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  • Construction | Wipes

    Jacob Holm Industries Has Restructured

    In an effort to focus its business globally, Jacob Holm Industries has restructured its business units, a move that included several personnel appointments. Peter Stoffel, who has served as COO for the past three years, has been named CEO; Jack Richa…
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  • Johns Manville Appointed Senior Vice President

    Denver-based Johns Manville has appointed Dion Persson as senior vice president of its Engineered Products Group. Mr. Persson will report directly to Steven Hochhauser, the company’s chairman, president and CEO. The Engineered Products Grou…
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  • BASF Global Acrylic Monomers and Superabsorbents Business

    BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has named Markus Kramer the head of BASF’s global acrylic monomers and superabsorbents business. After the merger of the two global business units—acrylic monomers and superabsorbents—Martin Brudermü…
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  • Bouckaert Industrial Textiles, Inc.

    Bouckaert Industrial Textiles, Inc., Woonsocket, RI appointed Mark Heller as materials manager. Mr. Heller has previously held the position of production planning and inventory control manager at Schott Fiber Optics in Southbridge, MA. Prior to that…
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  • Fabrite Laminating Corporation Has Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Fabrite Laminating Corporation, Woodbridge, NJ, has named Peter Raneri vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Raneri has 24 years of achievement and proven expertise in strategic marketing and development. Prior to joining Fabrite, Mr. Raneri ser…
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  • Operations Manager at Parkinson Technologies

    Parkinson Technologies, Woonsocket, RI, has appointed Amy Creighton as operations manager. Her duties will include overseeing purchasing, production, and facility maintenance for Parkinson Technologies and Marshall and Williams Plastics. Ms. Park…
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  • Airlaid

    Airlaid Alliance Appointed Managing Director

    Airlaid Alliance, a joint venture of McAirlaid’s and Saueressig has appointed Peter Gawley as managing director. Mr. Gawley has 13 years of experience in  airlaid in senior management positions within the former Walkisoft Group in the U.S.…
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  • The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART)

    The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) elected a new president, vice president and several new members to its board of directors at the association’s annual meeting held recently in Miami Beach. Norm Manning of Legget…
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  • New Director In Mexico City (Cotton Inc.)

    New York-based Cotton Incorporated, has hired Jaime Flores Cornejo as its new director in Mexico City for  Global Product Marketing. Mr. Cornejo will report to Mike Tyndall, the senior director of Americas Mill Marketing. Mr. Cornejo will be…
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  • Ahlstrom Flattens Organization To Become More Customer-Driven

    Playtex Products has named Neil DeFeo president, chief executive officer and a director of the company. Mr. DeFeo replaces Michael Gallagher, whose retirement was previously announced. Mr. DeFeo was president and chief executive officer of Remington…
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  • Lydall Has Elected Chairman of Board of Directors

    Manchester, CT-based Lydall has elected W. Leslie Duffy chairman of its board of directors. Mr. Duffy, a member of Lydall's board since 1992, is a partner in the law firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel, LLP located in New York. He currently serves a…
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  • Directors Of The Company At Buckeye Technologies

    Memphis-based Buckeye Technologies has elected Katherine Buckman Davis and John Crowe to serve as directors of the company, increasing the size of its board from seven to nine members. Ms. Davis is the chairman of the board of Bulab Holdings, Inc.…
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  • Composite | Filtration

    Ahlstrom Corporation

    In an effort to streamline the company and make it more cost effective, Ahlstrom Corporation has flattened its operative organization to be more customer-driven. At the same time, three new members will join the corporate executive team from within t…
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  • Fibermark Appointed Director Of Internal Audit

    Fibermark, Brattleboro, VT, has appointed Paul Flannagan director of internal audit. Mr. Flannagan most recently was an audit consultant at Gerber Scientific and has also served as manager of financial analysis at Barnes Group, Inc., and as a control…
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  • Wipes

    Product Manager

    National Nonwovens has appointed Lori Wright product manager for its medical and wipes division, specializing in high performance engineered nonwovens. She will lead the effort to increase the use and understanding of nonwoven materials in the medica…
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  • Three New Directors At Ticona

    Three new directors have been appointed at Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese AG. Michael Oberste-Wilms, who has been responsible for investor relations at Celanese AG for three years, has been named European sales director. The pr…
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  • Cotton Incorporated

    New York-based Cotton Incorporated has hired Jaime Flores Cornejo as its new director in Mexico City for global product marketing. Mr. Cornejo will report to Mike Tyndall, the senior director of Americas Mill Marketing. Mr. Cornejo will be responsibl…
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  • Rayonier Appointed To Board of Directors

    Rayonier has recently appointed Richard Kincaid, president, chief executive officer and trustee of Equity Office Properties Trust, to its board of directors. Mr. Kincaid has been with Equity Office since 1995. Prior to assuming his current position,…
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  • New General Manager at ITW Dynatec Europe

    Christof Schotten has been named the new general manager at ITW Dynatec Europe, following the retirement of Peter Winter at the end of August. Prior to taking over the leadership of ITW Dynatec Europe, Mr. Schotten was general manager of Markem Benel…
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  • New Regional Sales Manager Radiant Energy Systems

    Radiant Energy Systems has appointed David Magnuson regional sales manager for the Midwest. Mr. Magnuson brings 12 years of experience in engineered equipment sales including dryers, screen printers, custom automation and processing equipment. …
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