SPESA announces leadership changes

November 18, 2016 - United States Of America

The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA), US trade association for advancement of suppliers of machinery, ancillary equipments, and services for the development and manufacturing of sewn products, has elected new leaders for two-year terms, at its Annual Executive Conference that was held November 4 and 5, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

Sam Simpson, vice president of Gerber Technology, has been appointed as the new chairman. Nina McCormack, vice president and chief financial officer of DAP America, Inc., has been appointed as the vice chairman. Ed Gribbin, president of Alvanon, Inc. will be the new secretary/treasurer. Benton Gardner will be the new president of the company.

During the conference, other industry leaders who were elected to the SPESA board of directors include Mel Berzack, Sewn Products Equipment Co., Melvyn Blore, Pegasus of America, Rolando Bohlemann, Schmetz Needle Corp., Per Bringle, Eton Support, Yoram Burg, EFI Optitex (US), Mike Fralix, [TC]2, Martin Gopman, Universal Sewing Mch. Mark Hatton, American & Efird, Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Mch. Co., Rick Ludolph, Productive Solutions, Michael Rabin, Morgan Tecnica America, Eric Schlossman, Consew, Lonny Schwartz, Superior Sewing Mch.& Supply. (GK)