $30 bn by 2020: Report

The fashion market in India is estimated at $70 billion in 2016, with ...

Interviews View All

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search