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US International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC13)

As of the ITAC Website October 17, 2015

Chairman
 

Ms. Jane L. Johnson
Manager, Government Relations
Unifi, Inc.

Vice-Chairman
 

Mark S. Jaeger, Esq.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources,
General Counsel and Secretary
Jockey International, Inc.

 

Committee Members

Ms. Sara O. Beatty
Principal
Whitehaven Trade Advisors
Representing National Council of Textile Organizations

Mr. Edward G. Cochrane
Vice President and Secretary
Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.

Mr. Shawn J. Dougherty
Director, Strategy and Trade Affairs
Dillon Yarn Corporation

Mr. Dean Draughn
Senior Director, Sourcing
Under Armour, Inc.

Ms. Katherine M. Dutilh
Manager, Government Relations
Milliken & Company

Marc L. Fleischaker, Esq.
Partner and Chair Emeritus
Arent Fox LLP
Representing Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association

Ms. Jessica E. Franken
Director, Government Affairs
The Franken Group, LLC
Representing INDA: Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

 

Mr. Nathanael "Nate" E. Herman
Director, Government Relations
Travel Goods Association

Ms. Maristella Iacobello
Vice President, Customs Compliance and Government Relations
PVH Corporation

Mr. H. Clayton Jenkins
Vice President, Global Sourcing, Compliance and New Business Development
Brown Shoe Company, Inc.

Mr. Michael D. Korchmar
President
The Leather Specialty Company

Mr. Stephen E. Lamar
Executive Vice President
American Apparel & Footwear Association

Matthew B. LeBretton, Esq.
Director, Public Affairs
New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

Ms. Kathie M. Leonard
President and Chief Executive Officer
Auburn Manufacturing, Inc.

Mr. Stephen M. Mostofsky
President and Chief Executive Officer
TTI Global Resources, Inc.

Mr. Daniel E. Nation
President
Parkdale International
Parkdale Mills, Inc.

 

Mr. Paul T. O'Day
President and Counsel
American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc.

Mr. R. Matthew Priest
President
Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America

Mr. Charles L. Sanders
Vice President, Customs Compliance
Union Underwear Company, Inc.
dba Fruit of the Loom

Mr. Timothy C. Voit
International Division Manager
Thomaston Mills Division
ATD-American Company

Mr. Eric F. Warshaw
President
ErexCorp
Representing Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association

Jeffrey B. Whalen, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Customs and International Trade
NIKE, Inc.
Legal Department

As of October 15, 2012

 

Chairman

 

Mark S. Jaeger, Esq.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Jockey International, Inc.

 

Vice-Chairman

 

Michael S. Hubbard

Vice President

National Council of Textile Organizations

 

Committee Members

 

Sara A. Beatty

Director

American Manufacturing Trade Action Council

 

Werner Bieri

President and CEO

Buhler Quality Yarns Corps.

Representing the National Cotton Council of America

 

Edward G. Cochrane

Vice President and Secretary

Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.

 

Jason C. Copland

President and CEO

Copland Fabrics, Inc.

 

Sudeepto (Killick) Datta

Chairman and CEO

International Brand Partners LLC

 

Marc. L. Fleischaker, Esq.

Arent Fox LLP

Representing Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association

 

Jessica E. Franken

Director, Government Affaiars

The Franken Group, LLC

Represent INDA: Assocation of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

 

Allen E. Gant, Jr.

President and CEO

Glen Raven, Inc.

 

Maristella Iacobello

Director, Customs Compliance and Government Relations

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation

 

Jane L. Johnson

Manager, Government Relations

Unifi, Inc.

 

Sarah (Sally) F. Kay

President

The Hosiery Association

 

Michael D. Korchmar

President

The Leather Specialty Company

 

Henry (Skip) L. Kotkins, Jr.

Chairman

SWL Holdings, Inc.

 

Mathew B. LeBretton, Esq.

Director, Public Affairs

New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

 

Shawn J. Dougherty

Strategy and Trade Affairs

Dillion Yarn Corporation

 

Bernard Liefer, Esq.

President and CEO

SG Fpprwear

 

Jean Lineberger

Member, Board of Directors

United States Industrial Fabrics Institute

 

Sara L. Mayes

President

Gemini Shippers Association

 

Carlos F. J. Moore

President

AM&S Trade Services, LLC

Represent Swift Galey, Inc.

 

Paul T. O'Day

President and Chief Counsel

American Fiber Manufacturers Association, Inc.

 

Thomas F. Pollak

President

Pollak Import-Export Corporation

 

Randy S. Price

Vice President

JW Sourcing/VF Global Products

 

Gary E. Ross

Vice President, Non-Beauty Sourcing

Global Supply Chairn

Avon Products, Inc.

 

William K. Schapiro, Esq.

Whitehouse & Schapiro LLC

Represent SMART: Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles

 

George W. Shuster

Chairman of the Board

Cranston Print Works Company

 

Jack W. Spoon

Business Manager

Workwear Fabrics and Specialty Fabrics Division

Milliken & Company

 

Randolph S. Taylor

President and CEO

Absecon Mills, Inc.

 

David L. K. Trumbull

Vice President, International Trade

National Textile Association

 

Timothy C. Voit

International Sales Manager

Thomaston Mills Division

ATD-American Company

 

Richard W. Williams, Sr., Ph. D.

Owner,, President and CEO

Williams Companies, Inc.

