Neil Futterman – Biography

Neil Futterman is CEO and owner of the Futterman Group. Neil has spent his entire life in the textile industry worldwide and has been a pioneer of many fabrics and processes that are textile industry standards today.

After graduating from North Carolina State University with a BSc. in textiles in 1957, Neil joined Burlington Industries in their executive training program. Neil worked with Burlington Industries through 1964, and left as sales manager of the greige textiles department. From 1964 – 1971 Neil served as Vice President of Sales at Schottlang Mills, a producer of novelty textiles for the home furnishings, apparel, and industrial markets.

After pioneering warp-knit fabrication for apparel and uniforms, Neil joined Collins and Aikmain as product manager for apparel and uniforms and led this textile giant to dominate the apparel and uniform trades.

In 1977 Neil formed Angelico Mills, and independent importer of cotton fabrics primarily from Peru, and in 1985 Neil founded The Futterman Group. The Futterman Group imports a variety of high quality greige and finished fabrics, drapery linings and made-up articles from around the world.

Donald L. Conner

Don has been associated with The Futterman Group since 1993 as quality control manager and technical advisor.

He works with all Futterman suppliers evaluating their processing plants, verifying their testing and quality control procedures, and approving new products. He coordinates with SGS worldwide in setting up audits for Futterman fabrics and evaluating the results. He handles customer’s inquiries and responds to any requests or concerns they may have.

Don has over forty years experience in all aspects of textiles. He spent decades in textile manufacturing and worked as Corporate Director for Quality Control for two major textile producers of fabrics for household, apparel, and industrial applications. Don has been involved in several textile organizations: • Senior Member of the American Society for Quality Control • Past Chairman of the Textile and Needles Trades division of ASQC. • Past Chairman of the Apparel Quality Committee of AAMA

He has worked with various committees including ASTM, AATCC, and The Worth Street Rules Committee that were responsible for setting up performance standards for quality, care labeling, grading standards, and fabric specifications for the Textile Industry. He is a frequent speaker on textile quality control to companies and colleges, and has been published in the ASQC journal.

Don holds a BS degree from Auburn University.