Lillian G. Link
Southern Textile Association


Member at Large

​Rick Carpenter
Conitex Sonoco

​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


Terms Expiring 2020

Jim Ciccone
Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
Lee L'Oste-Brown
DNA Textile Group
Marvin Smith
Shuford Yarns, LLC
Bill Steen
Central Textiles, Inc.

Vance Tiller
Coast Personnel Services

Stan Vinson
Bryley International, LLC

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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.
Board of Governors - Current Officers


Mike Kingsmore
Palmetto Finishing, LLC

Second Vice President

​Matt Shannon
Greenwood Mills

The following past presidents, who are Life Members of the Board of Governors, are no longer active in the association.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)
W. FRED ROBERTSON, Fieldcrest Cannon, Inc., Kannapolis, NC  (1986-87) 
L. G. STOKER, American & Efird, Inc. (1988-89)
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)

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Carson Copeland
Valdese Weavers, LLC

First Vice President

Andrew Barker
Matrix Yarns, Inc.

Divisional Officers

Northern Division
Charles Poston
Kluber Lubrication
Vice Chairman
Scott Malcolm
Valdese Weavers LLC

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
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)
  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 (1992-93)
*MAX M. HUNTLEY, Parkdale America, LLC, Gastonia, NC (1994-95)
* 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)
  KEN RADA, Duke-Energy, Anderson, SC (2013-2014)
  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 (201602017)
* Retired

​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

​Terms Expiring 2018

Preston Aldridge
FTA, Inc.

Josh Clagg
Herman Reeves Sheet Metal
Tena Cogswell
Goetz & Sons
Tom Johnston
Picanol of America
John Riddle
Frontier Spinning Mills
Caroline Stewart

​Louis P. Batson Company