Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton Service Award honors Charlie Owen
Cotton Service Award honors Charlie Owen
11
Feb '11
Charlie Owen, a Thatcher, AZ, ginner, is the recipient of the 2010 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award. He was honored on February 6 during the National Cotton Council's 2011 annual meeting here.

The Baker Award, named for the late California industry leader and NCC President Harry S. Baker, is presented annually to a deserving individual who has provided extraordinary service, leadership and dedication to the U.S. cotton industry.

Owen's ginning career began in the mid-1950s in Phoenix with the Cotton Producers Association, a Georgia marketing cooperative that had expanded into Arizona to take part in a flourishing cotton industry in that state. After working for a number of years for Cotton Producers Association, which had built gins in Marana and Santa Rita, he accepted a manager's job with Southside Gin in Coolidge, where he worked from 1971-1978. He then worked as a salesman with Lummus Corporation from 1978-85 before joining Glenbar Gin in Pima. He served as that gin's general manager, became one of its stockholders in 1996, and then bought the gin from the remaining stockholders.

Owen has been active in the affairs of his community and in the Arizona Cotton Ginners Association, the National Cotton Ginners Association and the National Cotton Council.

He served as the president of the hospital board for Mount Graham Regional Medical Center from 1990-2009, was on Arizona Cotton Ginners Association's Board for many years and served as its president in 1990-91, and was president of National Cotton Ginners Association in 1998-99 and was recognized by his peers in 1989 as the National Cotton Ginner of the Year. He is a ginner delegate for the NCC and also served in that capacity from 1987-92 and 1995-2001. He was the NCC's ginner vice president from 2004-2009.

Owen's career in the ginning industry is marked by the sharing of his knowledge with others and exerting his leadership for the greater good of U.S. cotton. He had a strong desire to advance the U.S. ginning sector through quality preservation, research, employee education and outreach to U.S. cotton's customers.

Previous Harry S. Baker award honorees include cotton producers, Duke Barr, Bruce Brumfield, Lloyd Cline, Robert Coker, Bruce Heiden, Kenneth Hood, Bill Lovelady, Bob McLendon, Frank Mitchener, Jimmy Sanford, Jack Stone and Charlie Youngker; ginner, Lon Mann; merchants, William B. Dunavant, Jr., and Bill Lawson; textile manufacturer, Duke Kimbrell; association executives, Gaylon Booker, Albert Russell, Earl Sears and B.F. Smith; Congressional members, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Reps. Larry Combest and Charles Stenholm; and USDA official Charlie Cunningham.

National Cotton Council of America


Must ReadView All

Indian textile & apparel exports fall 13% in Jan 2018

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

Indian textile & apparel exports fall 13% in Jan 2018

A decline of 13 per cent year-on-year has been observed in the...

Brazilian cotton prices move up in first fortnight

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

Brazilian cotton prices move up in first fortnight

Cotton prices rose in Brazil in the first fortnight of February, as...

Courtesy: OrganoClick

Textiles | On 17th Feb 2018

OrganoClick introduces OrganoTex for water repellency

OrganoClick has introduced OrganoTex, a textile impregnation product...

Interviews View All

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Top executives
Textile industry

The foremost issue is bridging the skill gap

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Ravindra Jain, Ashish Baid

Oswal Prints Private Limited has been manufacturing and exporting ethnic...

Abhishek Pachauri

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

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

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

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

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

February 2018

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
70.0%
No
13.0%
Skip
17.0%

Total Votes: 100

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
63.0%
No
30.0%
Skip
7.0%

Total Votes: 100

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
88.0%
No
9.0%
Skip
3.0%

Total Votes: 100

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
83.0%
No
8.0%
Skip
9.0%

Total Votes: 100


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