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  • BASF

    August 17, 2005
    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…


  • Nick Forte Joined Clopay Plastic Products

    August 17, 2005
    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…


  • Playtex Products Appointed A Senior VP of Marketing

    August 17, 2005
    Playtex Products has appointed Andrew Abraham senior vice president of marketing. Mr. Abraham is an experienced marketing executive, most recently serving as group vice president of Roundy's Inc., a Milwaukee-based regional grocery retailer. Prior t…


  • Hoffer To Lead Foss Performance Fibers

    August 17, 2005
    Foss Manufacturing Company has named Leon Hoffer market manager of Performance Fibers. Mr. Hoffer's re­sponsibilities include identifying new and innovative opportunities for Foss in the high performance hosiery market as well as promoting Foss…


  • Nonwovens Textiles

    March 1, 2005
    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,…


  • Adhesives Research Has Promoted

    March 1, 2005
    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…


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

    March 1, 2005
    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…


  • Pliant Corporation

    March 1, 2005
    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…


  • Playtex Products Board Of Directors

    March 1, 2005
    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…


  • Kimberly-Clark Has Appointed Vice President

    March 1, 2005
    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…


  • Buckeye Anoints New Nonwovens VP

    March 1, 2005
    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…


  • Shaun Stahl Joined TANDEC

    February 1, 2005
    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…


  • Clopay Plastic Products Has Expanded Its Business Development Team

    February 1, 2005
    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,…


  • Clariant

    February 1, 2005
    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…


  • Liberty Fibers Corporation Named COO

    February 1, 2005
    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…