Leadership

The Officers and Board of Directors are responsible for policy direction, with day-to-day administration by the President.

 

Active member participation is important to guarantee the effectiveness of the Association in representing the interests of the members and the sewn products industry. Participation provides SPESA members with a broader perspective of both the industry and the Association at large.

 

Ad hoc committees are appointed by the Board and/or Chairman to oversee specific projects.

Officers

Chairman

     Sam Simpson, Senior Advisor

Gerber Technology
24 Industrial Park Road West

Tolland, CT 06084

 

Vice Chairman

     Nina McCormack, Chief Financial Officer

DAP America, Inc.

5875 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 220

Norcross, GA  30092

 

Secretary/Treasurer

     Ed Gribbin, President

Alvanon, Inc.

145 West 30th Street, Suite 1000

New York, NY  10001

 

President

     Benton Gardner

SPESA

9650 Strickland Road, Suite 103-324

Raleigh, NC 27615-1902

Board of Directors

Daniela Ambrogi, Vice President Marketing

Lectra

5000 Highlands Parkway SE, Suite 250

Smyrna, GA

 

Mel Berzack, President

Sewn Products Equipment Co.

971 Airport Rd.

Jefferson, GA 30529

 

Melvyn Blore, President

Pegasus Corporation of America, Inc.

10675 N.W. 37th Terrace

Doral, FL  33178

 

Rolando Bohlemann, President

Schmetz Needle Corporation

9960 N.W. 116 Way, Suite #3

Medley, FL  33178

 

Yoram Burg, Sales Manager

EFI Optitex

325 West 38th St.

New York, NY  10018

 

Dr. Mike Fralix, President

[TC]2

2500 Reliance Avenue

Apex, NC 27539

 

Martin Gopman, President

Universal Sewing Machine Co.

3640 N.W. 52nd Street

Miami, FL 33142

 

Ed Gribbin, President

Alvanon, Inc.

145 West 30th Street, Suite 1000

New York, NY  10001

Mark Hatton, Vice President Sales

American & Efird

P.O. Box 507

Mount Holly, NC  28120

 

Frank Henderson, President

Henderson Sewing Machine Co., Inc.

P.O. Box 967

Andalusia, AL  36420

 

Rick Ludolph, President

Productive Solutions

1588 Old Hunters Trace

Marietta, GA  30062

 

Nina McCormack, Chief Financial Officer

DAP America, Inc.

5875 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suite 220

Norcross, GA  30092

 

Michael Rabin, President

Morgan Tecnica America

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 

Eric Schlossman, General Manager/Vice President

Consew

Miami, FL

Lonny Schwartz, President

Superior Sewing Machine & Supply LLC

New York, NY

 

Sam Simpson, Senior Advisor

Gerber Technology, Inc.

Tolland, CT

 

John Stern, President

Methods Workshop

Lake Worth, FL