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2019 pro:Americas Annual Conference

May 5 – 7 | Faena District | Miami Beach, Florida




6:00pm Badges Available for Pick-Up | Veranda Terrace, Faena Hotel
6:30 pm Welcome Reception & Badge Pick-Up | Veranda Terrace, Faena Hotel


7:00 am Buffet Breakfast | Exhibit Hall B, Faena Forum

8:30 am General Session | Exhibit Hall A, Faena Forum

Welcome & Opening Comments
Tony Anzovino, AAPN President & Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer, Haggar Clothing Co

Mike Todaro, AAPN Managing Director

AAPN Industry Leadership Awards
Recognizing AAPN Members Who Have Made a Difference

Nancy Giordano

Fanatics: Redefining Speed & Agility
Jim Hardy, COO | Fanatics

11:30am Lunch | Exhibit Hall B, Faena Forum

5:00 pm Annual Update on the Latest and Greatest E-Commerce Innovations
6:30 pm Kurt Cavano, Founder | GT Nexus Commerce Network

The State of Retail 2019: Getting Comfortable With Change
Paula Rosenblum, Managing Partner | RSR Research

PANEL DISCUSSION: Is Manufacturing Coming Home?

Kim Macaulay, President | Kim Macaulay Associates Inc

Lynsey Jones, VP Global Sourcing| Carter’s
Linda Tiberi, Managing Director LATAM – Apparel Sourcing | Under Armour
Pam Peale, Director of Sales, North America | DeSL
Maggie Martinez, VP Sales | Seaboard Marine
Jill Coleman, Business Development Director | Alvanon
Paula Rosenblum, Managing Partner | RSR Research


AAPN Speakeasy Food & Drinks | Faena Theater & Saxony Bar, Faena Hotel


7:00 am Buffet Breakfast | Exhibit Hall B, Faena Forum

8:30 am General Session | Exhibit Hall A, Faena Forum

Haggar Clothing/FIDM SUPERLAB
Anthony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising Officer | Haggar Clothing Co
Roni Start, Dept Chair – Apparel Industry | Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise (FIDM)

Disruption: It’s Impact Today on the Industry, Companies and People and What We Can Do To Promote an
Ecosystem of Well Being

Suzy Ganz, CEO | Lion Brothers Inc

The Traditional Way of Sourcing vs The Stantt Way
Matt Hornbuckle, Co-Founder & Co-CEO | Stantt Shirt


We have positioned AAPN for the future. The question is - what is the future?

Rick Horwitch, VP Global Retail & Supply Chain Strategy | Bureau Veritas

Jennifer Knight, President/COO | American Woolen Company

Keith Dartley, President| Swisstex Direct
Chase Johnson, Key Account Manager | Contempora Fabrics

Closing Remarks

Noon Adjourn

Mark your calendars now
May 3 -5 | 2020 pro:Americas Annual Conference | Four Seasons Hotel | Miami

Attendees Avery Dennison Silver Sponsor
Aalfs Manufacturing Inc Alejandro Mayorga, Commercial Director Central
George Wiederecht, VP of Sales & Marketing America
Maria Knausel, Regional Account Manager
Sue C Strickland, Executive Director Boathouse
Mike Todaro, Managing Director John Strobeck, CEO

Academy Sports & Outdoors Brand M Haiti Apparel
Lynne Sprugel, VP & Managing Director - Int'l Joseph Blumberg, Operations Director
Sourcing Operations AAPN Board of Directors
Buhler Quality Yarns
Adele Knits, Inc. Dee Dee Harris, US Sales Director
Jim Briggs, National Sales Manager David Sasso, VP of Sales AAPN Executive Committee

Advanced Mfg Group Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services
Sandy Brink Rick Horwitch, VP Global Retail & Supply Chain
Strategy AAPN Executive Committee
Affinity Specialty Apparel Inc
Oana Burtea, Sr Director of Product Development & C.I. Jeans
Sourcing Tomas Navarro, VP Sales