 

Helga L. Ying

Senior Director, Worldwide Government Affairs and Public Policy

Levi Strauss & Co.

 

Charles L. Sanders

Vice President, Custom Compliance

Union Underwear Company, Inc.

dba Fruit of the Loom

 

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Coming Events

  • October 22-23: 32nd Annual Meeting of American Flock Association, Novi, Mich., USA

  • October 24-26: Automotive Interiors Expo 2017, Novi, Mich., USA

  • October 24-27: Intermediate Nonwovens Training Course, Cary and Raleigh, N.C., USA

  • October 25-26: Nonwovens Innovation Academy, Chemnitz, Germany

  • October 26-27: SYFA 2017 Fall Conference, Charlotte, N.C., USA

  • October 29-31: Graphene Innovation Summit & Expo, Nashville, Tenn., USA

  • November 6: German Technology Meets US Textile, Charlotte, N.C., USA

  • November 6-9: 3rd Annual HYGIENIX Conference, Austin, Texas, USA

  • November 7-9: SPESA Executive Conference, Memphis, Tenn., USA

  • November 7-8: 2017 RISI Asia Pacifice Hygiene Products Symposium, Shanghai, China

  • November 8-9: TCL 2017 (Textile Coating and Laminnating Conference), Berlin, Germany

  • November 8-10: SINCE 2017 (Shanghai International Nonwovens Conference & Exhibition), Shanghai, China 

Click here to view the complete technical textiles events calendar that includes show information links.

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Since last August, the US Navy has been planning to phase out its iconic traditional wool peacoat in favor of a less expensive, synthetic cold weather parka which is lighter in weight and more versatile in types of inclement weather. It actually replaces two types of coats and the seabag the wool coat is stored.

 

The wool coat, however, has some powerful friends in the US Congress. Companies such as Northwest Woolen Mills in Woonsocket, R.I. and Sterlingware in Boston, Mass. Altogether, the supply chain involved in the manufacture of these woolen peacoats -- including sheep farmers -- is estimated to account for 400 jobs in the Northeast. Add to the drama that the new parka, made by the long-time military supplier Propper, is expected to be manufactured in Puerto Rico, a perceived feeling the new coat will be made by non-American workers. Read more...

 

Steve Warner

Publisher

June 29. 2017

President Trump's Reveals 2017 Trade Policy Agenda

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released President Trump's 2017 Trade Policy Agenda. The document, officially called 2017 Trade Policy Agenda and 2016 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program, outlines the new Administration’s four trade priorities:

  • Defending the US National Sovereignty over Trade Policy
  • Strictly Enforcing US Trade Laws
  • Using Leverage to Open Foreign Markets
  • Negotiating New and Better Trade Deals

​BeaverLake6 Report has created a special page within this website and placed the first chapter of the 336-page document which summarizes the policy. Click here to read it. Posted March 2, 2017

What's the NCTO Game Plan for the Post-TPP Era?

Back on March 24, 2016, I was one of the first to predict the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was a dead deal. In fact, I said that I wouldn’t be surprised that, if Donald Trump became President, the agreement is shredded on day one of his new administration. Well, I was off by three days. Yesterday, President Trump signed an Executive Order, officially withdrawing the United States from the TPP agreement. Now the question is can the National Council of Textile Organizations put together a comprehensive plan for the domestic textile industry in a post-TPP era? Click here to read the rest. Posted January 25, 2017

Steady Growth Prospects for Expanding Specialty Geosynthetics

There are literally dozens of market reports for the many market sections and subsections within the technical textiles industry. In 2017, BeaverLake6 Report will be introducing a few of these reports to our viewers. The first report being features is The Future of Spcialty Geosynthetics to 2021. It was developed by Smithers Apex, a market research firm based in the United Kingdom. 

 

In exchange for the promotion, Smithers Apex agreed to write an exclusive expanded executive summary of the market report for our readers. Click here to view the market summary. Posted January 9, 2017

2016 China Textile Innovation Conference Explores the Roads to a Textile Power

Sun Ruizhe

2016 China Textile Innovation Conference, as an annual summit of industry innovation, was held in Beijing on December 12th, 2016. The conference, themed on “New Opportunity, New Advantages, New Vitality” – Stepping Towards a Textile Power, comprehensively summarized the industry innovation achievements and explored the new advantages in development in order to grasp the strategic opportunity of the new round of industrial changes. BeaverLake6 Report is pleased to present a report on the conference via our partnership with China Textile magazine. Please click here. Posted December 21, 2016

In My Opinion

Re-Shoring: Good for the Goose is Not Good for the Gander?

Domestic PFD Manufacturer's Application for FTZ Additional Production Authority Riles Textile Industry Trade Associations. There is a nasty fight taking place these past few months behind the closed doors of Room 48019 at the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. The room is the office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. The fight pits domestic technical textile industry suppliers and a coalition of textile-trade associations against a fairly large domestic end-product cut-and-sew manufacturer. Click here to read the story.

 

Steve Warner

Publisher

Media Partners

In My Opinion

In 2015, I posted more than 425 items of interest for our industry on the BeaverLake6 Report website. In reviewing it all last week, it got me to thinking about putting together a list of influential events, news and trends that I observed during the past year. I have focused primarily on the US marketplace but each of “the things that mattered” to me has global implications.

 

So, here go my thoughts in no particular order of importance. Let me know if you agree or if I have missed some. Click here to read the list.

 

Steve Warner

Publisher

Posted January 17, 2016

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