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  • Foamex International Appointed To Board of Directors

    Foamex International, a manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products in North Ameri­ca, has appointed David Lieberman to the company's board of directors. Mr. Lieberman, who will also serve on the Board’s Audit C…
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  • Electronics

    Adhesives Research

    Adhesives Research has named Patty Frey operations manager. Ms. Frey is responsible for the manufacturing operations involving the company’s pharmaceutical products including product quality, regulatory compliance, customer service, safety, pro…
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  • Fibers

    Chairman of the American Fiber Manu≠facturers Association

    Donald Clark has been elected chairman of the American Fiber Manu­facturers Association. He also serves as president and CEO of Pliana. Previously, Mr. Clark served as vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee for AFMA. He succeeds Wa…
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  • MesseFrankfurt

    Detlef Braun has been appointed to the management team of MesseFrankfurt. He has worked for Philip Morris Group, the Lancaster Group and Joop.…
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  • Several Personnel Changes At Pliant Corporation

    Several personnel changes have taken place at Pliant Corporation, Schaum­burg, IL. Kevin Howard will assume the post of vice president of North American sales for printed products. In this new key role, Mr. Howard will be in charge of leading Pli…
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  • Spunlace

    Fleissner GmbH

    Dr. Jürgen Heller has taken over as technical managing director of Fleissner GmbH. Previously Dr. Heller was a member of the top management of Hauni Maschinenbau AG, a company of Körber AG in Hamburg. He was responsible for technical engine…
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  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.

    Parkinson Technologies Inc. has named Carol Royal  nonwovens and paper sales manager. With more than 20 years of experience as a technical service professional, Ms. Royal has a proven track record in market development for customer-focused, serv…
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  • SML Mashinengesellschaft

    SML Mashinengesellschaft has appointed Karl Stöger managing director. He will replace Bruno Haider who is retiring. Mr. Stöger has been with the company since 1985 and has gained vast experience as both a technician and businessman. He last…
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  • Cascades Tissue Group Has Appointed Vice President of Sales

    Cascades Tissue Group, Candiac, Canada, has appointed Stephan Doyon vice president of sales, North America for the commercial and industrial division. Mr. Doyon joined Cascades Tissue Group in 1991 as a customer service representative. He went on to…
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  • Dan-Webís Thordahl Leaves MD Position

    The Managing Director of Dan-Web­forming International and Dan-Web Research and Development A/S, Jens Erik Thordahl, has decided to leave his position. His responsibilities in the group have been split  between Lars Windfeld and Lars Laursen…
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  • Airlaid

    Duni Names Executive VP & Deputy CEO

    Gun Nilsson has been named executive vice president and deputy CEO of Swedish airlaid producer Duni. Ms. Nilsson will continue to hold her responsibility in corporate development.…
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  • Freudenberg Household Products

    Klaus Peter Meier has assumed responsibility for the management of Freudenberg Household Products in Weinheim, Germany effective January 1. He replaces Hans Georg Franke, 54, who is leaving the company. Meier has been an executive at Freudenberg Hous…
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  • Avery Dennison Elected Director

    Avery Dennison has elected Rolf Bor­jesson director of the company, effective January 5, 2005.  Mr. Borjesson is chairman of Rexam PLC, one of the world's top five consumer packaging companies and its leading beverage can manufacturer. Prior…
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  • Pliant Corporation

    Gail Becke has been named technical director of personal care/medical for Pliant Corporation. Ms. Becke was most recently research and development associate director of Tredegar Films and has also worked at the Dow Chemical Company. She holds a B.S.…
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  • Standard Mill Machinery Corporation Has Named President

    Standard Mill Machinery Corporation, West Warwick, RI, has named David Austin president and owner. He has worked for the company since 1996, most recently as vice president. Arthur Lavoie, former co-owner, continues to work with Mr. Austin, assisting…
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  • Dial Corpor≠ation Board of Directors

    Elizabeth Harvey, a senior executive at the Scottsdale, AZ-based Dial Corpor­ation, has joined the board of directors of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). SDA is the U.S. trade association of the cleaning products and oleochemical industr…
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  • Fibers

    Ken Jacobson Has Joined Techmer PM

    Ken Jacobson has joined Techmer PM as vice president and general manager of the Fibers Division.  He will be based at the company’s Fiber Service Center in Dalton, GA and will report to president and CEO John Manuck. Mr. Jacobson will be r…
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  • Michelman, Inc. Has Hired A New Chief Marketing Executive

    Cincinnati-based Michelman, Inc. has hired Bob Poletti as the company's new chief marketing executive. Mr. Poletti's initial responsibilities will include consolidating Michelman’s global marketing efforts and putting a strategic marketing proc…
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  • Tyco

    Tyco has appointed James Pomeroy marketing and communications leader of engineered products and services and Gwen Fisher head of marketing and communications for plastics and adhesives. Pomeroy formerly served as communications leader in plastics and…
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  • Ahlstrom Appoints Senior VP Finance As CFO Steps Down

    Jari Mäntylä has been appointed senior vice president, finance at Ahlstrom Corporation. He will also join Ah­l­strom’s Corporate Executive Team. Mr. Mäntylä joined Ahlstrom in 2000 and currently serves as the Financi…
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