2019 Executive Conference Attendees

Daniella Ambrogi, Lectra, Vice President, Marketing (Sponsor, Moderator)

Mariano Amezcua, DAP America, Inc., President

Mitch Auger, Impacto Protective Products, Executive Vice President

Steven Beck, Beck's Classic Manufacturing Inc., President

Bob Berg, MAGIC International, Sales Director International

Dan Berzack, Sewn Products Equipment Company, President

Nicole Bivens Collinson, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., President (Speaker)

Jeff Bloom, Beck's Classic Manufacturing Inc., Vice President

Melvyn Blore, Pegasus Corp of America, Chief Executive Officer

Rolando Bohlemann, Ferd. Schmetz Needle Corp., President

Carlos Botero, INEXMODO, President (Speaker)

Per Bringle, Exenta, Inc., Business Development

Guy Carpenter, Cape Fear Apparel & Bear Fiber, Inc., President (Speaker)

Reed Catlett, Methods Workshop, Vice President, Sales

Philip Champagne, Groz-Beckert USA, Inc., President

Giuseppe Cianci, Bierrebi International, Chief Operating Officer

Jill Coleman, Alvanon, Business Development Director

Emmanuel Dano, TSTNA Trim, LLC, Industrial Engineer

Charles De Sousa, Automatex, Inc., Director, Business Development

Laura Donna, Gehring Tricot Corporation, Vice President, Finance

Jay Douglass, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, Chief Operating Officer

Will Duncan, SEAMS, Executive Director

Dietrich Eickhoff, Duerkopp Adler AG, Chief Executive Officer

Bert Feinberg, Manna Marketing and Development Group, Inc., Vice President

Lewis Feinberg, Manna Marketing and Development Group, Inc., President

Rita Forte, Impacto Protective Products, Production Manager

Mike Fralix, PhD, [TC]2, President & Chief Executive Officer (Moderator)

Gary Freedman, Eton Systems, Sales Manager

Rick Frye, Brother, Director, Engineering/Sales IPD

Dorothy Fullam, Juki America, Inc., HR/Marketing Manager

Benton Gardner, Gardner Group, Inc., Founder & Owner

Dave Gardner, Gardner Group, Inc., Founder & Owner

Lawson Gary, TJ Beall Company, Chief Executive Officer

Kim Glas, National Council of Textile Organizations, President & Chief Executive Officer (Speaker)

Martin Gopman, Universal Sewing Machine Co., Inc., President

Ed Gribbin, Impactiva S. de R. L., Chief Engagement Officer (Moderator)

Mark Hatton, American & Efird, LLC, Vice President, Sales

Frank Henderson, Henderson Sewing Machine Co., President & Chief Executive Officer

Justin Hershoran, Exenta, Inc., Vice President

Colin Holloway, Hanesbrands, Sr. Manager, Global Innovation

Gerardo Huerta, TSTNA Trim LLC, Industrial Engineer

Michael Jänecke, Messe Frankfurt, Inc., Director, Brand Management, Technical Textiles & Textile Processing (Sponsor)

Nancy Johnson, Optimyze LLC, Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Krasley, Shimmy Technologies, Inc., Chief Executive Officer

Arnie Kravitz, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing, Chief Technology Officer (Speaker)

Stephen Lamar, American Apparel & Footwear Association, Executive Vice President (Speaker)

Jenny Lee, Richpeace Ai, Co., Ltd., Vice Director

Rick Ludolph, Productive Solutions, President

Leonard Marano, Gerber Technology, Vice President (Sponsor)

Shannon McCarthy, Datatex, Vice President, Business Development Americas

Nina McCormack, DAP America, Inc., Chief Financial Officer (SPESA Board Chairman)

Kristy Meade, Messe Frankfurt, Inc., Show Director (Sponsor)

Pam Peale, DeSL, Vice President, Global Sales & U.S. PLM Operations

Eric Pfeiffer, Wilson Machine Knife, Director, Marketing & Business Development

Vibhav Prasad, Yolo Polo LLC, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Michael Rabin, Morgan Tecnica America Inc., President

Mick Reed, VF Corporation, Senior Director, Enterprise Risk Manager (Speaker)

Laura Rodriguez, U.S. International Trade Commission, International Trade Analyst

Lonny Schwartz, Superior Sewing Machine & Supply, LLC, President

Cary Sherburne, What They Think, Senior Editor

Gary Simmons, Intradeco, Director (Speaker)

Sam Simpson, Gerber Technology, Senior Advisor

Tony Soeka, SourceAmerica, Senior Account Manager

Dan St. Louis, Manufacturing Solutions Center, Executive Director (Speaker)

Devin Steele, Steele Media Group, LLC, Owner

John Stern, Methods Workshop, President

Elgar Straub, VDMA, Managing Director

Sue Strickland, Americas Apparel Producers' Network, Executive Director

Jessica Taylor, What They Think, Videographer

Alex Vega, Eton Systems, President

Tanya Wade, Carolina Textile District, Project Coordinator (Speaker)

Joy Wheeler, CreateMe LLC, Chief Operations Officer

Gary Whited, SourceAmerica, Senior Account Manager

Lloyd Wood, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials (Speaker)

Jerry Wootten, HomTex, Inc., Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Jeremy Wootten, HomTex, Inc., President & Chief Financial Officer (Speaker)

Tea Yang, The Industrial Commons and Work in Burke, Program Coordinator (Speaker)