Allbirds Kurt Cavano, Founder/ GTNexus AAPN Executive Committee
Justin Cleveland, Director of Materials Innovation
Ahmad Zakaria, Head of Operations Cap Yarns LLC
Alvanon Silver Sponsor David Roberts, CEO (Ellen Roberts)
Jill Coleman, Business Development Director AAPN Board of Carolina Cotton Works, Inc.
Brittany Beam, Direct Sales
Directors Stacey Bridges, Sales Manager

Fred Magner, Regional Director, Americas Carter's
Lynsey Jones, VP, Global Sourcing
American & Efird LLC
Chris Alt, President Coats Platinum Sponsor
Robert Hallett, VP Global Retail Solutions Carlos Sarmiento, Commercial Director North and
Central America
American Woolen Company Michael Beerkens, Sales Director Global Accts
Jennifer Knight, President/COO Hugo Rojas, Brand Development Global Accounts

Antex Knitting Mills
Anna MacMassey, VP Merchandising & Design

Cobmex Apparel Inc. Customs & Trade Services / Taggart International
Maria Ko, Director of Product Development and Ltd.
Overseas Manufacturing Roger Kunstman, Marketing Manager
Javier Romero, Director of Sourcing and Production Reinaldo Rodriguez, Customs and Trade Services, Inc.
DAP America Inc
Confexsa Nina McCormack, Vice President & CFO
Roberto Bequillard, Director
Darlington Fabrics
Contempora Fabrics Inc Platinum Sponsor Steve Perry, SVP
Ron Roach, President AAPN Board of Directors Beth Rodgers, Sales Account Manager
Alex Whitley, VP of Sales (Dawn Whitley) Carol Gross, Director of Apparel Sales
Chase Johnson, Key Account Mgr (Brianna Carter)
Cotswold Industries Inc Claudio Ballotta, Latin America Sales
Bill Broadway, President Shannon McCarthy, Vice President of Business
James McKinnon, CEO Development - Americas

COTTON USA Delta Apparel Inc
Vaughn Jordan, Deputy Director Dale Wachtel, Key Account Director
Nina Maldonado, Director Andean Region Shirley Cook, Director of Procurement

Creative Merchandising DeSales Trading Company
Landy Rodriguez, CEO Michael Murray, Vice President
Mark Murray, Secretary & Treasurer
Crowley Logistics Platinum Sponsor
Jessica Escoto, Regional Apparel Manager DeSL Silver Sponsor
Katarina Holecek, Director of Business Development Pam Peale, Director of Sales, North America
Customs Brokerage Luis Velazquez, Dir of Business Consultancy
Jacquelyn Gonsalez, VP, Apparel & Retail Business
Development Duramas SA de CV
Don Hire, Director Business Development Jaime Campos, General Manager

CS America e.dye Limited
I.T. Joo, President/CEO Jim Chi, Vice President, Marketing and Sales
George Yang, Founder
Blair Barwick, VP Manufacturing Edwards Garment
Jeff Veach, Vice President Jose Gomez, VP Sourcing & Operations
David Cabrera, Edwards Garment Inc
Cupid Intimates
Godofredo Banegas Pineda, Director of Sourcing EFI Reggiani
Ken Langston, SVP of Operations Drew Fields, Sales Develop Mgr – Industrial Textiles

Custom Outfitters LLC Elcatex (Elasticos CentroAmericanos y Textiles SA
Sam Waksman, President de CV)
Jesus Canahuati, CEO
Alex Gutierrez, Director of Customer Service Guilford Performance Textiles
Devin Steele, Publisher Lindsay Money, Sales Mgr

