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  • M33 Integrated Solutions has hired Kevin Survance to serve as the company’s Chief Information Officer

    March 1, 2009
    M33 Integrated Solutions has hired Kevin Survance to serve as the company’s Chief Information Officer. Kevin is responsible for defining the company’s technology strategy, leading the development of M33’s business software systems, automating b…

  • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has announced the addition of a new member to the company’s commercial team

    March 1, 2009
    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has announced the addition of a new member to the company’s commercial team. Jason Manders has been promoted to product and applications leader for the printing and nonwovens converting machinery segment. Mr.…

  • Elsner Engineering Works has promoted Jay Roth to regional sales manager

    March 1, 2009
    Elsner Engineering Works has promoted Jay Roth to regional sales manager with responsibility for the western and eastern U.S., Canadian territories and its Italian and African sales territories. Mr. Roth replaces Donald Rush, who retired at the end o…

  • Jochen Engelke has been appointed chief executive officer of Winkler+Dünnebier AG

    March 1, 2009
    Effective March 1, Jochen Engelke has been appointed chief executive officer of Winkler+Dünnebier AG. Mr. Engelke studied engineering with a special focus on plant engineering at the University of Dortmund, Germany. He has many years of management e…

  • Several personnel changes have taken place at Nordson Corporation

    March 1, 2009
    Several personnel changes have taken place at Nordson Corporation recently. Topping the list, Andy Dunn, corporate senior vice president of Nordson Corporation’s Advanced Technology Syst­ems segment, has retired. Chairman, CEO and president Edward…

  • PGI is underway with an initiative to strengthen its corporate sustainability program

    March 1, 2009
    PGI is underway with an initiative to strengthen its corporate sustainability program with focused and expanded ef­forts in this area led by the company’s first chief sustainability officer (CSO). John Heironimus, chief marketing officer for the c…

  • Klaus Maitre has retired as vice president of Dilo, Inc

    March 1, 2009
    Klaus Maitre has retired as vice president of Dilo, Inc. For more than 25 years he provided excellent work and service to the company’s North American customers. Mr. Maitre was deeply involved in administration and management from the beginning of…

  • EDANA has named Abby Bailey its new marketing and communications director

    January 1, 2009
    EDANA has named Abby Bailey its new marketing and communications director, effective November 2008. In this newly expanded role combining both the marketing and communications needs of the association and its member companies, Ms. Bailey is responsib…

  • Shawn Hickey has joined Daikin’s Uni­dyne sales team

    January 1, 2009
    Shawn Hickey has joined Daikin’s Uni­dyne sales team as a technical sales representative responsible for the day-to-day sales activities of Unidyne products. The Unidyne products are a family of fluorochemicals designed to impart superior water, o…

  • Cognex Corporation has named Tom Nash president of the Surface Inspection Systems division

    January 1, 2009
    Cognex Corporation has named Tom Nash president of the Surface Inspection Systems division. Mr. Nash reports to Robert Shillman, chairman and CEO of Cognex. Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems division specializes in developing turnkey vision syste…

  • NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Danut Dragoi senior scientist

    January 1, 2009
    NDC Infrared Engineering, a supplier of on-line measurement and control systems, has appointed Danut Dragoi senior scientist. Dr. Dragoi will help lead the effort in the area of sensors with a focus on new technologies for improving precision and acc…

  • Wellington Custom Fabrics has appointed Stacey Richmond general manager

    January 1, 2009
    Wellington Custom Fabrics, a converter/distributor of apparel accessories in­cluding embroidery backings, has appointed Stacey Richmond general manager effective last month. Last year the company was acquired by Boyd Technologies, a South Lee, MA-ba…

  • Since January 2008, Fibertex has been operating under new management

    January 1, 2009
    Since January 2008, Fibertex has been operating under new management with two top executives being responsible for their business areas. More recently, the Aalborg, Denmark-based nonwovens producer has named these two executives—Mikael Axelsen and…

  • John Morton III to Board of Directors

    July 26, 2007
    St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. has named John Morton III to its board of directors. Mr. Morton has more than three decades of leadership in the banking and investment services industry, most recently as president of Premier Ban…

  • Technical Services Manager

    July 26, 2007
    Lamination and coating specialist Duracote Corporation, Ravenna, OH, welcomes Richard Olechnowicz as technical services manager. With more than two decades of managing testing laboratories as well as developing and implementing quality systems, Mr.…

  • Director of Sales and Marketing at Parkinson Technologies

    July 26, 2007
    Stephen Montalto has as­sumed the role of director of sales and marketing at Par­kinson Technologies. Mr. Mon­talto comes to Parkinson from Process Control Corporation, where he was vice president of sales. Prior to Process Control, he he…

  • Andy Riley has joined Dilo, Inc.

