Bruce Olson has been appointed chair of the board of management of Freudenberg Nonwovens, effective June 1, 2007. Mr. Olson moved to Freudenberg from Rockwood Specialties Group, where he held the position of senior vice president. Prior to joining Rockwood, he held management board positions with two subgroup companies at Bayer AG. He also has many years of experience in various senior management positions at Air Products and Chemicals. George Cartwright, who was been interim chairman of the management board of Freudenberg Nonwovens since February 2007 stepped down from the management board effective July 31, 2007. As of August 1, 2007 the management board of Freudenberg Nonwovens consists of Bruce Olson, René Wollert and Georg Brasch.