Andy is the Chairman and CEO of Parkdale Mills, Inc. Since 1916, Parkdale has strived to be the premier yarn spinner in the world. The company's vision for the future revolves around a perpetually changing supply chain that demands faster response, superior service, and enhanced speed to market.
The Parkdale family of companies also includes US Cotton, a leading health and beauty aide cotton products company, as well as Parkdale Advanced Materials which makes bio-degradable polymers.
Andy holds a business degree from The Citadel. He also is a graduate of the Harvard Business School's Management Development Program and the National Cotton Council's Leadership Program. Andy serves on several boards including the National Council of Textile Organizations, National Cotton Council, and Schweitzer-Mauduit. Andy has been inducted into the Citadel Business School Hall of Fame. He has won numerous awards including the Cotton, Inc. 2002 Achievement Award; Honorary Doctor of Business – The Citadel; and Man of the Year – US Textiles 2002.
Andy is committed to rebuilding US manufacturing and fighting trade cheating. He resides in North Carolina with his wife Pamela where they raised 2 children. He enjoys skiing, mountain climbing, hunting and deep sea fishing.