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 interim chairman of the management board of Freudenberg Nonwovens until a permanent successor has been identified. The management board of Freudenberg Nonwovens now consists of George Cartwright, René Wollert and Georg Brasch.
In another personnel change at Freudenberg, Walter Schwarz, president and CEO of Freudenberg Nonwovens North America, has also decided to leave Freudenberg after many years of successful service, effective March 2007. Mr. Schwarz’ responsibilities will be absorbed by Bill Casey in addition to his current responsibilities as global general manager Tuft Division.