ATMA holds annual Meeting and Board Elections in Puerto Vallerta

Members of the American Textile Machinery Association are gathering at the Westin Regina in Puerto Vallerta, Mexico, for the group's 2000 annual meeting, "Manufacturing For Profitability."

The 2000 annual gathering will officially kick-off with the first general with ATMI Executive Vice President Carlos Moore speaking on "The Global Survival Implications Of International Trade Policies and Treaties, and Raoul Verret of Werner Management Consultants look at Future Global Strategic Market Choices For Textile Machinery."

Other sessions will include "Strategic Business and Life Choices: A Personal Story," along with ATMA President Tim Whitener, who will address "Strategic Choices For Our Industry And Associations. The general session will feature a presentation on entitled "Survival Issues From Both Sides Of The Fence" by Pat Danahy, textile industry consultant.

The state of the association and election of the Board will take place during this membership meeting. Leading the American Textile Machinery Association during the past year has been President Timothy J. Whitener of Luwa Bahnson; Vice President Kurt Scholler of American Truetzschler; Vice President W. Fred Moorehead, Jr. of Marshall and Williams; and Treasurer John M. White, Jr. of Morrison Textile Machinery Co.

Harry W. Buzzerd, Jr. serves as ATMA executive vice president and secretary, Sue Denston is staff vice president, and Clay D. Tyeryar is staff vice president and assistant treasurer.

Serving on the Board of Directors this past year have included the following:

  • Robert H. Blalock, Jr., president of Precision Machine Products;
  • Clarence (Butch) Moss, Jr., sales manager of Textube Corporation;
  • Ueli Schmid, president and chief executive officer of Rieter Corporation;
  • Mike Viniconis, general manager of Argus Fire Control;
  • Timothy J. Whitener, president of Luwa Bahnson, Inc.;
  • Rudolph Kagi, president of Zellweger Uster, Inc.;
  • Carl Martin, regional sales manager of John D. Hollingsworth On Wheels;
  • W. Fred Moorehead, Jr., sales manager of Marshall & Williams Company;
  • Ted Osterhoff, executive vice president of Wardwell Braiding Machine Co.;
  • John M. White, Jr., president of Morrison Textile Machinery Co.;
  • Bill Branson, vice president and general manager of Day International;
  • H. M. Craig, III of Gaston County Dyeing Machine Company;
  • James Etling, vice president of finance/administration for Tubular Textile Machinery;
  • Thomas A. Novinc, president of D.A. Moore Corporation; and
  • Kurt Scholler, chief executive officer of American Truetzschler, Inc.

Serving as committee chairs/coordinators have been the following:

  • Government Affairs – William H. Huguley, IV of West Point Foundry & Machine Company and John (Jay) M. White, Jr. of Morrison Textile Machinery;
  • Technical Services – Tom Kirthlink of Zellweger Uster and John Canup of Luwa Bahnson;
  • Market Development – Michael L. Honeycutt of Lawson-Hemphill Sales and Fred Moorehead of Marshall & Williams Company;
  • International Events and Liaison Committee – Richard K. Craig of A.B. Carter, Inc. and Emmitte E. Winslow of Briggs-Shaffner Company;
  • Textile Machinery Good Government Committee – William H. Huguley, IV; and
  • Textile Machinery Congressional Coalition – J. Bynum Carter of A.B. Carter, Inc.