    July 26, 2007
    Andy Riley, formerly of American Trtzschler, has joined Dilo, Inc. as area sales manager effective June 1, 2007. Dilo, Inc. is based in Charlotte, NC and is part of German machinery specialist Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik KG.…

  • Technical Director of Fleissner GmbH

    July 26, 2007
    Dieter Zenker has assumed the position of technical director of Fleissner GmbH effective June 1, 2007. In his new function, Dr. Zenker will be responsible for both the engineering and production divisions and for product development. For these tasks,…

  • CEO of Invista

    July 26, 2007
    Jeff Gentry has been named CEO of Invista, a supplier of integrated fibers and polymers, which is a privately owned but independently managed subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Mr. Gentry assumes this position in addition to his current role with In…

  • Director of New Business Development Operation

    July 26, 2007
    BASF has appointed Matthias Maase director for its new business development operation in the company's North American Intermediates Re­gional Business Unit based in Flor­ham Park, NJ. He replaces Frank Stein who is returning to BASF's Ludwigs…

  • New Technical Marketing Manager for DAK Americas

    July 26, 2007
    Karen Pridmore is the new technical marketing manager for DAK Americas, Charlotte, NC. Ms. Pridmore holds a total of 30 years in the polyester and bicomponent fibers business (textile/apparel, carpet and nonwovens), from fiber development and R&D to…

  • Degussa Names Head Of Business Unit

    July 26, 2007
    Effective June 1, Ron Birnbaum was appointed head of the Americas region for Degussas High Performance Polymers business unit, responsible for business in North and South America. The region is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ. Mr. Birnbaum brings…

  • INDA News

    May 23, 2007
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, has named Steve Ogle its new technical director. A long-time veteran of the nonwovens and technical textiles industry, Mr. Ogle replaces Cos Camelio, who is retiring in June after six year…

  • Managing Director of Fleissner GmbH, Has Left the Company

    May 23, 2007
    Dr. Heller, managing director of Fleis­sner GmbH, has left the company at his own request effective March 2007. Company executives report that although they regret his decision, they respect his wish to return to his home in Northern Germany for…

  • Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, Has Re-Elected

    May 23, 2007
    Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, has re-elected David D’Antoni, Diane McGarry and Steven Percy to serve as directors of the company. All will serve three-year terms expiring at the 2010 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. D’Antoni ret…

  • Tredegar Film Products

    May 23, 2007
    Tredegar Film Products (TFP), Richmond, VA, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, has named Stefano Lupi general manager of its personal care business unit. As general manager, he will be responsible for TFP’s global personal care business prod…

  • CEO of Formed Fiber Technologies Retired

    May 23, 2007
    David MacMahon, long-time president and CEO of Formed Fiber Tech­nologies, Auburn, ME, retired last month. Mr. MacMahon will become vice chairman of the FFT board of directors, focusing on strategic issues. Mark Bennett will succeed Mr. MacM…

  • President of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas

    May 23, 2007
    Fiberweb has named Dave Rousse to serve as president of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas unit. Mr. Rousse joined Fiberweb in late 2005 as president of Hygiene/Medical Americas. Derek Anderson, formerly president, Fiberweb Industrial Americas,…

  • Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors

    May 23, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective last month. Ms. Hagen brings more than 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internation…

  • PGI Names New CEO

    May 23, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in new roles that report to chief marketing off…

  • People in the News

    May 17, 2007
    K-C Creates New Marketing OrganizationrnrnrnKimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in…

  • President of Boyd Converting Company

    April 12, 2007
    Stephen Boyd has taken over the position of president of Boyd Converting Company.  Mr. Boyd joined Boyd Converting as sales manager, specialty papers in 1999 and was promoted to vice president of sales in 2004. Bronly Boyd founded Boyd Convertin…

  • Branson Ultrasonics Corporation

    April 12, 2007
    Branson Ultrasonics Corporation recently announced the appointment of Ed Boone as president. In his new role, Mr. Boone will have responsibility for overseeing the worldwide operations of Branson Ultra­sonics Corporation, a manufacturer of plasti…

  • Global Sales Manager

    April 12, 2007
    Jeffrey Kane has been named global sales manager for pneumatic trim and scrap waste conveying system manufacturer Precision AirConvey Corporation. Former­ly vice president for a national industrial supply company where he was named account manage…

  • Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.

