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  • 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…


  • New Director Of Purchasing And International Sales

    February 14, 2007
    Martex Fiber Southern Corporation, the Spartanburg, SC-headquartered recycled industrial textile product specialist, has brought on Elton Hardy as its new director of purchasing and international sales under Jimmy Jarrett, COO. Mr. Hardy joins Martex…


  • Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA)

    February 14, 2007
    Ron Schmidt, director for Maxcess International, has been elected president of the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Mr. Schmidt brings more than 30 years of experience in the web processing and converting industry. In addition t…


  • Peter Termyn Has Been Appointed President and CEO of Parkinson Technologies

    February 14, 2007
    After leading the company’s commercial efforts for two years, Peter Termyn has been appointed president and CEO of Parkinson Technologies. Through his direction, the company’s commercial organization and supporting capabilities have been…


  • Loparex Has Appointed A Sales Director

    February 14, 2007
    Loparex has appointed Nick Burrows sales director responsible for the sales of specialty papers in the U.K. Mr. Burrows has been in charge of Loparex’s specialty paper sales in the U.K. since the late 1970s—via his own agency during recen…


  • British Vita's CEO Steps Down

    February 14, 2007
    John Oliver has been appointed interim CEO at British Vita following the decision of Howard Harris to step down from the CEO role. Mr. Harris remains a non-executive director. Mr. Oliver is a partner at British Vita’s private equity owners Texa…


  • British Vita's CEO Steps Down

    February 12, 2007
    John Oliver has been appointed interim CEO at British Vita following the decision of Howard Harris to step down from the CEO role. Mr. Harris remains a non-executive director. Mr. Oliver is a partner at British Vita's private equity owners Texas Paci…


  • Smith, Johnson  & Associates

    December 19, 2006
    Mark Snider has joined the consulting practice of Smith, Johnson  & Associates as a principal. Mr. Snider was welcomed into the firm in late October and is expected to provide clients with expanded dimensions in equipment and process en…


  • Olaf Schmidt Has Been Named Vice President at Messe Frankfurt.

    December 19, 2006
    Olaf Schmidt has been named vice president, responsible for the textile fairs core area of competence, at Messe Frankfurt. A textile engineer with a master’s degree in business administration, Mr. Schmidt replaces Stephan Kurzawski, who has bee…