Everest Textile USA LLC Guru Knits
Joe Chen, R&D Director Aaron Tavdi, VP, Guru Knits
Sindy Hong, Sales Person
Brando Hsu, Sales Chief Haggar Clothing Company
Doris Lee, VP of R&D Anthony Anzovino, Chief Sourcing & Merchandising
Officer AAPN Executive Committee
Fanatics, Inc.
Jim Hardy, COO Hamrick Mills
Jim Hopkins, Director of Sales and Marketing
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandise
Roni Start, Dept Chair Apparel Industry Highland Apparel of Honduras LLC
Emanuel Moniz, Owner
Fast React Systems
Oscar Gonzalez, Agent for Mexico/Central America Hillsdale Assets S.A.
Finotex USA Robert Saad, Partner
Janine Hachem, Commercial Manager
William Yidi, VP Sales & Marketing Huntsman International LLC
Andres Yidi, VP Administration & Finance Craig White, Global Marketing Director
John Williams, Brand and Retail Marketing Manager
Gemini Brothers Inc Julio Carrillo, Regional Commercial Manager CAAMX
Dan Karo, Partner
Hyosung USA
George C. Moore Co. Hal Martens, Sales Manager
Elisa Torres, Marketing & Innovation Manager Deborah Richert, NA West Marketing Manager -
Andy Dreher, Division President Textiles

Gerber Technology Gold Sponsor ImagineKnits Global
Jorge DeLeon, Vice President Sales & Service Latin Mandi Strickland, Managing Director
Impactiva S. de R.L.
Gerson and Gerson, Inc. Joe Mellaci, VP Business Development Americas
Barbara Zeins, President AAPN Executive Committee Ed Gribbin, Chief Engagement Officer (Georgianne
Gribbin) AAPN Executive Committee
Grupo Miguel
Hector Miguel, Chairman & CEO Imperial Group
Carlos Mancilla, Director
Grupo Providencia S.A. de C.V. Roberto Zaid, CEO
Jose Torre Lamuno, General Manager
Indiana Knitwear
Grupo SG Gene Bate, CEO
Ronald Carranza, General Manager Guatemala Pat Jeffers, President

Industrias Merlet S.A. de C.V.
Alejandro Frech, Vice President
Jose Bernardo Ortiz, COO

Intradeco Apparel Macy's
Jaime Miguel, CEO Jana Van'tGroenewout, Vice President - Sourcing
Felix Siman, Chairman
Luis Marquine, COO Martha Miller

JCox, LLC McComb Industries
Jeannamarie Cox, Owner Cita Streiff, Director of Sales and Marketing

Jockey International, Inc. Mercados Internacionales S.A. de C.V.
Dilshan Desilva, Snr. Manager - Western Hemisphere Diego Cuenca, Senior Sales Manager - Textile
Sourcing, Global Communications & Product Integrity Business Unit
Bill Frazier, Director WH Production, G Eng, &T, Bldg
Serv Milco Apparel - a division of Intradeco
David Cohen, EVP Activewear Sales
Kaliman Consulting Paul Geller, VP Sales
Charles Kaliman, President
Milliken & Company
Kaltex America Mike Corbin, Business Development Sales
Hebe Schecter, President AAPN Board of Directors Meg Ried, Marketing Manager
Candace Sturcken, Merchandise & Design Manager
Keer America Corp
Mohamed Suliman, Regional Sales Manager - Latin Mocean Tactical
America Kevin Williams
Li Zhang Humberto Zacapa, CEO
Richard Miller, Sales Manager
Monarch Knitting Machinery
Kim Macaulay Associates, Inc. Bart Temperville, CFO
Kim Macaulay, President (Don Macaulay) Kevin McClure, Technical Services Manager
Craig Pernick, President
Joe Cuervo, Sr. Strategic Sourcing Manager – NATco
Materials AAPN Board of Directors Howard Kurdin, Vice President, Global Sales &
Lectra Platinum Sponsor
Daniella Ambrogi, VP Marketing AAPN Board of Directors Navis TubeTex
Will Motchar, President/CEO
David Adkins, Sales Director Americas Neenah Coldenhove B.V.
Sharon Perez, Business Development Manager Gijsbert Harmsen, Senior Sales Executive
Jay Lennon, International Account Manager
Lion Brothers
Susan Gantz, CEO Parkdale
Steven Walton, Executive Director (Shveta Trivedi) Andy Long, VP Sales & Marketing - SpunLab
Daniel Morrison, VP of International Sales & Major
Liztex Accounts
Humberto Flores, CEO

