Lyman W. Hamrick of Hamrick Mills, has been awarded the David Clark Award for distinguished leadership and service to the Southern Textile Association. The presentation was made during the Joint Meeting of the STA and Fiber Buyer Groups Second General Session at The Hilton Oceanfront Resort.
Recipients of the David Clark Award are selected by the Board of Governors from past presidents of the association who have continued to provide leadership and service to the organization and industry for a minimum of ten years after their term has ended. Hamrick served as president of the Southern Textile Association in 1999-2000.
Hamrick is a graduate of Presbyterian College where he received a BS in Business Administration and an Army ROTC commission. After his active duty assignment Hamrick joined Hamrick Mills as a management trainee. He is presently Vice President of Manufacturing and a Director of Hamrick Mills. He is President of SLR Holdings and also serves as a Director of that company.
He is married to Emilee (Lee) Wood Hamrick and they are the parents of a son, Elliott, 26 and a daughter, Sarah, 22. Hamrick has been involved in many community services to include Chairman of Harbor of Hope, a homeless shelter ministry, Chairman Limestone College Board of Trustees, and President of the Gaffney Rotary Club.
He was recently chosen Citizen of the Year by the local Chamber of Commerce. Hamrick has served as a deacon of First Baptist Church in Gaffney and teaches an adult coed Sunday school class there presently.
Hamrick has served as a Director of the Fullerton Foundation since 1992 and is the Foundation's Secretary. He serves on the Foundation's Executive Committee and is Chairman of the Fullerton's Grants Review Committee. He is also Chairman of The Hamrick Mills Foundation.
Southern Textile Association