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  • Senior Vice President and CFO

    Buckeye Technologies Inc. has promoted Steven Dean, previously vice president and CFO, to senior vice president and CFO effective July 1, 2007. Mr. Dean was elected vice president and controller in 2006 and was appointed vice president and CFO later…
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  • Avery Dennison Names Group Vice President

    Avery Dennison has named Timothy Clyde group vice president, specialty materials and converting (SMC) effective last month. In his new post, Mr. Clyde will have responsibility for Avery Dennison’s graphics and reflective products division, spec…
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  • Rayonier

    Rayonier has placed Charles Hood in the position of vice president, corporate affairs, reporting to Lee Thomas, chairman, president and CEO. He succeeds Jay Fredericksen who previously announced his plans to retire in September after 30 years with Ra…
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  • Mark Geeves Has Been Named Head of Ciba Color Services

    Mark Geeves has been named head of Ciba Color Services in the Americas and vice president—Americas at MetalFX, a Ciba Color Services subsidiary. In his new position, Mr. Geeves will focus on bringing the MetalFX Technology metallic color p…
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  • Construction

    Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex Strengthened Its Technical and Research Capabilities

    Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex has strengthened its technical and research capabilities in the roofing materials market through a strategic new hire. James Chantler has joined Dow Reichhold as a research associate. Dr. Chantler has significant experie…
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  • New Global Business Development Manager

    Frank Burkus recently joined Nordson Corporation as global business development manager for new materials in the Adhesive Systems Group. Mr. Burkus will be based in Duluth, GA, reporting to Eric Luftig, global marketing manager for Nordson’s Ad…
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  • Gerd Ries Chairman of EDANA

    At the Annual General Meeting of EDANA, the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, held in Berlin, Germany in May, Gerd Ries was elected chairman of EDANA by members for a one-year term of office. Mr. Ries, who is vice president EAME, Regula…
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  • The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA)

    During its mid-year meeting in Washington, D.C., The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) board of directors elected Tony Frencham, global business director and general manager—cleaning. The current term of the new board members lasts through J…
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  • Kapco Has Made Several Recent Personnel Appointments.

    Kapco has made several recent personnel appointments. In the first, Dave Ernst was promoted to a new inventory control position. Kapco created this position to improve inventory accuracy and provide the best possible service to its customers. Mr. Ern…
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  • Fiberweb Names New Vice Presidents

    Fiberweb Americas has named John Juric vice president of Finance, Americas and David Keough vice president of Consumer Care. Mr. Juric brings more than 20 years of financial experience to Fiberweb, including 15 years in the chemical and specialty pro…
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  • Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex Bolstered The Company's Research Capabilities

    Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex, Re­search Triangle Park, NC, recently bolstered the company’s research capabilities in adhesives through a new team addition, Sandra Case, who has joined Dow Reichhold as a research associate. Ms. Case has a s…
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  • Rayonier Added To Its Board of Directors

    Rayonier, Jacksonville, FL, has appointed V. Larkin Martin to its board of directors effective last month. Since 1990, Ms. Martin has been the managing partner of Martin Farm and vice president of The Albemarle Corporation. Both are family businesses…
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  • Berangere Amestoy Left the NSC Group

    Bérangère Amestoy left the NSC Group in July. Cristina Soares is the company's new contact for all NSC Nonwoven communications and marketing matters, effective last month.…
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  • Barry-Wehmiller Companies

    Barry-Wehmiller Companies has an­nounced the promotion of Brian Wel­linghoff to director, L3 Journey. In this role, Mr. Wellinghoff will collaborate with Barry-Wehmiller chairman & CEO Bob Chapman and Lean specialist Dick Ryan (formerly o…
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  • Scott Wiese Has Joined Maxcess International

    Scott Wiese has joined Maxcess International, Oklahoma City, OK, to provide local expertise for Fife, MAGPOWR and Tidland products in Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota and Nebraska. Mr. Scott has extensive experience in gener…
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  • New VP, GM North America For Polymer Group

    Greg Crawford has joined Polymer Group as vice president, general manager of North America. He replaces Mike Hale, who was recently appointed to the new position of COO. Mr. Crawford, who reports to Mr. Hale, will be responsible for increasing Polyme…
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  • Lydall Inc. Has A New President

    Roll goods producer Lydall Inc., Man­chester, CT, has named Dale Barnhart its new president and chief executive, replacing current CEO David Freeman, who is retiring. Mr. Barnhart, who joined the company on August 27, served as CEO of Synventive…
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  • Wipes

    Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens

    Effective September 1, Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens has moved Henri Laitervo—formerly the company’s sales director—to the position of director of new business development and marketing. He will be steering the development of new bus…
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  • Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. Has Expanded Its Management Team

    Concord, N.H.-based Nanocomp Tech­nologies, Inc. has expanded its management team. The company, which produces nonwoven sheets from single-wall carbon nanotubes, has chosen Mark Banash to join the company as vice president of engineering. He will…
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  • Airlaid

    Dan-Web Forming International A/S

    Airlaid equipment specialist Dan-Web Forming International A/S has appointed Richard Knowlson vice president, Americas. According to Kurt Sørensen, COO of Dan-Web Forming International, “Mr. Knowlson has more than 20 years of experience…
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