Former IFAI (now ATA) Chairman Kevin Yonce passed away on April 29, 2023. He had been active in the specialty fabrics industry since 1988. He worked with his family at TCT&A and was named CEO of the company in 1995. Then, in 2018, he and two other individuals began Shade Solutions.
Yonce was very active in his community and our industry, having previously served on the Board of Directors of the Mid America Canvas Products Association (now known as the Midwest Fabric Products Association), the Technical Fabrics Association Management Group, as chair of the Truck Cover and Tarp Association, as well as the Makers Division. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (now ATA) from 2003–2015, and most notably as chairman of the board from 2011-2013.
Yonce held multiple certifications including the Master Fabric Craftsman, Certified Project Planner and Industrial Fabrics Manager. He served his community with the same passion and was actively involved in the Rotary Club, United Way, Illini Rebounders and more.