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NCTO announces retirement of President and CEO

Augustine “Auggie”¯ D. Tantillo, President and CEO of the NCTO, has announced his intention to retire.

13th February 2019

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Washington, DC

Clothing/​Footwear, Interiors

Augustine “Auggie”¯ D. Tantillo, President and CEO of NCTO. © NCTOAugustine “Auggie” D. Tantillo, President and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has announced his intention to retire from his position later this year. Tantillo has enjoyed a 38-year career in the Washington policy arena, most of which involved direct representation of the US textiles industry.

“Due to his vast institutional knowledge and skill in navigating policy matters in Washington, Auggie will certainly be missed. On behalf of our entire membership, I want to express our gratitude to Auggie for his dedicated and important service to our industry,” commented Marty Moran, NCTO Chairman.

Tantillo has worked in government service or government relations in Washington, DC, since 1981. Prior to joining NCTO, he served as Executive Director of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of US manufacturing, particularly with respect to textiles.

At earlier points in his career, Tantillo was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles & Apparel at the US Department of Commerce under President George H. W. Bush, and Chief of Staff to US Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina. Tantillo earned a BS in Agricultural Economics from Clemson University.

“It has been a tremendous privilege to represent an industry that has made such an enormous contribution to the US economy and the US workforce. I will always be grateful for the confidence that the domestic textiles sector has shown in me as the head of this important organisation,” said Mr Tantillo.

NCTO is a Washington, DC-based non-for-profit trade association established to represent the full spectrum of the US textiles sector, from fibres to yarns to fabrics to finished products, as well as suppliers of numerous support services such as trucking, banking, chemicals, and other such sectors that have a stake in the prosperity and survival of the US textiles industry.

US textiles and apparel manufacturers produced US$ 77.9 billion in output in 2017, and the sector’s supply chain employs 550,000 workers from fibre to finished sewn products.

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