Peter Ganga, an executive with more than 25 years' experience in the textile, apparel, machinery and sewn products (TAMS) industry, has been appointed to the newly-created position of director of international sales and marketing at EcomTextile.com.

Ganga will be responsible for overseeing the company's overseas expansion and will report directly to John Adams, EcomTextile.com chief executive officer. EcomTextile.com has established an Internet exchange that initially serves as an electronic purchasing hub for the global textile and apparel industry.

Successfully launched on August 1 2000, www.ecomtextile.com is one of the first Internet marketplaces for the global TAMS industries. The exchange allows buyers and sellers of textile-related activities to transact business electronically. The company plans to add services and functionality incrementally as they are developed.

Prior to joining EcomTextile.com, Ganga directed teams and created marketing and sales strategies for apparel/textile products, technology software/Internet, and e-business solutions for TAMS. He is responsible for increasing sales volume with major retailers and manufacturers by over $18m.

Ganga is well versed and experienced with international TAMS markets including Asia, Europe, South America and the United States. Previously, he was managing director of textile applications for Applied Intranet Technologies, New York, managing director for Apparel Technology, New York, vice president of sales for Janaki Art Apparel, New York, and vice president of sales for Fisher & Gentile Ltd, New York.

EcomTextile.com is a business-to-business site focused on bringing buyers and sellers together in the textile industry with a user-friendly web-based sourcing tool. Bringing extensive industry experience and technology expertise, EcomTextile.com is the first company to offer a comprehensive marketplace for trade among manufacturers and suppliers in the textile and apparel industry.

The company is located at 1501 E. Orangethorpe Ave., Suite 110, Fullerton, Calif 92831 and can be contacted by phone at 888/765-5060, by fax at 714/578-5723 or on the Web at www.ecomtextile.com.