The Textile Institute, based in the U.K., unanimously chose Andreas Weber to be its new president at its annual general meeting. He is the senior vice president for sales, marketing and parts, as well as a member of the executive board, at SwissTex Winterthur AG. In addition, the Textile Institute elected John R. Wilson to be the chairman of its council. He is deputy chairman of UKFT. This year the Textile Institute celebrates its 100th anniversary.