Polymer Group Inc. has appointed James Schaeffer, its CEO, to the company’s board of directors. The appointment brings the board’s size to eight members. Mr. Schaeffer has been CEO of PGI since March 2003. During this time, the company has made steady improvement in sales and profitability. Prior to becoming CEO, Mr. Schaeffer served as executive vice president of the company and president and COO of its nonwovens division. He has been with PGI and its predecessors for more than 20 years.