The Executive-in-Residence program provides a forum for students and faculty to interface with global industry and government executives. They will learn global business strategies and current textile information and expertise; a necessity for competing in today’s (and tomorrow’s) global marketplace. During the executive’s visit to our campus, there will be discussions with faculty and students as well as a seminar on a select topic.

An additional goal of the program, is to increase exposure of industry and government personnel to the NC State Wilson College of Textiles resources, including our “human capital” and our facilities; including technologies, products, and other areas. Overall, the program should strengthen the NC State Wilson College of Textiles’ global leadership image, by providing academe, industry and government personnel with timely dissemination of textile information. This program will better prepare our students for leadership positions in global industry!

Recent Industry Executives:
Ben Cooper executive residence
Executive-in-Residence Ben Cooper meets with the TATM Student Advisory Board

October 17-18, 2017 Ben Cooper, Managing Director, IoClothes
March 20-21, 2017 Joseph Mohorovic, Commissioner, US Consumer Products Safety Commission
October 25-26, 2016 Jaime S. Miguel, Chief Executive Officer, INTRADECO
Apr. 13-14, 2015 Josh Teitelbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials
U.S. Department of Commerce
Apr. 7-8, 2015 Arum Agarwal, Alok International
Sept. 11-12, 2013 Ginny Rothschild, Vice President DMM- Merchandising & Product Development, Walmart
Feb. 13-14, 2013 Shawn Townzen, Vice President DMM- Merchandising & Product Development, Walmart
Oct. 24-25, 2012 Robert L. Mettler, Presiding Director, Jones Apparel Group
Sept. 25-26, 2012 Anastasia Charbin, Fashion Marketing Director, LECTRA
Apr. 2-3, 2012 Margaret Bishop, FIT and Parsons New School
Feb. 16-17, 2012 Charles McMurray, Kohl’s Department Stores
Oct. 10-11, 2011 Sarah Gallagher, President, Ralph Lauren Media
Apr. 5-6, 2011 Thomas M. Chappell, Rambler’s Way Farm
Sept. 15-16, 2009 Martin B. Foil, Jr, Tuscarora Yarns, Inc.
Sept. 15-16, 2009 Dee Dee Harris, Tuscarora Yarns, Inc.
Apr. 10, 2008 William Ivey Long, Broadway Costume Designer
Mar. 11, 2008 Matt Priest, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jan. 22, 2008 Steven Jesseph, President & CEO of WRAP
Nov. 14, 2007 Tom Travis, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A
Oct. 25, 2006 Sid Smith, Principal SALCO Consulting LLC
Sept. 27, 2006 Robyn Waters, President R W Trend
Sept. 13, 2006 Marshal Cohen, The NPD Group, Inc.
Nov. 16, 2005 Dr. E. Skott Greenhalgh, Secant Medical
Sept. 27, 2005 Mackey McDonald, CEO of VF Corporation
Sept. 14, 2005 Dr. Kevin Keller, Author of Branding Textbooks
Mar. 30, 2005 Brad Beal, Jockey International
Feb. 23, 2005 Dr. Fred Gallasch,Gallasch Consulting Services
Feb. 7-8, 2005 James C. Leonard III, OTEXA