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  • Apparel

    Wellington Custom Fabrics has appointed Stacey Richmond general manager

    Wellington Custom Fabrics, a converter/distributor of apparel accessories in­cluding embroidery backings, has appointed Stacey Richmond general manager effective last month. Last year the company was acquired by Boyd Technologies, a South Lee, MA-ba…

  • NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Danut Dragoi senior scientist

    NDC Infrared Engineering, a supplier of on-line measurement and control systems, has appointed Danut Dragoi senior scientist. Dr. Dragoi will help lead the effort in the area of sensors with a focus on new technologies for improving precision and acc…

  • Electronics

    Cognex Corporation has named Tom Nash president of the Surface Inspection Systems division

    Cognex Corporation has named Tom Nash president of the Surface Inspection Systems division. Mr. Nash reports to Robert Shillman, chairman and CEO of Cognex. Cognex’s Surface Inspection Systems division specializes in developing turnkey vision syste…

  • Shawn Hickey has joined Daikin’s Uni­dyne sales team

    Shawn Hickey has joined Daikin’s Uni­dyne sales team as a technical sales representative responsible for the day-to-day sales activities of Unidyne products. The Unidyne products are a family of fluorochemicals designed to impart superior water, o…

  • EDANA has named Abby Bailey its new marketing and communications director

    EDANA has named Abby Bailey its new marketing and communications director, effective November 2008. In this newly expanded role combining both the marketing and communications needs of the association and its member companies, Ms. Bailey is responsib…

  • Degussa Names Head Of Business Unit

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

  • Apparel | Fibers

    New Technical Marketing Manager for DAK Americas

    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…

  • Director of New Business Development Operation

    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…

  • Fibers

    CEO of Invista

    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…

  • Technical Director of Fleissner GmbH

    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,…

  • Andy Riley has joined Dilo, Inc.

    Andy Riley, formerly of American Trtzschler, 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.…

  • Director of Sales and Marketing at Parkinson Technologies

    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…

  • Technical Services Manager

    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.…

  • John Morton III to Board of Directors

    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…

  • PGI Names New CEO

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in new roles that report to chief marketing off…

  • Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors

    Polymer Group, Inc. named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective last month. Ms. Hagen brings more than 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internation…

  • Wipes

    President of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas

    Fiberweb has named Dave Rousse to serve as president of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas unit. Mr. Rousse joined Fiberweb in late 2005 as president of Hygiene/Medical Americas. Derek Anderson, formerly president, Fiberweb Industrial Americas,…

  • CEO of Formed Fiber Technologies Retired

    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…

  • Adult Incontinence | Feminine Hygiene

    Tredegar Film Products

    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…

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

    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…