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  • Since January 2008, Fibertex has been operating under new management

    January 1, 2009
    Since January 2008, Fibertex has been operating under new management with two top executives being responsible for their business areas. More recently, the Aalborg, Denmark-based nonwovens producer has named these two executives—Mikael Axelsen and…


  • John Morton III to Board of Directors

    July 26, 2007
    St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller Com­panies, Inc. has named John Morton III to its board of directors. Mr. Morton has more than three decades of leadership in the banking and investment services industry, most recently as president of Premier Ban…


  • Technical Services Manager

    July 26, 2007
    Lamination and coating specialist Dura­cote Corporation, Ravenna, OH, welcomes Richard Olechnowicz as technical services manager. With more than two decades of managing testing laboratories as well as developing and implementing quality systems, Mr.…


  • Director of Sales and Marketing at Parkinson Technologies

    July 26, 2007
    Stephen Montalto has as­sumed the role of director of sales and marketing at Par­kinson Technologies. Mr. Mon­talto comes to Parkinson from Process Control Corporation, where he was vice president of sales. Prior to Process Control, he he…


  • Andy Riley has joined Dilo, Inc.

    July 26, 2007
    Andy Riley, formerly of Amer­ican Trützschler, has joined Dilo, Inc. as area sales manager effective June 1, 2007. Dilo, Inc. is based in Charlotte, NC and is part of German machinery specialist Oskar Dilo Maschinen­fabrik KG.…


  • Technical Director of Fleissner GmbH

    July 26, 2007
    Dieter Zenker has assumed the position of technical director of Fleissner GmbH effective June 1, 2007. In his new function, Dr. Zenker will be responsible for both the engineering and production divisions and for product development. For these tasks,…


  • CEO of Invista

    July 26, 2007
    Jeff Gentry has been named CEO of Invista, a supplier of integrated fibers and polymers, which is a privately owned but independently managed subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Mr. Gentry assumes this position in addition to his current role with In…


  • Director of New Business Development Operation

    July 26, 2007
    BASF has appointed Matthias Maase director for its new business development operation in the company's North American Intermediates Re­gional Business Unit based in Flor­ham Park, NJ. He replaces Frank Stein who is returning to BASF's Ludwigs…


  • New Technical Marketing Manager for DAK Americas

    July 26, 2007
    Karen Pridmore is the new technical marketing manager for DAK Americas, Charlotte, NC. Ms. Pridmore holds a total of 30 years in the polyester and bicomponent fibers business (textile/apparel, carpet and nonwovens), from fiber development and R&D to…


  • Degussa Names Head Of Business Unit

    July 26, 2007
    Effective June 1, Ron Birnbaum was ap­pointed head of the Americas region for Degussa’s High Performance Polymers business unit, responsible for business in North and South America. The region is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ. “Mr. Birnbaum brings…


  • INDA News

    May 23, 2007
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, has named Steve Ogle its new technical director. A long-time veteran of the nonwovens and technical textiles industry, Mr. Ogle replaces Cos Camelio, who is retiring in June after six year…


  • Managing Director of Fleissner GmbH, Has Left the Company

    May 23, 2007
    Dr. Heller, managing director of Fleis­sner GmbH, has left the company at his own request effective March 2007. Company executives report that although they regret his decision, they respect his wish to return to his home in Northern Germany for…


  • Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, Has Re-Elected

    May 23, 2007
    Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, has re-elected David D’Antoni, Diane McGarry and Steven Percy to serve as directors of the company. All will serve three-year terms expiring at the 2010 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. D’Antoni ret…


  • Tredegar Film Products

    May 23, 2007
    Tredegar Film Products (TFP), Richmond, VA, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, has named Stefano Lupi general manager of its personal care business unit. As general manager, he will be responsible for TFP’s global personal care business prod…


  • CEO of Formed Fiber Technologies Retired

    May 23, 2007
    David MacMahon, long-time president and CEO of Formed Fiber Tech­nologies, Auburn, ME, retired last month. Mr. MacMahon will become vice chairman of the FFT board of directors, focusing on strategic issues. Mark Bennett will succeed Mr. MacM…