    April 12, 2007
    Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. has named Uwe Peregi new general manager following the relocation of Thomas Herrmann, who will take over as CEO sales and finances at Herrmann Ultrasonics in Germany. “My father, Walter Herrmann, founder of our family…

  • New Vice President of Performance Coatings (Noveon, Inc.)

    April 12, 2007
    Noveon, Inc. recently named Eric Schnur its new vice president, performance coatings. In his new role, Mr. Schnur will be responsible for leading business and growth activities related to the global performance coatings organization, including sales…

  • BASF has appointed a Distribution Manager

    April 12, 2007
    BASF has appointed Nancy Hoblack distribution manager for the functional polymers regional business unit in North America. In her new role, Ms. Hoblack is responsible for managing relationships with all distributors that work with the BASF functional…

  • Performance Fibers, Inc. has named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    April 12, 2007
    Polyester fiber specialist Performance Fibers, Inc. has named Torben Wetche vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Wetche brings more than 23 years of financial experience to Performance Fibers, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. His…

  • Colbond has appointed a Global Director, Research and Development

    April 12, 2007
    Based in Arnhem, The Netherlands, Colbond has appointed Jan Mahy global director, research and development effective this month. Dr. Mahy, who brings with him 18 years of professional experience, was previously employed by Akzo Nobel, a former parent…

  • K-C Names New President of North Atlantic Family Care Biz

    April 12, 2007
    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation has brought Gordon Knapp on board as president of its North Atlantic Family Care business. In this role, Mr. Knapp will be responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities…

  • K-C Names New President of North Atlantic Family Care Biz

    April 12, 2007
    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation has brought Gordon Knapp on board as president of its North Atlantic Family Care business. In this role, Mr. Knapp will be responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities…

  • The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Board of Directors

    March 15, 2007
    Executives from Croda Inc., Stepan Co. and Unilever are the newest members of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) board of directors. During SDA’s 81st annual meeting and industry convention in Boca Raton, FL, the board elected: Kevin Gall…

  • Uwe Gerigk Names New International Sales Manager

    March 15, 2007
    Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. has hired Uwe Gerigk as its new international sales manager and has also announced the opening of its new sales office in Bremen, Germany.   Mr. Gerigk will initially be responsible for Elsner’s direct s…

  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.

    March 15, 2007
    Mark Fisher has been named operations manager for Parkinson Technologies Inc. Mr. Fisher’s role includes overseeing purchasing, materials management, manufacturing, assembly and facility maintenance. With a background in design and engineering,…

  • Several Appointments Have Been Made At Loparex Group

    March 15, 2007
    Several appointments have been made at Loparex Group. In the first, Heikki Kotala has been named development director effective Fenruary 2007. He will be located in Lohja and reports to CEO Pentti Kallio. Mr. Kotala, who will continue as member of Lo…

  • New Member Of The Board Of Directors

    March 15, 2007
    Technical fiber producer Gruppo Tessile Abati has made Ezio Mazzoleni a new member of the board of directors of Abafil/Tecnofilati. According to the company, this appointment is grounded on a strategy aimed at fostering Gruppo Tessile Abati’s k…

  • Global Industry Director At Dow Corning Corporation

    March 15, 2007
    Dow Corning Corporation has named Jean Bailly its global industry director for the company’s Pressure Sensitive and Paper business. Based in Seneffe, Belgium, Mr. Bailly is a veteran of the industry, having served previously as Dow Corning&rsqu…

  • Freudenberg Nonwovens

    March 15, 2007
    Effective March 2007, Stephan Tanda has left Freudenberg Nonwovens to join Royal DSM N.V., where he has been elected to the management board. Effective the same date, George Cartwright, former executive director of BBA Group, will assume the role of…

  • SCA Has Re-Elected Board Members

    March 15, 2007
    SCA, Stockholm, Sweden has re-elected board members Rolf Borjesson, Soren Gyll, Tom Hedelius, Leif Johansson, Anders Nyren, Sverker Martin-Lof, Barbara Thoralfsson and Jan Astrom. In addition, Sverker Martin-Lof has been re-appointed chairman of the…

  • Senior Vice President of Marketing

    March 15, 2007
    Westport, CT-based Playtex Products, Inc. has named Gary Cohen senior vice president, marketing. Mr. Cohen has more than 18 years of classical consumer packaged goods experience and was previously at The Gillette Company, which was acquired by Procte…