TOP SCOUT: Bob Pruyn was honored Thursday at the 34th annual textile industry Good Scout Awards luncheon, which raised a record $250,000 for the New York City Scout Council.
Receiving the 1995 Good Scout Award, Pruyn, business director of DuPont Nylon, North America, told the crowd of about 500 at the New York Hilton that the things he learned as a Boy Scout — trust, respect and kindness — he’s tried to bring with him to the business world. The award goes to a textile executive who exemplifies the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America as expressed in the scout oath and law. The recipient is selected by a 60-member committee.
The committee also presented a Golden Eagle award to Bruce Roberts, executive director of the Textile Distributors Association. The award was created to recognize exemplary leadership in the textile industry. The award was a hat trick of sorts for Roberts, who has received both the Good Scout (1976) and the Silver Beaver (1977) awards.
Arthur Wiener, chairman and chief executive officer of Galey & Lord, was chairman of the event. James Raleigh, former president of CMI Industries and last year’s Good Scout, presented Wiener with the Chairman’s Award, for support of the textile industry and scouting.
The local scout council serves 118,000 throughout the five boroughs.
TAG PARLEY: Robert J. Untracht, national director, consumer products and industry services at Ernst & Young, will discuss the current climate of the apparel industry at the annual meeting of the Textile Analysts Group. The confab is set for Dec. 7 at 4 p.m., at New York’s Marchi’s restaurant. Reservations are required and can be made through Ira Schneiderman at Fairchild Publications’ New York office.