Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Glen Raven CEO awarded Chapman award
Glen Raven CEO awarded Chapman award
Jun '13
Allen E. Gant, Jr., Glen Raven, Inc. has been awarded the Chapman Award, named in honor of James A. Chapman, Sr., James A. Chapman, Jr. and Joseph W. Chapman of Inman Mills. 

The Chapman Award was established by the Southern Textile Association to recognize individuals for exemplary service to the textile industry. 

By vote of the Board of Governors, Allen E. Gant, Jr., President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Glen Raven, Inc. received   the Award during the STA Business Breakfast Session of the Joint Meeting of the STA and Fiber Buyer Groups at The Wild Dunes Resort.  The Award was presented by Rob Chapman, President and CEO of Inman Mills.

Gant, who attended the University of North Carolina and was honored with a Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Elon University, is currently active in a number of business, professional, and non-profit organizations, including Chairman of the Institute of Textile Technology, the Board of Trustees for Elon University, Board of Trustees of Alamance County Regional Medical Center, Board of Directors of the Alamance County Economic Development Foundation, the Wyndham Golf Championship (Honorary Chairman in 2008), Board of Directors for Piedmont Triad Partnership, Board member for Carolina Business Coalition, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and Founder and Chairman of New Leaf Society.

Gant is considered a global business and textile industry leader having served as a member of President Bush’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy & Negotiations (ACTPN), member of the Board of Directors of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition (AMTAC), TextilePAC, past Chairman and current Board member of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and North Carolina Textile Foundation. 

In 2010, Gant was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce – Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Textile and Clothing (ITAC 13) and was recently inducted into the American Hall of Fame in addition to a number of business awards and recognitions.

Southern Textile Association

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Oct 2016

China’s garment retail sales grow 7.2% in Jan-Sept ’16

Retail sales of garments, footwear, hats and knitwear of Chinese...

Mike Preston, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), signing MoU with Tang from Suzhou Tianyuan Garments company. Courtesy: Government of Arkansas

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Oct 2016

Suzhou Tianyuan to open $20 mn garment factory in US

Suzhou Tianyuan Garments company, a Chinese manufacturer of casual...

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2016

Pakistan’s textile exports fall 5.96% y-o-y in Q1 FY17

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased...

Interviews View All

Abhimanyu Singh Rathore & Barbara Anna Kosiorek

‘Blending cultures is the true beauty of fashion, where one’s imagination...

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Marcel Alberts

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

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search