Willis C "Billy" Moore III, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Unifi Inc, has been elected chairman of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI).

The ATMI membership also elected James W "Jim" Chesnutt, president and CEO of National Spinning Co Inc as first vice chairman, and Allen E Gant Jr, chairman, president and CEO of Glen Raven Inc, as second vice chairman.

As chairman, Moore will generally direct the affairs of the association, work with staff to implement the policies of the board of directors, and be the primary spokesperson for ATMI, the US textile industry's national trade association headquartered in Washington, DC.