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William Jasper re-elected as Chairman of NCTO
Apr '13
William L. “Bill” Jasper, chairman of the Board and CEO of Unifi, Inc. located in Greensboro, NC was re-elected to serve a third term as chairman during NCTO’s 10th annual meeting held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC last week.

Bill Jasper was named Chairman of Unifi’s Board in February 2011 and has served as Unifi’s CEO and member of Unifi’s Board of Directors and the Company’s Executive Committee since September 2007.  Prior to his role as chairman, he served as president and CEO, vice president of sales and general manager of the polyester segment. 

He joined the company with the purchase of Kinston polyester POY assets from INVISTA in September 2004.  Prior to joining Unifi, Mr. Jasper was the director of INVISTA’s DACRON polyester filament business.  Before working at INVISTA, he held various management positions in operations, technology, sales and business for DuPont since 1980. 

James C. Self III, president and COO of Greenwood Mills located in Greenwood, SC, was also re-elected to a third term as vice chairman of NCTO.

Elected to the NCTO Board of Directors during the various Council meetings were the following:

Fiber Council – Donald Burich of INVISTA, John Freeman of NanYa Plastics, and James M. Netzel of DAK Americas

Yarn Council –  Bill Carstarphen of Pharr Yarns, LLC; James Chesnutt of National Spinning Company; Trey Hodges of Swift Spinning; Peter Iliopoulos of Gildan Activewear; Gilbert Patrick of Patrick Yarn Mills, Inc.; and Robin Perkins of Frontier Spinning Mills

Fabric and Home Furnishings Council – Norman Chapman of Inman Mills; Jerry Cook of Hanesbrands Inc.; Monte Galbraith of Denim NA; Allen Gant of Glen Raven, Inc.; David Hastings of Mount Vernon Mills; and Jeff Price of Milliken and Company

Industry Support Council – Tena Cogswell of Leigh Fibers, Ludovic Petrois of Staubli, and Bob Sage of Oerlikon Textile

Elected by their respective Councils to serve on the Executive Committee were Mark Ruday of DAK Americas; John Bakane of Frontier Spinning Mills; Anderson Warlick of Parkdale; David Hastings of Mount Vernon Mills; Smyth McKissick of Alice Manufacturing; and Joni Davis of Duke Energy.

After being elected chairman, Jasper’s first order of business was to announce appointments to the following offices of NCTO:  president and CEO – Cass Johnson, NCTO; secretary – Mike Hubbard, NCTO; and treasurer – Jeff Price of Milliken and Company. 

The National Council of Textile Organizations, headquartered in Washington, DC with an office in Gastonia, NC, is the national trade association representing the entire spectrum of the textile sector.  Domestically focused to ensure a prosperous future for the U.S. textile sector and globally positioned to work effectively with our international allies, NCTO is on the front lines meeting the challenges of the 21st Century for the industry.

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