Charles Little has been named group manager of Louis P. Batson company. He will oversee the sales and marketing efforts of Batson’s capital equipment. Mr. Little has served in senior management positions at Mount Vernon Mills, Cotton Manufacturing, Inc. and Cannon Mills, Inc. His experience spans from product development and manufacturing to marketing and sales for products intended for such diverse industries as automotives, furniture, transportation, paint application and hospitality. Additionally, Bruce Kalley has been hired as service and spare parts manager. He will oversee service and spare part sales for OEM’s.