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  • Nick Forte Joined Clopay Plastic Products

    Nick Forte has joined Clopay Plastic Products as director of European operations. He will support Clopay's Fintech, Bohme Clopay and Advanced Printing Aschersleben operations. Bringing more than 19 years of experience in plastic manufacturing and tec…
    08.17.05

  • BASF

    BASF has named Fred Rullo director of sales for its intermediates business in North America. In his new position, Mr. Rullo is responsible for all sales and customer service operations of BASF's North American Intermediates business, located in Florh…
    08.17.05

  • Fibers | Wipes

    INDA's Annual Meeting

    At INDAs Annual Meeting 2005, held in March in Orlando, FL, a new board of directors was elected. Steven Ogel, vice president of research and development for Leggett & Platt, was elected chairperson; Marvin Mitchell, global business leader at…
    08.17.05

  • Adhesives Research Hired A Sales Representative

    Adhesives Research has hired Richard Taylor as sales representative in the Southern U.S. territory for the company's splicing business unit. He is responsible for promoting and selling the company's line of ARclad high performance pulpable and non-re…
    08.17.05

  • Cotton Incorporated Has Restructured

    Cotton Incorporated has restructured two positions in its Global Product Marketing department to expand its global reach in the textile industry. Mike Tyndall is now senior director, Latin America and Europe, and Mark Kametches has been promoted to a…
    08.17.05

  • Fibers

    Buckeye Anoints New Nonwovens VP

    Douglas Dowdell was named senior vice president, Nonwovens, at Buckeye Tech­nologies, Memphis, TN. Mr. Dowdell graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Forestry in 1980. He began his career with Buckeye’s wood pulp operations at Pe…
    03.01.05

  • Kimberly-Clark Has Appointed Vice President

    Kimberly-Clark has appointed Kim Feil vice president and senior marketing officer. In this newly created position, Ms. Feil will be responsible for accelerating innovative marketing and brand-building practices across the company's North Atlantic org…
    03.01.05

  • Playtex Products Board Of Directors

    Playtex Products has appointed Herb Baum to its board of directors effective immediately. Mr. Baum has a broad range of operating and marketing experience developed in key roles at The Dial Corporation, Hasbro Inc., Quaker State and Campbell Soup. Mr…
    03.01.05

  • Pliant Corporation

    Jim Kaboski has joined Pliant Corporation as vice president, strategy and business development. Mr. Kaboski will be responsible for leading the development of Pliant's long-term marketing, product and business plans. Specifically, he will drive growt…
    03.01.05

  • Rohm America LLC, Part Of Degussa's Specialty Polymers Division

    Degussa has named John Rolando president and chief executive officer of Röhm America LLC, part of Degussa's Specialty Polymers Division, effective February 1, 2005.  He succeeds Rodger Cram, who has left the company to pursue other opportun…
    03.01.05

  • Adhesives Research Has Promoted

    Adhesives Research has promoted Greg Andrews to market manager for the Splicing Business Unit’s Web Processing group. In his new position, Mr. Andrews is responsible for generating new opportunities to develop custom adhesion solutions for unme…
    03.01.05

  • Apparel | Associations | Composite | Fibers

    Nonwovens Textiles

    Kay Obendorf, professor of textiles and apparel at Cornell University, has vacated her post as vice president and assumed the role of president of The Fiber Society. Phil Gibson, materials research engineer with the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center,…
    03.01.05

  • K-C Creates New Post, Names Edwin Garcia VP Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has appointed Edwin Garcia to the newly established role of vice president of corporate diversity and inclusion. Formerly the chief executive officer of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Mr. Garcia will lead the develo…
    02.01.05

  • Chairman At Clorox

    Clorox chief executive Gerald Johnston has taken on the additional post of chairman. Mr. Johnston succeeds Robert Matschullat, who will serve as presiding director of the company’s board. Clorox initially split the chairman and chief executive…
    02.01.05

  • Executive VP and CFO at Playtex

    Playtex Products has named Kris Kelley executive vice president and chief financial officer. Glenn Forbes, former executive vice president and chief financial officer, has stepped down as a director of the company, has relinquished the CFO title and…
    02.01.05

  • Polymer Group Has Appointed Its CEO

    Polymer Group Inc. has appointed James Schaeffer, its CEO, to the company’s board of directors. The appointment brings the board’s size to eight members. Mr. Schaeffer has been CEO of PGI since March 2003. During this time, the company ha…
    02.01.05

  • Fibers

    Liberty Fibers Corporation Named COO

    Peter Grant has been named chief operating officer of Liberty Fibers Corporation pursuant to the rayon producer’s acquisition by equity firm Lewis Hollingsworth. Tim Cates, formerly of Mission Valley Textiles, has been named chief financial off…
    02.01.05

  • Clariant

    Clariant has appointed John Clarke head of region for the pigments and additives division in North America. Mr. Clarke joined Clariant in 1984 in Ireland and has since gained experience with several of the company’s divisions. For the past four…
    02.01.05

  • Clopay Plastic Products Has Expanded Its Business Development Team

    Clopay Plastic Products has expanded its new business development team. Under the leadership of Nancy Eichstadt, Clopay’s director of new business development and marketing, the group will support the corporate initiative to grow the business,…
    02.01.05

  • Electronics | Meltblown

    Shaun Stahl Joined TANDEC

    Shaun Stahl joined TANDEC in October as the primary operator of the Reifen­häuser  0.5 meter meltblown pilot line. Mr. Stahl holds an associate’s degree in electronic engineering and specialized technology and has spent five…
    02.01.05