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  • New Sales Director at Suominen

    Suominen Nonwovens appointed Juha Jokinen its new sales director, effective February 2010.Mr. Jokinen will be responsible for managing and developing Suominen Nonwovens’ sales and marketing functions. He will be a member of Suominen Nonwovens manag…
    03.01.10

  • Bill Wojcik JoinsParkinson Technologies

    Parkinson Technologies Inc. has named Bill Wojcik regional sales manager. Mr. Wojcik will focus on serving the company’s customer base within the converting and nonwovens industries.Mr. Wojcik will be based in Peachtree City, GA and will service c…
    03.01.10

  • AccuWeb Names Mid Atlantic Territory Rep

    AccuWeb has named John Pritchard as the Mid Atlantic territory representative, covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and Virginia. Mr. Pritchard previously worked for AccuWeb as a territory manager and has over 30 year…
    03.01.10

  • New Board Manager at Propex Operating Company

    Propex Operating Company has appointed Eugene Martineau to its board of managers. Mr. Martineau is currently founder of Martineau & Associates Consulting. He has over 40 years of experience in the ready-mixed concrete and related industries. He is th…
    03.01.10

  • Fornoni Named Pantex CEO

    James Cree has resigned as CEO of Italian hygiene supplier Pantex to return to the U.S., his home country. Mr. Cree will be replaced by Gianluigi Fornoni, a member of the Pantex board, who as COO has been assisting and advising Mr. Cree for over one…
    02.01.10

  • P&G Makes Organizational Changes

    Procter & Gamble has named Linda Clement-Holmes, senior vice president—global diversity and global business services, effective February 1, 2010.Ms. Clement-Holmes, a 27-year P&G veteran, will maintain her existing global business services responsi…
    02.01.10

  • Ahlstrom Makes Senior Vice President Appointment

    William Casey has been named senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens in Ahlstrom’s corporate executive team. His appointment is effective February 8, 2010. He will be based in Windsor Locks, CT.Mr. Casey’s latest position was as COO at Shawmut…
    02.01.10

  • Pombier Joins Nordson

    Nordson Corporation announced the appointment of Anne Pombier as director of corporate development.Ms. Pombier will be responsible for the identification, evaluation, analysis and completion of merger, acquisition and divestiture opportunities for No…
    02.01.10

  • Sohi To Join Freudenberg Board

    Mohsen Sohi will join the management board of Freudenberg on May 1, 2010. On July 1, 2010 he will take over from Jorg Sost, who will be retiring toward the middle of the year. Dr. Sohi will be responsible for the global sealing business.Dr. Sohi, wh…
    02.01.10

  • TAL Names Development Exec

    Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) has named James Docherty as product development executive at its UK-based manufacturing facility. Mr. Docherty will be involved in the testing and expansion of the current portfolio of SAF (Super Absorbent Fibre) produc…
    02.01.10

  • Cognex Promotes Willett

    Cognex Corp. has promoted Robert Willett to president and COO. Mr. Willett will assume these responsibilities in addition to his current role as president for the Modular Vision Systems, which is the largest operating division of Cognex. As presiden…
    02.01.10

  • Suominen Nonwovens Names Sales Director

    Suominen Nonwovens has named Juha Jokinen sales director. Mr. Jokinen will be responsible for managing and developing Suominen Nonwovens’ sales and marketing functions. He will be a member of Suominen Nonwovens’ management team and report to Paul…
    02.01.10

  • SCA Packaging Names President For EU Ops

    SCA has named Michael Cronin president of its European Packaging operations.Mr. Cronin has more than 30 years of experience with Alcan Packaging/Rio Tinto where he held various senior positions of increasing responsibility dealing with complex and mu…
    02.01.10

  • Tapemark Promotes Steve Rau

    Steve Rau has been promoted to vice president, technical operations at Tapemark. He had served as the director of engineering since 2006, and had assumed additional responsibilities for managing Tapemark Operations in July 2009. In his new role, he i…
    02.01.10

  • Wipes

    Tufco Technologies Taps Robinson

    Tufco Technologies appointed James Robinson vice president, business development of its Green Bay, WI Contract Manufacturing division.Mr. Robinson has over 15 years of experience in the global consumer products industry, with a specialization in hygi…
    02.01.10

  • Nancy Taylor Appointed as Successor

    Tredegar Corporation announced that John Gottwald is retiring as Tredegar’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Gottwald joined Tredegar in 1989 and served as president and CEO from 1989 to 2001 and from 2006 to the present. He will continue…
    01.01.10

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Norman Named PGI CFO

    Polymer Group, Inc. announced that Dennis Norman has been appointed chief financial officer of the company. Mr. Nor­man previously served as vice president, strategy and corporate development.Mr. Norman has been a key leader with PGI over the last 1…
    01.01.10

  • Airlaid

    New CCO at Danish Airlaid Technology

    Anders Uttersäv has joined Danish Airlaid Technology A/S as CCO. Mr. Uttersäv was previously associated with Rexcell.…
    01.01.10

  • New OEM/Sales Manager at Advanced Blending Solutions

    Ron Beaudoin has been named systems/OEM sales manager at Advanced Blending Solutions. Mr. Beaudoin will support ABS customers in the eastern and western parts of the U.S. and throughout Canada. Mr. Beaudoin has more than 20 years of sales and marketi…
    01.01.10

  • Avgol’s CEO resigns

    Nir Peleg has resigned as Avgol’s CEO. Achai Bonneh, vice president of technology is interim CEO. When a new CEO is named, Mr. Bonneh will serve as deputy chairman R&D and technology.…
    01.01.10