It is with great sadness that I pass on the attached message announcing the passing of Paul O’Day, the President and Counsel of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) since 1984.

He was a great friend to many in the industry, but more than that he was an inspiration and an example for all who knew him. He had such a breadth of knowledge and experience and was always willing to share it with great humility and encouragement. He will be sorely missed.

The link to Paul’s obituary in the announcement will give those of you who did not know him a good idea of the man and the leader that he was. Read the press release here.


Alasdair Carmichael
Carmichael International
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