Industry Testimonials

Kenneth T. Kunberger“As a global leader of Textile Innovation and Technology, we continually look to bring in new talent that furthers our internal collaboration and drives new expectations. We have benefited greatly from our relationship with the students and faculty at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles and consider the summer internship program a cornerstone of our recruiting and future employment.  The skills and knowledge that the interns and graduates bring from an industry, trends, and technology standpoint allow them to engage in key projects and produce significant contributions. We continue to replenish our ranks with qualified NC State grads and the past recruits continue to grow and flourish within our system.”

Kenneth T. Kunberger
President and Chief Executive Officer
International Textile Group


Mark Messura“Young professionals entering positions in the world textile industry, ideally, will have strong technical competence and a global view of the industry. The Wilson College of Textiles’ Department of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management provides both of these necessary skills—the strongest technical background in textiles combined with a global business perspective. The department excels in offering students this unique education combination and it offers employers great young professionals with excellent technical and critical thinking skills. Program graduates are capable of working successfully in diverse capacities and that’s what employers want.”

Mark Messura
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Marketing
Cotton Incorporated


Brendan Sullivan“As a former advisory board member, I had the opportunity and privilege to connect with students at NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles, and I continue to be impressed by the caliber of talent and the quality of ideas. It will be exciting to watch these students enter the workforce, grow into successful leaders and drive the future of our industry.”

Brendan Sullivan
Vice President
VF Corporation