EMS bestowed with GM award “Supplier of the Year”

For the sixth year in succession, and as the only Swiss company, EMS-CHEMIE received the ”GM Supplier of the Year” award. With this coveted award, General Motors (GM) recognises its best suppliers throughout the world.

EMS-CHEMIE was honoured as ”Supplier of the Year” for the sixth year in succession by General Motors (GM). GM, one of the leading automotive GM_Supplier_Award_2015manufacturers, awards this title to suppliers who have provided an excellent worldwide performance throughout the previous year. On March 10, 2016, the award was presented personally to Magdalena Martullo, Delegate of the Board of Directors and main shareholder of the EMS Group, and Christian Morf, Vice President Sales/Marketing / EMS-GRIVORY, at an official presentation ceremony in Detroit (USA).

As raw-material specialist, EMS received this award for the very close cooperative development work towards innovative solutions. At the award ceremony, GM praised not only its excellent longstanding business relationship with EMS, but emphasised above all the outstanding high-quality performance with regard to innovative technology, the permanent exchange of innovations and EMS’ rapid reaction time as development partner.

As this award holds a renowned reputation within the automotive industry, the title will be of great relevance as basis for future business development for EMS.

AATCC Chapin Award for Service bestowed

In recognition of his outstanding service to the Association, AATCC has named R. Michael (Mike) Tyndall as the 2015 recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award for his service to AATCC

Throughout his years with the Association, Tyndall has represented AATCC locally, nationally, and internationally, and has furthered the Association’s mission, service, and outreach in textile education, research, and communication.

mike-tyndallTyndall has been an active member of both AATCC technical and administrative committees since the 1990s. He has also chaired a number of committees, including the Technical Committee on Research (TCR), and the Executive Committee of Research (ECR).

Tyndall was active locally as a member of the Northern Piedmont Section, and served on the AATCC Council as a section councelor for the Northern Piedmont Section from 1996 through 1997, prior to its merging with the Piedmont Section.

Internationally, Tyndall served as President-elect from 2009-2010, and AATCC President from 2011 through 2012. During his tenure, Tyndall was an active participant in the development and implementation of the AATCC Five Year Strategic Plan.

Tyndall currently chairs the AATCC Chemical Applications Interest Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors for AATCC and AATCC Foundation Inc. Tyndall continues to serve on education steering committees, and participates in Association conferences, and symposia as a moderator and speaker. He represents the Association internationally and often speaks on behalf of the Association at industry events.

Tyndall received a bachelor in Textile Chemistry and a master in Textiles from North Carolina State University. He joined Cotton Incorporated in 1974 as a laboratory technician, and worked in Technical Services until he became Senior Director-Technical Services in 1996. From 1999 through 2006, Tyndall travelled extensively as Cotton Incorporated’s Senior Director for Global Marketing. After a one year assignment as Senior Director for Product Initiatives, Tyndall moved to his current job as Vice President of Product Development and Implementation at Cotton Incorporated.

The Chapin Award was established in 1958 in honour of Harold C. Chapin, professor of chemistry at Lowell Textile School, who served as national secretary of AATCC for nearly 25 years. The Association will present the Chapin Scroll during the International Conference Awards Luncheon on April 21, 2016, which will take place at the Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.

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