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SEAMS Announces 2018 Board of Directors


2018 Board Members and Officers Lead the “Made in America Movement” through Unprecedented Growth

WAKE FOREST, NC – January 10, 2018 – SEAMS, the National Association and voice for the U.S. Sewn Products Industry for over 50 years, announced today the SEAMS membership election of four new Officers to serve on its executive board.  SEAMS also announced six Manufacturer/Contractor Directors and three Specialty Directors.

“SEAMS 2018 Board of Directors reflects our dedication to promoting sound economic growth for our members and leading the resurgence of “Made in America” on the world stage,” said Matt Poovey, newly elected President of SEAMS. “Our board includes leaders from some of America’s foremost brands, manufacturers and suppliers in the sewn products industry.  These top executives will serve our membership well through progressive and timely educational programs, dissemination of information on government regulations/legislation impacting the industry, and adding increased value to control costs and achieve business improvements that were never available before in the U.S.”

Four Executive Directors were confirmed by a member vote to a two-year term on the board:

  • President – Matt Poovey, Champion Thread Company
  • Vice President – Jeoff Bodenhorst Jr, Lebanon Apparel Corp.
  • Secretary/Treasurer – Patrick Hickey, Minnesota Knitting Mills
  • Ex-Officio Officer – Jeremy Wootten, HomTex, Inc.

One Education Director serving a three-year term by appointment:

  • Geoff Senko, MMI Textiles

Two Supplier Directors serving a three-year term by appointment:

  • Cameron Hamrick, Hamrick Mills
  • Ron Roach, Contempora Fabrics

Six Manufacturing/Contractor Directors serving a one-year term by appointment:

  • Gloria Barbee, Grand Forest, Inc.
  • Jackson Burnett, Vapor Apparel
  • Tim Shirley, Mt. Vernon Mills
  • Wayne Wilson, Prime Medical
  • Chris Marsh, Hemmingway Apparel Mfg.
  • Dennis Jackson, Venus Group


SEAMS is the Association and Voice of the U.S. Sewn Products Industry for over 50 years consisting of more than 200 of America’s foremost fashion brands, retailers, manufacturers and textile providers. Supercharging the American Supply Chain, SEAMS is the the most relevant force and go-to resource shaping the growth and resurgence of MADE IN AMERICA. By providing access to people, processes and products to move production back to the U.S., SEAMS serves as the hub for networking, inspiration, innovation, and intelligence to enhance members’ competitiveness, productivity and profitability in the new global economy. For more information, visit us at SEAMS.org

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