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  • 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.…

  • Ahlstrom Announces Key Appointments

    Ahlstrom Corp. has named Jouni Kallio group treasurer. Mr. Kallio joins Ahlstrom from Aventum Fund Management where he served as director, fund manager. Prior to his previous position, Mr. Kallio spent almost 20 years in various treasury positions at…

  • Fibers

    Rayonier Promotes Two Executives

    Rayonier has promoted Paul Boynton to executive vice president, Forest Resources and Real Estate. In this newly created position Mr. Boynton will be responsible for Rayonier’s Forest Resources business which manages nearly 2.5 million acres of timb…

  • Construction

    New Technical Manager At Dienes

    Dienes Werke has named Josef Nelles as technical manager, responsible for CAD, manufacture, process planning and development. Mr. Nelles has a degree in mechanical engineering. He served as a constructing engineer at Ackermann-Fruehauf GmbH, and was…

  • Don & Low Makes Personnel Appointments

    Don & Low has named Duncan Gellatly sales director, nonwovens; Dr. Alan Wightman joins Don & Low as development manager, wovens, and David Avril was named development manager, nonwovens.…

  • Spunlace

    Jacob Holm Taps Knowlson

    Jacob Holm Industries, a leading producer of spunlaced nonwoven roll goods headquartered in Switzerland has named Richard Knowlson as global director of product development. Serving more than 20 years in the nonwovens industry, Knowlson joins Jacob H…

  • Ralph Bruno Joins Propex

    Propex Operating Company, LLC has appointed Ralph Bruno executive vice president of a newly created Performance Technology business unit.Mr. Bruno will be responsible for driving the company’s key initiative of business growth through customer focu…

  • Adhesives Research Hires Chad Peterman

    Adhesives Research, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance pressure-sensitive adhesive, tapes, specialty coatings, films, and laminates has added Chad Peterman as Southeastern sales representative. In this position, Peterman i…

  • Filtration | Meltblown

    John Field Joins Fiber Dynamics

    Fiber Dynamics has named John Field vice president of its Meltblown division. Mr. Field has over 25 years of meltblown industry experience, including indepth knowledge in filtration, facemask, and vacuum bag applications.…

  • Beta LaserMike Names DeBarro European Service Manager

    Beta LaserMike, which supplies class-leading non-contact diameter, length and speed, and material thickness equipment, has named Frank DeBarro as European service manager. Mr. DeBarro will have responsibilities for all base and field repair operation…

  • Needlepunch

    Shipley To Sell in Automotives

    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…

  • Parkinson Promotes Peter Galanis

    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…

  • James Robinson Joins Huhtamaki Films Global

    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…

  • Stoller Named Executive Chairman

    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…

  • Accuweb Gains New Rep

    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…

  • Fischer Expands Role At Elsner

    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…

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

    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…

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

    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…

  • Electronics

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

    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…

  • EDANA has appointed a new Board of Governors

    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…