At its recent Fall Conference, the SEAMS Association honored Minnesota Knitting Mills (MKM) President Pat Hickey as its 2016 Person of the Year. The coveted award recognizes the individual that has made most outstanding contributions to the organization over the past year.
Since joining SEAMS in 2013, Mr. Hickey and MKM have sponsored and participated in every SEAMS event; including the group's spring and fall meetings and its Supply Chain USA pavilion at Texprocess Americas in 2014 and 2016. While also serving as a SEAMS Supplier Director and Membership Chairman for the past 2 years, he has been instrumental in recruiting and supporting a record number of new members for the organization.
Hickey joined Minnesota Knitting Mills as President and Director in 2009. Prior to joining the 108-year old manufacturer of knit fabrics and braids, Pat served as CEO and Owner of Print Group Global/Print Group Midwest, Inc., President and Chief Operating Officer of Lifetouch Publishing, and Director of Marketing and Head of the Printing Operating Team at Jostens. He holds a B.A. degree from the University of St. Thomas, M.A. from the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Education, and has completed a number of professional programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Please join SEAMS in thanking Pat for his dedication and service.
SEAMS Supplier Director Succession
The SEAMS Association is recognizing outgoing Supplier Director Frank Henderson for his distinctive service in representing supplier members on the SEAMS Board of Directors over the past 4 years. Since 1976, Mr. Henderson has owned and led the Henderson Sewing Machine Company, a leading supplier of industrial sewing machines, sewing machine parts and custom automated sewing machines for the sewn products industry. Having served the maximum term for the position, he will be succeeded by newly elected SEAMS Director Mel Berzack.
Mr. Berzack is President of Sewn Products Equipment Company (SPEC), a global distributor of cutting, tabling and material handling equipment for the composites, textile and fiberglass industries. The Jefferson, Georgia company has been a SEAMS member since 1986. Mel most recently served as immediate past chairman of SPESA industry organization.
Other current SEAMS Supplier Directors include Mike Meyerholtz of Milliken & Company and Pat Hickey of Minnesota Knitting Mills.
2016 Fall Conference Golf Outing
Pine Lakes Country Club
First Place Team: Trey Stavrum, Brent Jones, Wade Kytola, Tim Shirley
Second Place Team: Mark Leagon,Rich Hirsch, Don Trexler, Mike Diemer
Third Place Team: Roy Lockett, Howie Edelson, Rod Wegner, Dean Wegner