2024 pro:Americas Annual Conference 

May 19 - 21 | Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables

Registered Attendees

abuzz global,  LLC

  • Lynne Sprugel, Founder and CEO

Alvanon

  • Fred Magner, Regional Director, Americas

Apex Mills  SILVER SPONSOR

  • Molly Kremidas, Business Development
  • Clelia Parisi, Senior Fabric and Market Research Analyst

Antex Mills/Guru Knits

  • Aaron Tavdi, VP Guru Knits

bluesign technologies ag

  • Kevin Myette, Director, Global Brand Services
  • Jesse Rosenstein, Director of Business Development, NA

Botao Moda

  • Patricio Galindo, Project Leader 
  • Carlos Vaca, Americas Business Development Director

Cascade Management

  • Jim Chi, Principal

CHT Group

  • Craig White, Global Brand & Retail Management - Americas Head

Coats American

  • Alfredo Romo, Global Accounts - Apparel

Cofaco Industries SAC

  • Fernando Ugarte, Commercial Director

Computer Generated Solutions

  • Paul Magel, President
  • Michael Penchansky, VP, Global Business Development, Manufacturing Solutions

Confexsa

  • Roberto Bequillard, President

Consultant

  • Deborah Richert, Lead

Contempora Fabrics

  • Ron Roach, President
  • Alex Whitley, VP of Sales

Copen United

  • Marc Shevrin, President Western Hemisphere
  • Avi Chamiel, CEO

Cotswold Industries Inc

  • James McKinnon, CEO
  • Jeffrey Penner, Global Marketing Manager

Crowley Logistics PLATINUM SPONSOR

  • Bob Goldenberg, Vice President, Commercial
  • Don Hire, Sr. Director Business Development

CS America

  • In Tae Joo, President/CEO
  • Kicheon Paik, Managing Director

CS Central America

  • Francisco Mendieta, Sales Director

Cupid Intimates

  • Godofredo Banegas Pineda, Director of Sourcing
  • Ken Langston, SVP of Operations

Darlington Fabrics

  • Jack Boyd, Director of Business Development
  • Carol Gross, Director of Apparel Sales

Datatex

  • Shannon McCarthy, Vice President of Business Development - Americas

DenimFWD

  • Carlos Arias, CEO

Dept of Commerce/OTEXA

  • Jennifer Knight, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods & Materials
  • Kayla Johnson, International Trade Specialist

DeSales Trading Company

  • Michael Murray, Vice President

DeSL SILVER SPONSOR

  • Pam Peale, VP Global Sales and US PLM Operations

DNY Innova Textile Consulting

  • David Sasso, President

eTextiles Communications

  • Devin Steele, Publisher

Elevate Textiles

  • Caitlyn Holt, Director of Product and Business Innovation for Cone Denim

FIGS

  • Linda Tiberi, Vice President, Product integrity

Finotex

  • Carlos Alvarado, General Manager - Honduras

Finotex USA

  • Andres Yidi, VP Administration & Finance

Flexico

  • John Crisco, VP Sales & New Business Development
  • Jaime Campos, Sales & Business Development

George C Moore

  • Andy Dreher, Division President
  • Elisa Torres, Sales and Marketing Manager

Gerson and Gerson, Inc

  • Barbara Zeins, President

Gribbin Strategic

  • Ed Gribbin, CEO

Grupo M/CODEVI

  • Joseph Blumberg, General Director
  • Anibal Capellan, Director

Hamrick Mills

  • Jim Hopkins, Director Sales and Marketing

Henderson Sewing Maching Co. Inc.

  • Frank Henderson, President

Interloop North America

  • Hilda McDuff, President

Jockey International, Inc

  • Dilshan De Silva, Director, Western Hemisphere Sourcing, Global Communications & Production
  • Anton Zenon, VP Western Hemisphere Sourcing, Quality

Kim Macaulay Associates, Inc.

  • Kim Macaulay, President

King Zipper USA

  • Luis Brandwayne, CEO

Lear Corporation

  • Lindsay Money, Director of Sales

Lectra

  • Carlos Sarmiento, Commercial Director Mexico and Centra America

Lenzing

  • David Adkins, Commercial Director Americas

Maersk  PLATINUM SPONSOR

  • Andrea Casanova, Account Manager
  • Mariana Dezan, Head of Intra-Americas Sales, DTS - USA
  • Sara Dias, Head of Contract Product Management
  • Cesar Gomez, Global Client Manager
  • Alex Lopez O'Bryan, Head of Market

MMI Textiles, Inc

  • Amy Bircher Bruyn, CEO & Founder

MMH Sales and Sourcing

  • Martha Miller Hopkins, Founder

Monarch Knitting Machinery Corp

  • Kevin Mcclure, Technical Services Manager
  • Craig Pernick, CEO
  • Bart Temperville, CFO
  • Renato Vitulano, International Sales

Naia™, from Eastman PLATINUM SPONSOR 

  • Ana Costa, Commercial Manager, Textiles EMEA & AMERICAS 
  • Rosa Del Valle-Phillips, Regional Account Manager

Onward, LLC

  • Randall Harward, Founder

Parkdale Mills

  • Andy Long, VP Sales & Marketing - SpunLab

Parkdale/UTEXA

  • Ana Torres, Regional Sales Manager

Pinehurst Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Justin Jones, CEO

Port Everglades  SILVER SPONSOR

  • Jean Elie, Assistant Director Business Development Division 

QST Industriies Inc

  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, Regional Sales Manager
  • Isabel Rodriguez, Account Executive

RC2 Sales Consulting, LLC

  • Jill Coleman, Principal Owner

r-pac International Corp

  • Sergio Larios, Regional Managing Director, Central American, Mexico & Caribbean

R R Textile Inc.

  • Rajul Modi, President

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

  • Nicole Bivens Collinson, International Trade and Government Relations Practice Leader

Seaboard Marine, Ltd  PLATINUM SPONSOR

  •  Maggie Martinez, VP - Specialized Accounts Sales

Shimmy Technologies Inc.

  • Sarah Krasley, CEO & Founder

Superior Group of Companies

  • Jay Ogburn, Vice President Supply Chain
  • Charles Sheppard, Senior Vice President Supply Chain

Swisstex Direct

  • Keith Dartley, President

Textiles Opico S.A. de C.V.

  • David Ha, CEO
  • Juan Zighelboim, President

Textil Del Valle S.A. BIC

  • Juan Cordova, CEO

The Variable Agency

  • Joe Parrish, Co-Founder
Threads Uniform Agency
  • Naomi Sasaki-Whalen, Threads Uniform Agency

Unifi Mfg. Inc.  SILVER SPONSOR

  • Chad Bolick, Vice President - Brand Sales
  • William Mebane, VP, Direct Sales
  • Brian Moore, EVP & President
  • John Garris, Central America Sales Manager

Winnitex Group

  • Yvonne Wai, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

World Textile Sourcing

  • Luis Antonio Aspillaga, Founder & CEO
  • Rodrigo Lines, Commercial Director

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

  • Avedis Seferian, President & CEO
  • Monica Escobar-Hertzoff, Head of Operations for Latin America WRAP

WWA Advisors, LLC

  • Walter Wilhelm, Chairman

AAPN

  • Tony Anzovino, President
  • Lynsey Jones, Executive Director
  • Sue Strickland, AAPN Emerita
  • Mike Todaro, AAPN Emeritus