Celia Suratt Powell, Textile Technologist Contractor Battelle, US Army Natick Soldier Research Development & Engineering Center
Celia Suratt Powell joined Battelle in October, 2009, after working as a consultant in the area of textile flammability since 2002.
current position is supporting the US Army Natick Soldier R, D & E Center, Warrior Equipment & Systems Division
, with responsibility for Flame Resistant Clothing.
She has worked extensively in industry, in technical support and marketing for chemical companies providing dyes and finishing chemicals, including flame retardants, to textile mills producing fabrics for a variety of end uses, including industrial, military and fashion apparel, automotive interiors, home and commercial furnishings, etc.
Her marketing responsibilities included end-user education for safety professionals in the area of FR clothing, as well as participation is ASTM committees related to FR standards development.
She has also managed development, production and regulatory compliance for companies producing flame resistant children's sleepwear.
Ms. Powell has a BS in Textile Chemistry from Clemson University and an MBA from the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Celia Suratt Powell
Textile Technologist Contractor Battelle
US Army Natick Soldier Research Development & Engineering Center