Walter Wilhelm Associates LLC on Friday said associate Warren Hartenstine had been named to the board of the American Apparel & Footwear Association's (AAFA) Supplier and Resource Division (SRD).

The SRD is comprised of AAFA member firms supplying computer and software systems to the sewn products industries and aims to create and support business opportunities for members.

In addition, Mr Hartenstine, whose Utah-based organisation help companies in the sewn products industries streamline front-end operations, will serve as president of the SRD Services Group.

"I look forward to the challenges we are facing as our industry navigates through a changing business climate," he said. "The new breed of software systems offers many competitive advantages to manufacturers and retailers alike."