About

SPESA is an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry that includes apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, and industrial textiles.

These suppliers are manufacturers and distributors of: machinery, equipment, and related parts and supplies, systems, technology, supply chain solutions, along with other products and services used for the development, manufacture, or distribution of sewn products.

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

Nina McCormack, Chief Financial Officer
DAP America, Inc.

Vice Chairman

Ed Gribbin, Senior Advisor
Alvanon, Inc.

President

Michael McDonald, President
SPESA

Board of Directors

Daniella Ambrogi

Vice President, Marketing
Lectra
Smyrna, GA

Daniella Ambrogi
Martin Gopman

President
Universal Sewing Mch. Co.
Miami, FL

Martin Gopman
Michael Rabin

President
Morgan Tecnica America
Monteal, Quebec, Canada

Michael Rabin
Ed Gribbin

Senior Advisor
Alvanon, Inc.
New York, NY

Ed Gribbin
Eric Schlossman

General Manager
Consew
Miami, FL

Eric Schlossman
Melvyn Blore

President
Pegasus Corp. of America
Doral, FL

Melvyn Blore
Mark Hatton

Vice President Sales
American & Efird
Mount Holly, NC

Mark Hatton
Lonny Schwartz

President
Superior Sewing Mch. & Sup.
New York, NY

Lonny Schwartz
Rolando Bohlemann

President
Schmetz Needle Corp
Medley, FL

Rolando Bohlemann
Frank Henderson

President
Henderson Sewing Mch. Co.
Andaulusia, AL

Frank Henderson
Sam Simpson

Senior Advisor
Gerber Technology
Tolland, CT

Sam Simpson
Yoram Burg

Sales Manager
EFI Optitex
New York, NY

Yoram Burg
Rick Ludolph

President
Productive Solutions
Marietta, GA

Rick Ludolph
John Stern

President
Methods Workshop
Palm Beach, FL

John Stern
Mike Fralix

President
[TC]2
Apex, NC

Mike Fralix
Nina McCormack

Chief Financial Officer
DAP America, Inc.
Norcross, GA

Nina McCormack