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  • Precision Custom Coatings LLC Has Named General Manager

    May 17, 2006
    Precision Custom Coatings LLC (PCC), Totowa, NJ, has named Moe Kovangji general manager. Mr. Kovangji, a native of Prizreni, Kosovo, is a 30-year industry veteran who will be responsible for the efficiency of operations and production. A li…


  • Executive Vice President For Commercial Development

    May 17, 2006
    Filtrona Fibertec has named Jeff Shugart as executive vice president for commercial development to lead the company’s growth globally. Mr. Shugart joins the company at its Colonial Heights, VA facility from Performance Fibers in Richmond, where…


  • Lydall Filtration/Separation

    May 17, 2006
    Ian Grieves has joined Lydall Fil­tration/Separation, SAS as vice president of Lydall Filtration/Separation and general manager European operations. Mr. Grieves will have direct responsibility for Lydall’s St. Rivalain, France operations. P…


  • Senior Management Changes at DuPont

    May 17, 2006
    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, has initiated changes in its senior management. Among them, Diane Gulyas, chief marketing and sales officer, was named group vice president, DuPont Performance Materials. She succeeds Jeffrey Keefer, who will focus on increasi…


  • Robert Black Joins Kimberly-Clark

    May 17, 2006
    Robert Black has joined Kimberly-Clark as chief strategy officer, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Thomas Falk. In this newly created position, Mr. Black will be responsible for leading the development, execution and monitoring of th…


  • P&G Appoints New Management

    May 17, 2006
    Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, has initiated several recent management changes. In the first, R. Kerry Clark, vice chair of the board—P&G Family Heath, will retire after 32 years of service. Mr. Clark has been named chief executive o…


  • Datatex TIS, Inc.

    April 18, 2006
    Datatex TIS, Inc., a software supplier specializing in textile and apparel applications, has announced the recent hiring of Bob Beecy as director of U.S. marketing. Mr. Beecy will be working at the U.S. headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA and will…


  • Two New Chemists Join Michelman

    April 18, 2006
    Two new chemists have joined Michelman as the company focuses on research and development in preparing to expand its product offerings. Talia Collins has assumed the position of senior research chemist responsible for new business development and Mic…


  • Re-Election Of Board Members

    April 18, 2006
    The Nomination Committee of absorbent hygiene product manufacturer SCA has proposed the re-election of board members Rolf Borjesson, Soren Gyll, Tom Hedelius, Anders Nyren, Sverker Martin-Lof and Jan Astrom. Indra Asander has declined re-election. Th…


  • Global Industry Executive Director - Dow Corning

    April 18, 2006
    Jeremy Burks has been named global industry executive director for Dow Corning’s paper and process industries, including textiles. Serving under Mr. Burks as global industry director for textiles is Patrick McLeod. The major market strateg…


  • Cotton Incorporated Creates New Division

    April 18, 2006
    In order to better achieve its mission of increasing the demand for and profitability of cotton, Cotton Incorporated has created a new division, Global Product Supply Chain, based at the company’s headquarters in Cary, NC. The new division…


  • Rockline Industries

    March 10, 2006
    Joel Slank has joined Rockline Industries as director of operations at its Springdale, AR facility. Mr. Slank is expected to complement the company’s world class manufacturing team in Springdale with his extensive experience in nonwovens m…


  • Tidland, Camas, WA, Has Recruited Peter Wood

    March 10, 2006
    Converting specialist Tidland, Camas, WA, has recruited Peter Wood as slitting product manager. Mr. Wood will join the Maxcess management team to lead the introduction of new slitting technology and education to meet the changing needs of the convert…


  • Suominen Corporation Appointed New President and CEO

    March 10, 2006
    Kalle Tanhuanpää has been appointed president and CEO of Suominen Corporation as of May 2006. Mr. Tan­huanpää comes from Huhtamäki Oyj, where he was an executive committee member and where he had responsibility for global…


  • Freudenberg Executive Announces Retirement

    March 10, 2006
    Peter Stehle has retired after 15 years as a member of the management board of Freudenberg & Co. KG, Weinheim, Ger­many. His colleagues Jörg Sost and Martin Stark have taken over responsibility for business in seals and vibration control…