RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) names Erika Simmons as the new technical director.
Simmons comes to the position with more than 20 years of experience in the HanesBrands testing labs providing leadership and training, developing solutions, and launching new programs. As the compliance manager, she led quality management projects to meet customer compliance requirements and government regulatory mandates.
Previously, Simmons held the position of quality manager at Fruit of the Loom and process engineer at Milliken. Simmons has been active with AATCC committees and educational programs throughout her career. She served on the AATCC Executive Committee on Research and as secretary and chair of RA63—Water Resistance, Absorbency & Wetting Agent Evaluation. Additionally, Simmons has provided instruction on moisture management at AATCC workshops.
Simmons has a degree in textile engineering from North Carolina State University and plans to complete a Master of Business Administration with Wake Forest University next spring.
“I look forward to working with AATCC staff and committee members as we continue to deliver innovative solutions to meet the industry’s testing challenges,” Simmons says.
For more information, visit www.aatcc.org.