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AATCC appoints new office bearers
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Nov '08
The American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists (AATCC) held its annual meeting November 12, 2008 at the Radisson Hotel in RTP, where Executive Vice President John Y. Daniels announced the results of the election for president-elect and other board positions.

In recent years, most candidates have run unopposed, but this year there were two contested races that generated considerable interest and participation among the Association's members. R. Michael Tyndall, Cotton Incorporated, was voted president-elect in a close election.

Regional board members Adam R. Varley, Vartest Laboratories Inc. (Central Atlantic Region); Guddo S. Nadiger, Ministry of Textiles for the Government of India (Indian Region); Alfred K. F. So, Introtech Ltd. (International Region); Leonard T. Farias, Cotton Incorporated (Midsouth Region); Richard A. Malachowski, Cranston Print Works (New England Region); Susan W. Edwards, Goody's (Southern Region); and Raymond E. Silva, Western Piece Dyers and Finishers (Western Region) were also elected.

AATCC President Martin J. Bide, University of Rhode Island, presented the president's pin to current President-elect Fred L. Cook, Georgia Institute of Technology, who becomes president for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2009.

Other members of the board of directors for 2009 are: Martin J. Bide, immediate past president; Charles E. Gavin III, MFG Chemical Inc., treasurer; Richard S. Simonson, ITG Burlington Worldwide, chair, Executive Committee on Research; Keith R. Beck, North Carolina State University, chair, Publications Committee; Sandra L. Johnson, Color Solutions International Inc., chair, Education Advisory Board.

Mary Brannon, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), chair, Concept 2 Consumer® (C2C) interest group; Roland L. Connelly, X-Rite Inc., C2C at-large member; Peter Hauser, North Carolina State University, chair, Chemical Applications interest group; Greg Scoggins, Williamson Dickie Mfg. Co., Chemical Applications at-large member; Philip J. Brown, Clemson University, chair, Materials interest group; and John Y. Daniels, executive vice president.

About AATCC:Founded in 1921, AATCC is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, and is the leading not-for-profit association in test method development and quality control products for the textile design, materials, and processing industries. AATCC is dedicated to education, technical application and research, and communication for thousands of textile professionals in 60 countries throughout the world.

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