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  • BASF has appointed a Distribution Manager

    April 12, 2007
    BASF has appointed Nancy Hoblack distribution manager for the functional polymers regional business unit in North America. In her new role, Ms. Hoblack is responsible for managing relationships with all distributors that work with the BASF functional…


  • Performance Fibers, Inc. has named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    April 12, 2007
    Polyester fiber specialist Performance Fibers, Inc. has named Torben Wetche vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Wetche brings more than 23 years of financial experience to Performance Fibers, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. His…


  • Colbond has appointed a Global Director, Research and Development

    April 12, 2007
    Based in Arnhem, The Netherlands, Colbond has appointed Jan Mahy global director, research and development effective this month. Dr. Mahy, who brings with him 18 years of professional experience, was previously employed by Akzo Nobel, a former parent…


  • K-C Names New President of North Atlantic Family Care Biz

    April 12, 2007
    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation has brought Gordon Knapp on board as president of its North Atlantic Family Care business. In this role, Mr. Knapp will be responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities…


  • K-C Names New President of North Atlantic Family Care Biz

    April 12, 2007
    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation has brought Gordon Knapp on board as president of its North Atlantic Family Care business. In this role, Mr. Knapp will be responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities…


  • The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Board of Directors

    March 15, 2007
    Executives from Croda Inc., Stepan Co. and Unilever are the newest members of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) board of directors. During SDA’s 81st annual meeting and industry convention in Boca Raton, FL, the board elected: Kevin Gall…


  • Uwe Gerigk Names New International Sales Manager

    March 15, 2007
    Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. has hired Uwe Gerigk as its new international sales manager and has also announced the opening of its new sales office in Bremen, Germany.   Mr. Gerigk will initially be responsible for Elsner’s direct s…


  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.

    March 15, 2007
    Mark Fisher has been named operations manager for Parkinson Technologies Inc. Mr. Fisher’s role includes overseeing purchasing, materials management, manufacturing, assembly and facility maintenance. With a background in design and engineering,…


  • Several Appointments Have Been Made At Loparex Group

    March 15, 2007
    Several appointments have been made at Loparex Group. In the first, Heikki Kotala has been named development director effective Fenruary 2007. He will be located in Lohja and reports to CEO Pentti Kallio. Mr. Kotala, who will continue as member of Lo…


  • New Member Of The Board Of Directors

    March 15, 2007
    Technical fiber producer Gruppo Tessile Abati has made Ezio Mazzoleni a new member of the board of directors of Abafil/Tecnofilati. According to the company, this appointment is grounded on a strategy aimed at fostering Gruppo Tessile Abati’s k…


  • Global Industry Director At Dow Corning Corporation

    March 15, 2007
    Dow Corning Corporation has named Jean Bailly its global industry director for the company’s Pressure Sensitive and Paper business. Based in Seneffe, Belgium, Mr. Bailly is a veteran of the industry, having served previously as Dow Corning&rsqu…


  • Freudenberg Nonwovens

    March 15, 2007
    Effective March 2007, Stephan Tanda has left Freudenberg Nonwovens to join Royal DSM N.V., where he has been elected to the management board. Effective the same date, George Cartwright, former executive director of BBA Group, will assume the role of…


  • SCA Has Re-Elected Board Members

    March 15, 2007
    SCA, Stockholm, Sweden has re-elected board members Rolf Borjesson, Soren Gyll, Tom Hedelius, Leif Johansson, Anders Nyren, Sverker Martin-Lof, Barbara Thoralfsson and Jan Astrom. In addition, Sverker Martin-Lof has been re-appointed chairman of the…


  • Senior Vice President of Marketing

    March 15, 2007
    Westport, CT-based Playtex Products, Inc. has named Gary Cohen senior vice president, marketing. Mr. Cohen has more than 18 years of classical consumer packaged goods experience and was previously at The Gillette Company, which was acquired by Procte…


  • K-C Elects Chief Information Officer

    March 15, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark has appointed Ramon Baez chief information officer and vice president of information technology services. Mr. Baez will be responsible for leading K-C’s enterprise-wide information systems initiatives to support the company&rsquo…