WASHINGTON, D.C.-The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) announces the retirement of president and CEO Augustine “Auggie” D. Tantillo. Tantillo says he plans to retire later this year.
Tantillo’s 38-year career included frequent navigation of national policy matters, including direct representation of the U.S. textile sector in Washington, D.C. In 2018, Tantillo appeared before Congress addressing issues like the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and tariffs on China, and their impact on the textile industry.
“Due to his vast institutional knowledge and skill in navigating policy matters in Washington, Auggie will certainly be missed,” states Marty Moran, NCTO Chairman. “On behalf of our entire membership, I want to express our gratitude to Auggie for his dedicated and important service to our industry.”
Tantillo’s time in D.C. dates back to 1981. Before joining NCTO, he served as executive director of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition; a trade association focused on furthering the interests of U.S. textile manufacturing. Other key positions include Deputy assistant secretary for Textiles & Apparel at the U.S. Department of Commerce under President George H. W. Bush and Chief of Staff to U. S. Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.
The NCTO says it plans to announce Tantillo’s replacement in the coming weeks.
For more information, visit www.ncto.org.