Foss Manufacturing, Hampton, NH, has appointed Konstantin Goranov as its director of fiber research. Dr. Goranov’s responsibilities will include directing the company’s research and development initiatives within Foss's fiber Unit and throughout the company. Dr. Goranov has extensive management, operations and technical experience, most recently as a management consultant for Alloy Polymers, Piedmont Chemical Industry and Ancos Inc., all service providers for engineered thermoplastics.
His responsibilities included providing strategic recommendations and technical expertise for expansion of new products and services. Prior to that, Dr. Goranov was the fiber project manager of new product development with Honeywell International where he successfully developed new technology for their carper fiber business.