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Suggested Citation:"Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1983. The Competitive Status of the U.S. Fibers, Textiles, and Apparel Complex: A Study of the Influences of Technology in Determining International Industrial Competitive Advantage. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/292.
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Suggested Citation:"Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1983. The Competitive Status of the U.S. Fibers, Textiles, and Apparel Complex: A Study of the Influences of Technology in Determining International Industrial Competitive Advantage. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/292.
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Suggested Citation:"Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1983. The Competitive Status of the U.S. Fibers, Textiles, and Apparel Complex: A Study of the Influences of Technology in Determining International Industrial Competitive Advantage. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/292.
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Suggested Citation:"Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1983. The Competitive Status of the U.S. Fibers, Textiles, and Apparel Complex: A Study of the Influences of Technology in Determining International Industrial Competitive Advantage. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/292.
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Suggested Citation:"Biographical Sketches." National Research Council. 1983. The Competitive Status of the U.S. Fibers, Textiles, and Apparel Complex: A Study of the Influences of Technology in Determining International Industrial Competitive Advantage. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/292.
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Biographical Sketches J EFFREY S. ARPA N is Professor of International Business in the College of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Arpan holds a B.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in business administration from Indiana University. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the Academy of International Business (Vie - President in 1977-79), the American Accounting Association, and the Assembly of American Collegiate Schools of Business. Dr. Arpan serves on the editorial boards of several journals and is the author of several books and articles. MARY E. BARRY is Assistant Professor at Auburn Univeristy in the School of Home Economics and the Consumer Affairs Department. She holds a B.S. in economics from St. Joseph College, an M.S. in retailing from New York University, and an Ed.D. in vocational education from Temple University. Dr. Barry has taught at Pennsylvania State University and was a buyer for G. Fox & Co. She is a member of a number of professional societies including the National Economists Club, the American Collegiate Retailing Association, and the Alabama World Trade Association and was a member of the U.S. Department of Labor, Committee on Productivity-Foreign Labor of the Business Research Advisory Council. J. AMES R. BERCAW is Manager of Product Services and Technology in the Textile Fibers Department of E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. Dr. Bercaw received his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College and a Ph.~. in physical-organic chemistry from Ohio State University. Having joined DuPont in 1954 as a research chemist, Dr. Bercaw has held positions of increasing responsibility in a number of DuPont plants and locations. He is an active member of the Man-Made Fiber s Producers' Association, the U.S. Department of Commerce 87

88 Industry Sector Advisory Committee on Textiles and Apparel, and serves as an industry advisor to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. LAURENCE A. CHRISTIANSEN, JR. is Editor-in-Chief of Textile World, Textile Week, and Textile Products and Processes at McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. Mr. Christiansen holds a B.S. in journalism from New York University and began his career at McGraw-Hillas production assistant on Petroleum Week. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Textile Technology, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, and Delta Sigma and has received the American Business Jesse Neal Award and its Certificate of Merit. W. DENNEY FREESTON is Associate Dean of the School of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Princeton University. Before joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Freeston was employed at Fabric Research Laboratories, Inc. where he worked as a senior research associate, the applied mechanics assistant director, and the applied mechanics associate director. His major research interests have been in the mechanics of fibrous struc- tures, crack propagation in textiles, and fiber reinforced composites. EDWARD F. JOHNSON is Director of The Johnson Redbook Service, Prescott, Ball & Turben. Before founding the service in the early 1960s, Mr. Johnson worked in Venezuela with J. G. White Construction Company and for George S. Armstrong, Management Construction Engineers. Mr. Johnson holds an M.E. from Cornell University and is a member of a number of professional societies including the New York Analysts Society, the Apparel and Textile Analysts Group, and the Retail Analysts Group. STIG A. KRY is Chairman of the Board of Kurt Salmon Associates (KSA), a management consulting firm founded in 1935. Before joining KSA in 1958 to work on production engineering projects, Mr.Kry held positions in a number of apparel companies both in the United States and Sweden. ~ addition to his corporate duties, Mr. Kry has overall responsibility for KSA's International Division and is a member of the U.S. delegation to the Inter- national Apparel Federation. R OBERT MALPAS is Group Managing Director of British Petroleum (B.P.) Corporation, U.K. Before joining B.P. in 1983,

89 Air. Malpas was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Halcon International, Inc. Earlier he had served as Executive Director of Imperial Chemical Industries. Mr. Malpas holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from King's College, University of Durham, and is the recipient of a number of honors including the Order of Civil Merit awarded by the Spanish Government and the Commander of the British Empire. He is also a member of several Professional associations including The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Fellow of the British Institute of Management, and Fellow of Engineering in the Council of Engineering. RICHARD STEELE recently retired as Executive Vices President of Celanese Fibers International Company. Dr. Steele holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University. Before joining Celanese in 1965, he was the head of the textile research and product development laboratory at Rohm and Hass Company. Dr. Steele has been active in a number of professional groups and was Chairman of the Board of trustees of the Textile Research Institute. He has published over 40 papers and has received a number of honors including the Olney Medal from the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and the Harold DeWitt Smith Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials. L AZARE TEPER is the Director of Special Projects in the Office of the President, International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU). Dr. Teper completed his undergraduate work at the Universite de Paris and received an A.M. and Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. Most of Dr. Teper's professional career has been spent at the ILGWU. He served for a number of years as director-at-large of the National Bureau for Economic Research, has worked on committees of the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Labor Joint Labor Advisory Council, as a member of the committee on national planning of the National Planning Association, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Teper is a member of a number of professional societies and is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association and of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, as well as the author of two books and several professional journal articles. F RA N K X. WERBER is Vic - President of Research and Development at J. P. Stevens & Co., Inc. He earned a B.S. at Queens College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the

9o university of Illinois. Before joining 3. P. Stevens, Dr. Werber worked at B. F. Goodrich and was Vic - President of Research in the Central Research Division of W. R. Grace dc Co. Dr. Werber holds over 25 U.S. patents in the field of plastics and organic chemical research and has been active in the American Textile Manufacturers' Institute, the Textile Research Institute, and the Industrial Research Institute.

THIS REPORT IS ONE IN A SERIES OF STUDIES ADDRESSING U.S. INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS. FOR INFORMATION ON OBTAINING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING STUDIES CONTACT Office of the Foreign Secretary National Academy of Engineering 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20418 STUDIES IN THE CURRENT SERIES The Competitive Status of The Competitive Status of The Competitive Status of The Competitive Status of The Competitive Status of The Competitive Status of EARLIER STUDIES IN THE SERIES the U.S. Auto Industry, 1982 the U.S. Machine Tool Industry, 1983 the U.S. Fibers, Textiles, and Apparel Complex, 1983 the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry, 1983 the U.S. Ferrous Metals Industry, 1983 the U.S. Electronics Industry, 1983 Technology, Trade, and the 1,'.S. Economy, 1978 The Impact of Tax and Financial Regulatory Policies on Industrial Innovation, 1980 Antitrust, Uncertainty, and Technological Innovation, 1980 The International Technology Transfer Process, 1980 The Impact o: Regulation on Industrial Innovation, 1980

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