Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / NC State University names Barry Leonard as Textile Leader
NC State University names Barry Leonard as Textile Leader
24
Apr '13
Mr Barry Leonard
Mr Barry Leonard
On April 18, Barry Leonard was recognized as the 2013 NC State University College of Textiles Leader of the Year. The award recognizes a textile industry executive who has shown outstanding leadership qualities that have moved the textile industry forward in innovative ways. Members of the Kappa Tau Beta Leadership Fraternity and Phi Psi Fraternity choose the award recipient that best represents the goals and ideals of the two College of Textiles fraternities.

Barry Leonard is President and CEO of Welspun USA, the largest integrated towel manufacturer in Asia and a leading supplier to 14 of the top 30 United States retailers. Leonard received his undergraduate degree in textile technology from NC State University, his master’s degree from the Institute of Textile Technology and attended Harvard Business School as well.

Presently he serves on the Home Fashions Products Association Board and serves as vice president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF) Board. The NCTF supports the College of Textiles by providing funds for scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students, recruitment and retention of highly qualified professors and researchers and maintaining the College of Textiles with state-of-the-art equipment for research and education.

Dean A. Blanton Godfrey says, "Barry Leonard is an outstanding graduate of the College of Textiles and of the Institute of Textile Technology. Barry has had a fascinating, and extremely busy career, but somehow he finds time to support the college in numerous ways. Recently Barry became a member of the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Textile Foundation. In this role he will have a major influence on the future of the college."

Throughout his career, Leonard has received many honors and awards for his contributions to the textile industry such as the Distinguished Leadership Award and the Home Textiles Leadership Award. Leonard was named Top 100 Most Powerful Leaders in Home Furnishing by HFN in 2010 and Top Five Future Leaders in Textiles by Textile World in 2001. Leonard is one of the surviving passengers of Flight 1549 bound for Charlotte, North Carolina that went down in the Hudson River in January 2009. Due to this experience, he has spoken internationally about managing crisis and has been featured in the book, "Brace for Impact".

NC State University College of Textiles


Must ReadView All

Serbian economy minister Goran Knezevic (left) and Taypa president Mesut Toprak after signing the MoU. Courtesy: Serbian Government/SeeNews

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Turkish group Taypa to build textile factory in Serbia

Turkish textile group Taypa will invest euro 35 million ($41.2...

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

China’s textile & apparel exports rise 4.3% in Sept ’17

Registering an increase of 4.3 per cent year-on-year, the exports of...

Courtesy: Messe Frankfurt

Textiles | On 20th Oct 2017

Heimtextil to focus on textile solutions for architects

Heimtextil 2018, world's leading trade fair for home and contract...

Interviews View All

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

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

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

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

October 2017

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
77.9%
No
13.2%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 68

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
27.9%
Skip
10.3%

Total Votes: 68

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
85.3%
No
10.3%
Skip
4.4%

Total Votes: 68

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
75.0%
No
11.8%
Skip
13.2%

Total Votes: 68


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search