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)

* Retired

​Terms Expiring 2022

Preston Aldridge

FTA, Inc.

Josh Clagg
Herman Reeves Sheet Metal
Tom Johnston

Picanol of America

Mike May
Louis P. Batson Company
John Riddle

Frontier Spinning Mills

Kemp Smith

Inman Mills

​Terms Expiring 2019

Giles Beal
Beal Manufacturing Co.

Palmer Blair, Jr.
Dillon Yarn Corporation
David Crawford
Tim Manson

Meridian Specialty Yarn Grp.

Thomas Poston
Daikin America, Inc.
Devin Steele


Divisional Officers

Northern Division
Charles Poston
Kluber Lubrication
Vice Chairman
Nathan Fisher

Bozzetto, Inc.

Betty Cole
Valdese Weavers LLC

Southern Division
Cameron Hamrick
Hamrick Mills
Vice Chairman
Evans Tindal
Highland Industries, Inc.
Nathan Evans
Seydel-Woolley & Co., Inc  

Board of Governors - Board Members

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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.
​Terms Expiring 2020

Jim Ciccone
Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.

Sam Buff
Textile Technology Center

Marvin Smith
Shuford Yarns, LLC

Bill Steen
Central Textiles, Inc.

​Vance Tiller

Coast Personnel Services

Stan Vinson

​Bryley International, LLC

First Vice President

Matt Shannon
Greenwood Mills

Member at Large

​Cameron Hamrick
Hamrick Mills


Lillian G. Link
Southern Textile Association


Andrew Barker
Matrix Yarns, Inc.


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Second Vice President

​Rick Carpenter
Conitex Sonoco

Board of Governors - Current Officers


Carson Copeland
Valdese Weavers, LLC

Terms Expiring 2021

Steve Adams
Seydel-Woolley & Co., Inc.
Brad Dutton
FiberQuest LLC

Vincenzo Mazzoleni
Marzoli International
Brian Moore

Sage Automotive Interiors

Mike Strader

Pharr Yarns

Robert Woodard
Beech Mountain Textiles, LLC

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)