New Technical Director at AATCC
Lou Protonentis has been elected as new technical director of AATCC The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists
Lou Protonentis is a textiles industry professional who served in director-level positions with Cotton Incorporated (1999 – 2009 serving in a broad array of roles, including Director of Technical Services, Dyeing & Finishing as well as Director of Account Management, Global Supply Chain, including a three year assignment in Singapore) and Microban International (overall responsibility for direction, coordination and evaluation of the company’s antimicrobial product line for textile and liquid applications). His last position was at Noble Biomaterials, responsible for the investigation, analysis and resolution of product performance issues.
His core competencies are in strategic planning, team building, global sales, and staff supervision. At AATCC he will oversee all technical activities of AATCC including test method development and training, publication of the annual AATCC Technical Manual, development of new quality control materials, management of the Association’s research and technology committees, management of the Associations technical services activities, and he will be the primary technical contact with members, companies, and textile, apparel and materials related organisations. He has been actively involved with AATCC for several years, serving on several research committees. He also palyed an instrumental role on the steering committees for several Symposia and served on the Executive Committee on Research.
Protonentis graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Textile Chemistry, and he has a Bachelor of Science in Administration Justice from Guilford College. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA) and is a 6th degree Black Belt in karate.