Federal and Defense Textile Summit

KEYNOTE & SESSION SPEAKERS

General Session & Keynote Speakers

United States Senator Thom Tillis
North Carolina
Biography

David Johns
Deputy Director, Clothing and Textiles
Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support
Biography

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer
President
Central Piedmont Community College
Biography

LTC (Ret) Scott Dorney
Executive Director
North Carolina Military Business Center
Biography

Davis Warlick
Executive Vice President
Parkdale Mills

Rick Carpenter
President
Southern Textile Association

Don Vavala
Director of Government Procurement
National Council of Textile Organizations
Biography

Session Speakers

Updated 5/9/22

  • AFFOA
  • Ascend Materials
  • Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST)
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Coats American, Inc.
  • Defense Logistics Agency - Clothing & Textiles
  • Defense Logistics Agency - Troop Support
  • McRae Industries
  • Mills Manufacturing
  • MMI Textiles
  • National Council of Textiles Organizations
  • Navy Clothing & Textile Research Facility (NCTRF)
  • Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM)
  • North Carolina Military Business Center
  • North Carolina Department of Commerce, NCWorks
  • North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office
  • North Carolina State University, Wilson College of Textiles
  • NCWorks
  • Southern Textile Association
  • Supreme Industries
  • Survival Innovations
  • Textile Technology Center, Gaston College
  • US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Soldier Center (CCDC SC)
  • US Army Program Executive Office
  • US Marine Corps Systems Command
  • and many more to come...