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  • Management Changes Are Planned for Suominen Corporation

    July 18, 2006
    Several key management changes are planned for Suominen Corporation. Among them, Esa Palttala, executive vice president of the wipes and nonwovens business area, will retire in July. Vice president Pekka Rautala, general manager of the wet wipes busi…


  • New Organizational Structure

    July 18, 2006
    Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) has put into place a new organizational structure designed to better serve the company’s customers and growth strategies in its developed markets. The company named Michael Hale vice president and general manager, U.S.…


  • Freudenberg Nonwovens

    July 18, 2006
    The North American Filtration Division of Freudenberg Nonwovens has named Randall Michael product marketing manager for micronAir cabin air filtration. In his position, Mr. Michael is responsible for promoting the micronAir cabin air filter brand, su…


  • P&G Makes Appointments

    July 18, 2006
    The Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble has put into place several management changes effective July 1, 2006. In the company’s beauty business, Paolo De Cesare, currently president—global skin care, personal cleansing and deodorant…


  • Several Management Changes At Nordson Corporation

    June 14, 2006
    Nordson Corporation has made several changes in the management of its adhesive dispensing and nonwoven fiber systems business. These changes, which will be effective immediately, will better focus senior management to growth opportunities and the con…


  • Clopay Plastic Products Company

    June 14, 2006
    Clopay Plastic Products Company, Mason, OH, has recently named Dan Toombs printing plant manager of its North American printing operation. Mr. Toombs brings 20 years of expertise in the printing industry into his new role and will continue to optimiz…


  • Replacement CFO of Propex Fabrics

    June 14, 2006
    Lee McCarter has been named the replacement for Philip Barnes as CFO of Propex Fabrics, effective Jan. 1, 2007. For the remainder of the year, Mr. Barnes will work to establish certain global finance functions, including external reporting, SOX compl…


  • Buckeye Boosts Board Membership

    June 14, 2006
    Virginia Wetherell has been elected to serve on the board of directors at Buckeye Technologies, Memphis, TN. Ms. Wetherell is president of Wetherell Consulting Inc., a Tallahassee, FL-based consulting and lobbying firm. Ms. Wetherell also has served…


  • FiberVisions Delaware Corporation

    May 17, 2006
    FiberVisions Delaware Corporation, Wil­mington, DE, has named Stephen Wood as president and CEO. Gary Spitz was named chief financial officer. Dr. Wood previously served as CEO of Kraton Polymers, a specialty chemical company, and as chairman and…


  • 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…