New Technical Director

09.09.2019 The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, NC/USA, has announced Erika Simmons as the new Technical Director.

Erkia Simmons
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Erkia Simmons
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. In addition, Simmons has provided instruction on moisture management at AATCC workshops.
Simmons has more than 20 years of experience in the testing labs of HanesBrands Inc., Winston Salem, NC/USA, providing leadership and training, developing solutions, and launching new programs. As compliance manager, she led projects in quality management to meet customer compliance requirements and government regulatory mandates. Previously, Simmons held the position of quality manager at Fruit of the Loom, Bowling Green, KY/USA, and process engineer at Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC/USA.