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Advisory Council

Selected for their industry knowledge and expertise, the Techtextil North America Advisory Council supports the planning and execution of the Techtextil North America Symposium and other educational content and show features. The show’s theme this year is “Accelerating Technology” and aims to highlight the textile industry’s high level of innovation and contribution to the global supply chain through advanced technology. The Symposium and other educational features will heavily focus on advanced technology in end-to-end manufacturing for the textile industry.

Meet the Advisory Council for Techtextil North America 2021!

Frank Henderson

Frank Henderson
President
Henderson Sewing



Dr. Karen Leonas

Dr. Karen Leonas
Professor of Textile Sciences, Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management  
Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

Dr. Bryan Ormond

Dr. Bryan Ormond
Professor of Polymer and Color Chemistry, Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science and the Textile Protection and Comfort Center 
Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi
Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor of Materials, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Executive Director of The Nonwovens Institute 
Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

Melissa Sharp

Melissa Sharp
Associate Director of the Zeis Textiles Extension
Wilson College of Textiles, North Carolina State University

The Techtextil North America Symposium will provide the latest research and technology across verticals – with insights into textile industry trends, challenges brought on by emerging technology and how to keep stride in an ever-changing, global business landscape. The Symposium will include seven paid educational sessions over the course of the three day event, and will be complimented by show floor mini-sessions.

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