Siddens, who for the past two years was with National Felt Co., most recently as vice president of North American sales and marketing, reports to Edgar Davis, Bibb’s president and chief operating officer.
Siddens said his main goal is to build the division’s open line offerings.
“Within the next 45 to 60 days, we will look at separate categories that would lead us in that direction,” he said. The firm’s apparel fabrics now are primarily in yarn-dyed wovens and chambrays.
“We will also be looking at other fabrications to enhance us as an overall supplier of top and bottom weight fabrics,” he added, “and we plan to develop a strong international market, since the future of any supplier depends on that.”
NATIONAL SPINNING TAPS PETROV: Paul Petrov has been named president of National Spinning Co., New York, a producer of spun yarns for the apparel, textile, hosiery and craft industries.
Petrov, who joined National Spinning in 1993 as senior vice president, marketing, succeeds Henry C. Humphreys, who becomes vice chairman, a new post.
In addition to handling the day-to-day operations of National Spinning, Petrov will continue his marketing responsibilities, at least for the time being.
ZELLWEGER’S SYMPOSIUM: Zellweger Uster Inc. will host its third annual “Fiber to Yarn” symposium, July 13-14 at its Charlotte, N.C., sales and service headquarters.
The two-day session will focus on quality improvement for fiber processing and yarn spinning. Zellweger Uster is the U.S. subsidiary of Zellweger Uster AG, Uster, Switzerland, and provides quality control instrumentation for the textile industry.
FALL 1995 PRINTS AHEAD: The fifth edition of The Print Show, featuring original artwork for prints for the apparel and home furnishings industries, will be held Aug. 15-17 at Parsons Midtown Exhibition Center, 560 Seventh Ave., New York. Space for the fall-winter 1995 showcase, featuring 25 exhibitors representing more than 60 design sources, is sold out, according to the American Association of Apparel Textile Design Studios and Agents, the show’s sponsor. Another exhibit of artwork for fall 1995 prints, InPrints NY, is scheduled for Aug. 16-18 at Arno’s Restaurant, 141 West 38th St., New York. Fourteen U.S. and European studios will participate, according to the event’s producer, Eileen Mislove.