(Baltimore, MD - 25 October 2011)—Peter McKernan, Chairman of the Board for the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), announced today that President/CEO Stephen Warner is stepping down from his post.
Said Warner, "I have sincerely enjoyed working for IFAI these last 35 years, including 25 years as its president. It has been a tremendous honor to serve the industry and I hope that my contribution has made a difference.
"This is the transition time that makes sense for IFAI as the industry itself changes around us. The parting is very amicable. I intend to continue to be a goodwill ambassador for IFAI," he said.
McKernan added: "Steve has been a wonderful ambassador for our association. His tireless efforts and thoughtful leadership exemplify the best qualities of our industry. We wish Steve and his family best wishes for the future."
The Industrial Fabrics Association International is the largest and longest-running textile trade organization in the world, celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2012. IFAI publishes seven market-specific magazines in print and online; organizes global industry events such as IFAI Expo Americas 2012 (currently running in Baltimore 25-27 Oct.); and supports the growth of nearly 1,900 member companies located in 54 countries.