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Bill Jasper elected new NCTO Chairman
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May '11
William L. Jasper, chairman of the Board and CEO of Unifi, Inc. located in Greensboro, NC waselected chairman during NCTO's eighth annual meeting held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington, DC last month.

Bill Jasper has been Chairman of the Board since 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 elected vice chairman of the organization.

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

Fabric and Home Furnishings Council – Norman Chapman of Inman Mills; Jerry Cook of
Hanesbrands Inc.; Jason Copland of Copland Industries; Monte Galbraith of Denim North America; Allen Gant of Glen Raven, Inc.; and David Hastings of Mount Vernon Mills.

Fiber Council – Donald Burich of INVISTA, Marty Moran of Radicispandex, Inc., and James Netzel of DAK Americas.

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

Industry Support Council – Tony Almeida of Duke Energy, Wayne Cuthbertson of Beacon Manufacturing/Pneumafil, and Bob Sage of Oerlikon Textile Inc.

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 – David Hastings, Mount Vernon Mills. He also announced chairmen for the following NCTO program committees: Cotton – Andy Warlick, Parkdale; Government Procurement – Steve Hundgen of Glen Raven Technical Fabrics; Regulatory & Standards – Jim Booterbaugh, National Spinning Company; and Trade & Economic Policy – Allen Gant, Glen Raven, Inc.

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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