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  • Avery Dennison Corporation

    January 9, 2006
    Avery Dennison Corporation has elected Kent Kresa non-executive chairman of the board of directors. As part of this planned transition of executive leadership, Philip Neal, chairman and former chief executive officer of Avery Dennison, is retiring fr…


  • Two Key Personnel Changes At Suominen Nonwovens

    January 9, 2006
    Two key personnel changes have taken place at Suominen Nonwovens. In the first, Sakari Santa-Paavola has been appointed vice president and general manager of Suominen Nonwovens. He has been working as commercial director of the company since early 20…


  • Johns Manville

    January 9, 2006
    Michael Rosenzweig has joined Johns Manville as senior vice president, corporate development and general counsel. Mr. Rosenzweig, who will report directly to Steve Hochhauser, JM’s chairman, president, and CEO, will lead the company’s cor…


  • Buckeye Technologies Has Made Management Changes

    January 9, 2006
    Buckeye Technologies has recently made several management changes. Among them, F. Gray Carter will become vice president, purchasing and logistics. Mr. Carter will lead Buckeye’s purchasing and logistics organization. In another recent pers…


  • Polymer Group Has Initiated Two Appointments

    January 9, 2006
    Polymer Group has initiated two appointments in its global medical business unit to support ongoing growth, including the addition of the company’s fully integrated medical production facility in Asia. Fernando Marin has joined the company as s…


  • K-C's B2B President To Retire

    January 9, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark announced the 2006 retirement of Dudley Lehman, group president of its Business-to-Business (B2B) Group, which contains its external nonwovens business as well as the K-C Professional, Health Care and Partnership Products businesses. P…


  • New Chairman of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association

    December 8, 2005
    William Ghitis has been named chairman of the American Fiber Manufacturers Asso­ciation. Vice president of apparel for Invista, Mr. Ghitis succeeds Walter Hub­bard, CEO of Honeywell Nylon. Vice president of Unifi-SANS Technical Fibers, Zach Z…


  • Basell Holdings Has Named Chief Financial Officer

    December 8, 2005
    Alan Bigman, senior vice president of Access Industries, has been named chief financial officer of Basell Holdings, succeeding Wolfgang Mende. Mr. Bigman will also be a member of the company's management board. Mr. Mende, CFO and member of the manage…


  • Geoff Bennett will lead ARcare

    December 8, 2005
    Geoff Bennett will lead ARcare, a new division within Adhesives Research focused on the manufacture of highly customized, one-of-a-kind tapes, adhesive coated products, films and laminates for customers in the pharmaceutical, medical, electronics and…


  • Lysac Group, Inc. Has Named Chief Financial Officer

    December 8, 2005
    Sherley Gough, C.A., has been named chief financial officer of Lysac Group, Inc. Ms. Gough has nearly 20 years experience in senior financial positions and as a tax adviser. She will be responsible for all aspects of the company's financial managemen…


  • Lilly Joins Clopay As Global Business Director

    December 8, 2005
    Mary Jo Lilly has joined Clopay Plastic Products Company as a global business unit director. In this role, Dr. Lilly will support Clopay's strategic growth initiatives as a part of the global sales and marketing team. Dr. Lilly brings more than 20 ye…


  • FKI Logistex

    November 15, 2005
    Dick Braatz will serve as the new vice president of manufacturing for the North American business of FKI Logistex. Mr. Braatz, a seasoned manufacturing professional, reports to Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. Mr. Braatz comes t…


  • Several Personnel Changes at Nordson

    November 15, 2005
    Nordson Corporation has made several personnel changes. In the company’s EFD business segment, Peter Lambert has been elected a corporate vice president and president of this business area, which is based in East Providence, RI. Mr. Lambert ass…


  • Adhesives Research Has Launched a New Division

    November 15, 2005
    As part of a corporate restructuring, Adhesives Research has launched a new division of the company called ARcare. The division will be led by Geoff Bennett, who will assume the role of vice president and general manager. With Adhesives Re­search…


  • Degussa Superabsorber Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing

    November 15, 2005
    Stefan Nowicki was recently appointed director of sales and marketing by  Degussa Superabsorber. Previously serving as international account manager for the company, Dr. Nowicki will be responsible for sales and marketing activities in Europe, t…