Meet our Expo 2023 speakers.

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All Speakers
Emerging Technologies
Business Operations
Shade and Weather
Specialty Fabrics
Dr. Cristina Acevedo

Director, Acteev MED by Ascend Performance Materials

Tom Auer

President, Bearse USA

Bastian Baesch

Head of Sensors & Actuators, DITF

Brett Baird

Southern Regional Sales Manager, Trivantage

Chyree Batton, Ph.D.

Commercial Innovation Strategy Lead- Advanced materials, In-Space Solutions, Axiom

Sara Beatty

President, White Haven Trade

Haskell Beckham, Ph.D.

VP, Innovation, Columbia Sportswear

Holly Bloom

Senior Managing Partner, Financial Advisor, CB Wealth and Insurance Solutions

Nate Bolin

Partner, DLA Piper LLP

Katie Bradford

Owner, Custom Marine Canvas

Karina Bransford

Part owner, Boatswain's Locker

William Bransford

CEO, WJB Inc.; Oversees sales and operations, Boatwains Locker; Owner,

Nelson Bruton IV

President, ManufacturingChats

Damien Cannaday

Senior Managing Partner, Financial Advisor, CB Wealth and Insurance Solutions

Dr. Dawson Cagle

Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

Harry Centa Jr.

Senior Program Manager, PartnerShip LLC

Kevin Croneigh

Quality Manager, Situ Biosciences LLC

Ike Dosch

Senior Multimedia Specialist, Exponent

Robin Dubroy

Director of Operations, Shazeebo

Ron Ellis

Director Product Management, Lectra USA, Inc

Piril Ertem, Ph.D.

Director, Functional Materials, Claros Technologies

David R. Forrest, ScD, PE

Principal Technical Consultant, Nexight Group

Melissa Furman

Owner/Consultant, Career Potential, LLC

Bob Gazich

Vice President, Global Impex USA

Anders Hall

Owner, Shade Academy

Frank Henderson

CEO, Henderson Sewing Machine Co., Inc

Jack Hicks

Patent Attorney, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Patrick Howe

Owner, Shazeebo

Jeremy Husic

Senior Staff Engineer, Inteva Products

Frank Keohan

Senior Technology Manager, Bolger & O'Hearn, Inc.

Caitlin Knowles

E-Textile Device Engineer, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)

Carsten Linti

Head of Technology Center Biomedical Engineering, DITF

Michelle E. Lishner

Development Engineer Lead, Cortland Biomedical

John V. Macisso

Legal Counsel and Director of Global Trade Compliance, Albany International Corp

Andrew Medley

Regional Sales Manager, Trivantage

Tammie Miller

Managing Director, TKO Miller LLC

King Mukherjee

Founder & Director, Global Impex USA

Dr. Mridula Nair

Research Fellow, Eastman Kodak Company

Andrew Nasarczyk

Global Director - Research and Development, Gale Pacific Ltd

Greg Nevolo

Product Innovation, ACI Materials Inc.

Evelyne Orndoff

Non-metallic materials engineer, NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Graham Page

Principal, AlchemyX, LLC

Toby Payne

Partner, Sales Trainer & Consultant, Sandler Training – Portland, Maine

Adam Penner

Owner AP Consulting, AP Consulting and Technical Services

Eric Petersen

Director of Marketing, Spradling International, Inc.

David Proctor, Ph.D.

Technical Director, International Antimicrobial Council

Matthew Reid

Industrial Market Manager, Vectran Fiber Division, Kuraray America, Inc.

Mar Ricketts

Principal and founder, GuildWorks

Brydon Roe

Owner, Shade Sails Canada

William Rooney

Vice President Strategic Development, Kuehne + Nagel, Inc.

Steve Rye

Senior Technical Services Manager, Global Coated Fabrics, OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.

Cory Schug

Patent Attorney, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

Erika Simmons

Technical Director, AATCC

William Sismour

DLA Troop Support

Jason Smith

Customer Solutions and Business Development Lead, Aegis Aerospace, Inc.

Sasha Stolyarov

CEO, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)

Graham Sullivan

Founder and CEO, Seddi Inc.

Dr. Matthew Trexler

Director of Technology Validation, Under Armour

Dr. Marika Walker

Manager, Biomechanics, Exponent

Dr. Andre West

Director of Zeis Textiles Extension, North Carolina State University Wilson College of Textile

Billie Whitehouse

CEO & Creative Director, Wearable X

Seonyoung Youn, Ph.D.

Student, North Carolina State University