Pinehurst Manufacturing Inc. Sealand – a Maersk Company Silver Sponsor
Justin Jones, CEO Roberto Alvarizaes, Sales Manager
Alfredo DiPalma, Managing Director – C4 Countries
Polygon Software Silver Sponsor Alain Jandaly, Key Client Manager
Mickey Wohlmuth, VP Sales Cristobal Escudero, Sales Senior Manager
Louis Wohlmuth, President Hady Jawhar, Strategic Project Manager
Sara Buck, Strategic Project Manager
Printcraft Company
Nelson Sotello, Regional Sales Manager Sensient Technologies
Miguel Tanure, Sales Regional Manager
Catalina Sanchez SJM Merchant Network LLC
Susan J. Mocarski, DuPont™ Sorona® Business
Production Department Development & Market Consultant
Mark Gitomer, President
Southern Textile Network
QST Industries Juan Miguel Raffo, Sales Manager
Bill Southworth, National Sales Manager Jean-Marie Scutari, Vice President Business
Dick Shanhouse, VP/Regional Manager Development and Marketing

r-pac International Corp Stantt
Jim Kane, Global Account Executive Matt Hornbuckle, Co-Founder/CEO
Sergio Larios, Regional Managing Director, Central
American & Caribbean Stretchline Central America
Greg Newell, Regional Sales Director Kirby McKenzie, VP Sales
Deb Trout, Director of Sales & Business Development
North America Stretchline Holdings Limited
John Crisco, VP Sales & New Business Development
RSR Research
Paula Rosenblum, Managing Partner Supima
Marc Lewkowitz, President and C.E.O.
Seth Schreiber, President Swisstex Direct LLC
Keith Dartley, President
SanMar Corporation
Jorge Colindres, General Manager - Americas Target
Pat Noonan, Chief Product Officer Karen Epple, Director, Fabric Sourcing AAPN Board of

Seaboard Marine Ltd. Gold Sponsor Directors
Maggie Martinez, VP Sales
Carrie Hachey, Director of Sourcing Target

Tony Lopez-Ibanez, President & CEO

Textil del Valle S.A. Walmart Global Sourcing
Juan Jose Cordova, General Manager Dhania Scheel, Director Sourcing, LATAM

Textile Industries Media Group Winds Enterprises Inc
Rachael Davis, Executive Editor Carlos Arias, CEO AAPN Executive Committee

Textiles Opico S.A. de C.V. dba TexOps World Textile Sourcing Inc
David Ha, CEO AAPN Board of Directors Kristine Olson, VP Sales and Business Development
Juan Zighelboim, President AAPN Executive Committee Luis Antonio Aspillaga, CEO AAPN Board of Directors
Eduardo Elias, CFO
The Moore Company
Dana Barlow, President/CEO Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production
U.S. Department of Commerce-ITA/I&A/TCGM Monica Escobar-Hertzoff, Senior Manager
Lloyd Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary Compliance & Training for the Americas
Clay Hickson, Senior Vice President
Under Armour Inc
Linda Tiberi, Managing Director LATAM - Apparel WWA Advisors LLC
Sourcing AAPN Board of Directors Buda Escoto, Advisor
Stephanie Williamson, President (Taylor Williamson)
Unifi Central America Janet Ydavoy
Jorge Salazar, General Manager
YKK (USA) Inc Platinum Sponsor
Unifi Inc Brian Miller, Director of Sales
Jay Hertwig, Group Vice President - Global Brand
Sales (Leslie Hertwig) Youngone El Salvador
Brokie Lineweaver, Retail Market Consultant (Ann Mauricio Ramos, General Manager
Youngone North America
United Textiles of America S. de R.L. de C.V. Erin Diedrick, Sr. Manager, Business Development and
Eric Joo, General Director Operations

USLC Apparel Zentrix
Lukman Allimohamed Dennis Ardon Rockwell, VP Zentrix
Edward Hannah, Director of Marketing Elias Assa Cojab, CEO

Vanguard Pai Lung LLC
Uwe Heintel, VP of Sales

VF Corporation
Aaron Ledet, VP, Americas Sourcing AAPN Board of Directors

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