Mary Ankeny is the Vice President, Product Development & Implementation Operations for Cotton Incorporated. In this role, Ankeny focuses on new, innovative, and sustainable technologies in dyeing and finishing. Prior to this, she was Senior Director of Textile Chemistry Research, and Director of Dyeing Research, where she focused on preparation, dyeing, printing and sustainable wet processing technology.
Ankeny joined Cotton Incorporated in 1995. Prior to that, she was employed with Amoco Fabrics and Fibers as a Research Engineer in the Nonwovens Group. Ankeny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Engineering from Philadelphia University and a Master of Science in Textile Technology from the Institute of Textile Technology. Ankeny has been a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) for 19 years, and currently serves as Secretary for RA 80 Printing Technology; Member RA34 Preparation Test Methods; and as a board member for the AATCC Foundation Student Research Grant Support Program.