Welspun's Leonard Honored as Textiles Leader of the Year by N.C. State

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RALEIGH, N.C.-Barry Leonard, president and CEO of Welspun USA, has been designated Textiles Leader of the Year by the North Carolina State University College of Textiles.

Leonard, who received his undergraduate degree in textile technology from North Carolina State, also serves on the board of the Home Fashion Products Association and as vice president of the North Carolina Textile Foundation board. The latter organization provides funds for scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Textiles, for the recruitment and retention of professors and researchers, and for state-of-the-art equipment for the college.

The award recipient is chosen by members of the college's Kappa Tau Beta leadership fraternity and the Phi Psi fraternity, to the person who "best represents the goals and ideals of the two College of Textiles fraternities."

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