Lillian G. Link
Southern Textile Association


First Vice President

Rick Carpenter
Conitex Sonoco

Divisional Officers

Northern Division
Charles Poston
Kluber Lubrication
Vice Chairman
Nathan Fisher

Bozzetto, Inc.

Betty Cole
Valdese Weavers LLC

Southern Division
Evans Tindal
Coats North America
Vice Chairman
Nathan Evans
Seydel-Woolley & Co., Inc.
Kemp Smith
Inman Mills

Board of Governors - Board Members
​Terms Expiring 2020

Sam Buff
Textile Technology Center

Jim Ciccone
Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
Marvin Smith
Shuford Yarns, LLC
Bill Steen

Central Textiles, Inc.

Vance Tiller
Coast Personnel Services
Stan Vinson

​Bryley International, LLC

Member at Large

​Charles Poston
Kluber Lubrication

​Terms Expiring 2021

Steve Adams
ZKR Express

Brad Dutton
FiberQuest LLC

Vincenzo Mazzoleni
Marzoli International

Brian Moore
Sage Automotive Interiors

​Mike Strader

Pharr Yarns

Robert Woodard

​Beech Mountain Textiles, LLC

Board of Governors - Current Officers


Andrew Barker
Matrix Yarns, Inc.

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Matt Shannon
Greenwood Mills

​Terms Expiring 2023

Palmer Blair, Jr.

Dillon Yarn Corporation

Tim Manson
Meridian Specialty Yarn Group
Thomas Poston

Daikin of America

Tina Rogers
Randy Smith

Mount Vernon Chemicals

Devin Steele

The following past presidents, who are Life Members of the Board of Governors, are no longer active in the association. Past presidents are removed from the active roster (and the association’s mailing list) if they request it or if they do not respond to STA mailings for an extended period.

EDWARD M. DRISCOLL, Tultex Corporation, Gastonia, NC (1978-79)
L. G. STOKER, American & Efird, Inc. (1988-89)

WILLIAM E. GAITHER, Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, SC (1989-90)
JAMES T. POTTER, JR., Shelby Yarn Co., Kings Mountain, NC (1990-91)
STEVE DOBBINS, Carolina Mills, Maiden, NC (1991-92)
W. ROBERT BROWNLEE, Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, SC (1992-03)
MAX M. HUNTLEY, Parkdale Mills, Gastonia, NC (1994-95)
GEORGE R. BROWN, Springs Industries, Inc., Gaffney, SC (1995-96)
SAM W. BRUMMITT, Harriet & Henderson Yarns, Henderson, NC (1996-97)
HENRY SURRATT, Springs Industries, Inc., Lancaster, SC (2001-02)

KEN RADA, Duke-Energy, Anderson, SC (2013-14)

Life Members of the Board

The following past presidents of the association are Life Members of the Board of Governors.

* W. FRED ROBERTSON, Fieldcrest Cannon, Inc., Kannapolis, NC (1986-87)
* THOMAS M. ARIAIL, Spartan Mills, Arcadia, SC (1987-88)
* H. DOYLE KIDD, Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, SC (1997-98)
* JAMES W. PAYNE, Cone Mills Corporation, Carlisle, SC (1998-99)
   LYMAN W. HAMRICK, Hamrick Mills, Gaffney, SC (1999-00)
* DANIEL E. NATION, Parkdale Mills, Inc., Gastonia, NC (2000-01)
*  LARRY W. OATES, Carolon Company, Rural Hall, NC (2002-03)

* LEE THOMAS, Parkdale, Gastonia, NC (2003-04)
* RUSSELL W. MIMS, JR., Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., Jefferson, GA (2004-05)
   MITCH HENSLEY, National Spinning Co, Inc., Shelby, NC (2005-06)
* GEORGE ABBOTT, Inman Mills, Inman, SC (2006-07)
   LISA ARIAIL OEHMIG, Glen Raven, Inc. (2007-08)
   JIM BOOTERBAUGH, National Spinning Co., Inc., Burlington, NC (2008-09)
   JAY SELF, Greenwood Mills, Greenwood, SC (2009-10)
   BRAD BURNETT, Inman Mills, Enoree, SC (2010-2011)
   RANDY BLACKSTON, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Anderson, SC (2011-2012)
   ED COX, ITG, Cordova, NC (2012-2013)
   JUDSON BOEHMER, Mt. Vernon Mills-La France, La France, SC (2014-2015)
   TODD WEMYSS, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Norlina, NC (2015-2016)

 * MIKE KINGSMORE, Palmetto Finishing, LLC (2016-2017)

    CARSON COPELAND, Valdese Weavers, LLC (2017-2018)

    ANDREW BARKER, Matrix Yarns, Inc. (2018-2019)

* Retired

Terms Expiring 2022

Preston Aldridge
FTA, Inc.
Josh Clagg
Herman Reeves Sheet Metal, Inc.

Ashley Grassi
Staubli Corporation
Tom Johnston

Picanol of America

Mike May

Louis P. Batson Company

John Riddle
Frontier Spinning Mills

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Membership in STA offers the opportunity to network with peers in all sectors of the textile industry through personal contact and association.

Second Vice President

​Lyman Hamrick
Hamrick Mills