Lillian G. Link
Southern Textile Association


Rick Carpenter
Conitex Sonoco

First Vice President

Cameron Hamrick
Hamrick 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

​Terms Expiring 2024

Sam Buff
Textile Technology Center

Chuck Butts

Murata Machinery USA

Jim Ciccone
Unifi Manufacturing, Inc.
Harriet Scarborough
Textest - Central Textiles, Inc.
Marvin Smith

Shuford Yarns, LLC

Vance Tiller
Impact Workforce Solutions

Divisional Officers

Northern Division
Nathan Fisher
Nava Technologies, LLC
Vice Chairman
Cory Bowman

SANS Technical Fibers

Betty Cole
Valdese Weavers LLC

Southern Division
Evans Tindal
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics
Vice Chairman
Nathan Evans
Seydel-Woolley & Co., Inc.
Kemp Smith
Itema America, Inc.

Board of Governors - Board Members
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

Member at Large

​Evans Tindal
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics


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Second Vice President

​Charles Poston
Kluber Lubrication

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, La France Fabrics, 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)

    MATT SHANNON, Greenwood Mills (2019-2020)

* Retired

Board of Governors - Current Officers


Matt Shannon
Greenwood Mills

​Terms Expiring 2021

Steve Adams
ZKR Express

Brad Dutton
FiberQuest LLC

Vincenzo Mazzoleni
Marzoli International

Brian Moore
Sage Automotive Interiors

​Mike Strader

Coats Pharr HP

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 (1992-93)
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)