AATCC celebrates members for 50 years of membership
Every year AATCC pays a special tribute to textile industry professionals who have been members of the Association for 50 years. AATCC recognizes these loyal members for their contributions to the industry as well as to the Association and honours them for their service
This year’s honoured members are Henry D. DeWolf Jr., 79, of Palm City, FL, USA, former CEO of DeWolf Marketing Inc.; Ian Russell Hardin, 69, of Athens, GA, USA, professor and department head, and now professor emeritus, at University of Georgia; Jack B. Joffe, 72, of Wyckoff, NJ, USA, former vice-president, Vivitone; George MacDonald Mackie, 83, of Matthews, NC, USA, manager of international affairs at Crompton & Knowles until his retirement in 1993; John Anthony Primiano, 83, of Danville, VA, USA, a research and development chemist and in technical sales for Rhône-Poulenc until he retired in 1997; George F. Ruppenicker Jr., 85, of Slidell, LA, USA, a textile technologist at the Southern Regional Research Center (SRRC), ARS, USDA, retiring in 1993; Jerry G. Tew, 73, of Durham, NC, USA, started AATCC’s textile testing laboratory after the Association’s move to Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, later becoming the Association’s Technical Director in 1986. Tew retired from AATCC in 2002; Paul L. Weinle, 79, of Aiken, SC, USA, joined Collins & Aikman in 1985 and was named vice-president, research and development for the company’s corporate research operations, where he worked until his retirement in 1997.