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  • James Robinson Joins Huhtamaki Films Global

    October 1, 2009
    Huhtamaki Films Global has appointed James Robinson to the position of senior business development manager. Mr. Robinson previously served as business development & technical director for Mondi. He will take the lead to expand and develop the Films G…


  • Parkinson Promotes Peter Galanis

    October 1, 2009
    Parkinson Technologies Inc. has promoted Peter Galanis to the position of operations manager. Mr. Galanis, who joined the company in December 2006, had previously served as the company’s quality/environmental, health and safety manager. In his new…


  • Shipley To Sell in Automotives

    October 1, 2009
    Gale Shipley has joined Texel as automotive sales representative within the company’s industrial platform. Ms. Shipley began her career in 1981. Her experience includes seven years of service with Polymer Group, where she served as a product develo…


  • Fischer Expands Role At Elsner

    September 1, 2009
    Elsner Engineering Works has named Larry Fischer sales manager for the Americas. Mr. Fischer was formerly regional sales manager for Elsner. In his new capacity, he will have sales responsibility for the northeastern and mid-western U.S. as well as M…


  • Accuweb Gains New Rep

    September 1, 2009
    John Pritchard has rejoined AccuWeb as the Mid Atlantic territory representative, covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia. Pritchard previously worked for AccuWeb as a territory manager. He has over 30 years of experi…


  • Stoller Named Executive Chairman

    September 1, 2009
    Rieter Holding Ltd. has elected its chairman Erwin Stoller as executive chairman. The heads of both operating divisions of Rieter, Textile Systems and Automotive Systems, and the head of the Corporate Center will report directly to Mr. Stoller. This…


  • TAPPI has appointed Simona Mar­cellus director of marketing

    August 1, 2009
    TAPPI has appointed Simona Mar­cellus director of marketing. Ms. Marcellus will direct the development of an integrated marketing strategy for TAPPI products, creating unified outreach programs for membership, events and publications. She will also…


  • EDANA has appointed a new Board of Governors

    August 1, 2009
    EDANA, the association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has appointed a new Board of Governors. Incoming chairman Kenneth Stras­sner of Kimberly Clark will take over from Gerd Ries of Johnson & Johnson, who has accepted the position of…


  • Michael Burke has been named a senior vice president and CFO of Albany International

    August 1, 2009
    Michael Burke has been named a senior vice president and CFO of Albany International. He succeeds Michael Nahl, executive vice president and CFO, who is retiring after a 27-year career with the company. Previously Mr. Burke served as executive vice p…


  • Ahlstrom Corporation has made an important change to its executive team

    August 1, 2009
    Ahlstrom Corporation has made an important change to its executive team. Senior vice president Paul Marold, who is responsible for Ahlstrom’s Advanced Nonwovens business area, has elected to resign from Ahlstrom’s service in order to pursue other…


  • Procter & Gamble has made two key changes in its executive lineup

    August 1, 2009
    Procter & Gamble has made two key changes in its executive lineup. In the first, Charlotte Otto, global external relations officer, will retire effective February 15, 2010, after 33 years of service and 13 years as head of external relations. She wil…


  • Industrial Textile Associates has formed a partnership/alliance between ITA and Subhash Batra

    July 1, 2009
    Industrial Textile Associates (ITA) has formed a partnership/alliance between ITA and Subhash Batra (of SKBA), a consultant and professor emeritus of North Carolina State University. Bill Smith, ITA’s principal and founder, said he is delighted to…


  • Bostik Inc. has selected Nelson Schmidt, Inc. as its marketing agency

    July 1, 2009
    Bostik Inc. has selected Nelson Schmidt, Inc. as its marketing agency after a competitive review. Nelson Schmidt will provide branding, advertising, public relations, direct mail, research and tradeshow support for Bostik’s Non-woven, Tape & Label…


  • Trevira GmbH has announced that Hemant Sharma ceased to be managing director

    July 1, 2009
    Trevira GmbH has announced that Hemant Sharma ceased to be managing director effective in May. Hemant Sharma had taken up this position in September 2004. Trevira GmbH will now be headed by Elke Bäuerle as sole managing director. who joined Trevira…


  • RKW SE has relieved Werner Feistkorn of his position as chairman and CEO of the executive management board

    July 1, 2009
    RKW SE has relieved Werner Feistkorn of his position as chairman and CEO of the executive management board of the company with immediate effect. Roland Roth, who has been a member of the executive management board of RKW for many years, takes over th…