Christina Rapa, Textile Specialist with SITKA GEAR/W.L. Gore & Associates is the nominee for chair of the AATCC Materials Interest Group. She will join current Materials Interest Group At-Large Member, Apurba Banerjee, serving the AATCC Materials Interest Group and representing this interest group on the AATCC Board of Directors.
Rapa has an MS in Textile Engineering from NC State University and a BS in Textile Engineering from Philadelphia University. She is currently President of the Delaware Valley Section. She has 20 years’ experience developing materials at
- Sitka Gear / W.L. Gore & Associates
- Urban Outfitters / Women’s line
- American Eagle Outfitters
- Victoria’s Secret VSX
- Nike Footwear & All Conditions Gear
“I am excited to be nominated as chair for the Materials Interest Group. As a past moderator and assistant organizer at recent AATCC International Conferences, I look forward to contributing more to Materials topics and bringing a fresh perspective to AATCC meetings.”