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Former Springs ceo Enters American Textile Hall of Fame

LOWELL, MASS. - One-time Springs Industries president and ceo Peter Scotese was recently inducted into the American Textile Hall of Fame here along with Dr. Masahiro Shima, the founder, president and ceo of Shima Seiki Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of computerized flat knitting machines.
     The American Textile Hall of Fame was initiated in 2001 by the American Textile History Museum in Lowell to honor individuals, corporations and institutions that have made significant contributions to the textile industry in America, as well as those who advanced the place, role, and appreciation of textiles in American life. Shima is the first non-American recipient of the honor.

From left, Karl Spilhaus, chairman

From left, Karl Spilhaus, chairman, ATHM board of trustees; George Shuster, chairman, Textile Hall of Fame committee; Toshio Nakashima, accepting on behalf of inductee Dr. Masahiro Shima; inductee Peter Scotese; and Jonathan Stevens, president and ceo, American Textile History Museum.

     "Mr. Scotese and Dr. Shima have each had a profound impact on the textile industry in unique ways," said ATHM president and ceo Jonathan Stevens. "They are worthy of great recognition for contributions they made to shape the history and future of textiles, and we are honored to pay tribute to their achievements."

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