Our Purpose

About the NAUMD



The NAUMD was founded in 1932. This association is a community for the uniform and image apparel industry. It is composed of manufacturers, distributors and associated companies that have a common bond in the future our industry.

We exist to enable our members to create opportunities for a better future.  We do this by connecting ideas and people in ways that provoke conversations and inspire innovation.  The NAUMD is about building a community where strategic relationships are formed, problems are solved and meaningful information empowers a better future.


NAUMD seeks to be your best source of information about the uniform industry.


The North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) is a trade association representing the interests of all parties in the uniform and image apparel industry.  We are committed to growing the uniform and image apparel markets.  We will serve our members by:

  • Promoting the need for and recognition of uniforms and image apparel to the private sector, private agencies and the general public
  • Providing educational opportunities and other value added services for our members so they are better equipped to service their customers and grow their business
  • Acting as a forum to promote the exchange of ideas and information among our members
  • Acting as an advocate for all members and securing and protecting the interests of all in the industries we serve in accordance with our Code of Conduct.

NAUMD Past Presidents/Chairs - 1933-2013

We honor those whose efforts allowed us to build, grow and provide programs, services and benefits for all our members from the beginnings of NAUMD.

Louis A. Hirsch, Hirsch, Weintraub& Co. – 1933-35
Irving L. Wilson, Jacob Reeds’ Sons – 1935-37
C.E. Williams, The Lilly Company – 1937-39
Harold W. Schwab, H.W. & I Schwab – 1939-41
Warren Heldman, Fechheimer Bros - 1950-52
Jim Weintraub, Weintraub Brothers – 1952-54
Leo First, Davis Clothes – 1954-56
Raymond Legon, S. Appel Uniforms – 1956-1958
Horace Small, Horace Small – 1965-69
Robert Heldman-1970-’71- Fechheimer Bros.
Donald S. Lavigne Lavigne Co – 72-73.
Jerome Pumpian-’73-‘74 – Howard Uniform Co.
Irvin “Jimmy” Small-’75-’77- Horace Small Mfg.
Ira Legon-’78-’79 Appel Uniforms (now known as Superior Uniform Group)
Michael Wolfe-’80 -’83 – United Uniform of Buffalo
Fred Fruhauf-’84-’85- Fruhauf Uniform Co.
George Heldman-’86- ’87- Fechheimer Bros.
Richard Small-’88-’89- Horace Small Mfg.
Jerry Spiewak-’90-’91- I. Spiewak and Sons
Len Schlosberg-’92-’93- Katzin’s Uniforms
Al Alterman-’94-’95- Somes Uniforms
David Shulevitz-’96-’97- Garment Corp. of America
Ken Werner-’98-’99- Werner Works
Joe Chiusolo-’00-’01 – Turnout Fire and Safety
Michael Spiewak-’02-’03- I. Spiewak and Sons
Michael Broome-’04-’05- Samuel Broome Uniform Accessories
Ron Pate-’06-‘08  Unison Marketing Group
Roger Heldman ’08 – ‘10– Blumenthal Uniforms Company
Steve Zalkin ’10-'12 – Alamar Uniform Company
Steve Robinson '12-'14 – Liberty Uniform Mfg Co., Inc.
Jim Tewmey '14-'16 – VF Imagewear, Inc.

Brian Garry  '17-'18 - Cintas

Phil Newman Current - Cobmex