People In The News


  • Messe Frankfurt, Inc. Has Promoted Daniel McKinnon

    Messe Frankfurt, Inc. has promoted Daniel McKinnon to the position of executive vice president, with management and oversight re­sponsibility for the company’s trade shows and business development efforts in North America. Mr. McKinnon has…
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  • Former P&G Executive To Chair Cardinal Health

    R. Kerry Clark, who left Procter & Gamble Co. for Cardinal Health 17 months ago, has been named chairman and CEO of the company. Mr. Clark, 55, succeeds Robert Walter, the founder of the Columbus-area health care supplier, who is retiring. He wil…
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  • Fibers

    Vice President of Global Marketing and Technology

    Performance Fibers has named Richard Black vice president of global marketing and technology. Mr. Black brings more than 20 years of extensive global commercial and technology experience to the Richmond, VA-based company. He previously was chief mark…
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  • Dyneon Has Named A President and General Manager

    Dyneon, a leading fluoropolymer supplier, has named Netha Johnson president and general manager. As president and general manager of Dyneon LLC, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for the global achievement of Dyneon’s business objectives. He take…
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  • Michelman Has Chosen Dowd and Guild Inc.

    Michelman, Cincinnati, OH, has chosen Dowd and Guild Inc. to represent its Chemical Specialties product line in the Western U.S. including California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Arizona and Utah. Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Dowd and Guild has wa…
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  • Filtration

    Gneuss Inc. Has Added New Staff

    Gneuss Inc., Matthews, NC, the North American subsidiary of German machinery manufacturer Gneuss Kun­ststofftechnik GmbH, has added new staff to meet the needs of its expanding business in North America. Chuck Szoke joined the company as an addit…
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  • Andritz Küsters GmbH

    Harald Suttor has taken over the management of Andritz Küsters GmbH  effective November 1, 2007. He has replaced Erich Bröker, who left the company at his own request to take on a new professional challenge. Mr. Suttor possesses many y…
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  • Education

    K-C Names Medical Director

    Kimberly-Clark Health Care has named Lynne Kelley the company’s medical director. Dr. Kelley has assumed the role of vice president, medical director for Irving, TX-based K-C's $1.2 billion healthcare business. In her newly created position, Dr…
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  • Filtration | Western Europe

    H&V Has Appointed Two Senior Executives

    Hollingsworth & Vose Company (H&V), has appointed two senior executives to general management positions. In the first, Robert Schiller was appointed vice president and general manager, high efficiency and specialty filtration (HESF) business…
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  • BASF Has Appointed Director of Production

    BASF has appointed Christof Herion director of production for its intermediates unit located in Geismar, LA, where diols, derivatives and amines are produced. “Dr. Herion brings an excellent mix of technical and managerial skills to this positi…
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  • Cooley Group

    Cooley Group has hired Chris Ricci as health and safety specialist. In this role, Mr. Ricci will oversee company safety programs, conduct safety training, assure company conformance to OSHA regulations and oversee workers compensation programs for th…
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  • India

    Top Twenty Under 40 Award

    Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University was recently honored with the “Top Twenty Under 40 Award.” Dr. Ramkumar, who serves as the co-chairman of the India committee for INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry), has been rec…
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  • Airlaid

    Rexcell Names New VP Marketing and Sales

    Anders Uttersäv has left his position as vice president marketing and sales at Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB effective January 31, 2008. Mr. Uttersäv's successor is Andreas Normén, who will begin his employment April 1, 2008. Mr. U…
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  • The Board of Directors of Znojmo Resigned

    Henry Gregson has resigned from the board of directors of Znojmo, Poland-based Pegas Nonwovens. Mr. Gregson served as a board member of Pegas Nonwovens from November 2006 through December 2007 and—as a representative of the previous majority sh…
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  • Spunbond

    The Albis Group has a new director-business development

    Henning Roettger has joined The Albis Group as director-business development effective Jan 1, 2008. “We are pleased to welcome someone of Mr. Roettger’s caliber into the family of Albis companies,” reported Gianni Boscolo, owner of…
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  • CEO of Fibertex Resigned

    Michael Meulengracht has resigned as CEO of Fibertex effective December 31, 2007. In his absence, the day-to-day management of Fibertex will be handled by  Mikael Staal Axelsen, general manager, Jørgen Bech Madsen, general manager and Ole…
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  • Airlaid | Fibers | Machinery and Equipment

    Alfred Watzl Retired

    Alfred Watzl has retired from machinery and equipment supplier Fleis­sner where he was responsible for marketing and sales activities for the Egelbach, Germany-based company. During his nearly four decades with Fleissner, Mr. Watzl exerted a deci…
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  • Board of Directors of Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG

    Tomas Sterkenburgh has been ap­pointed to the board of directors of Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, Vreden, Germany. He started his career at Saueressig in 1997 as a project manager for research and development. In 1998, Dr. Sterkenburgh first became h…
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  • Airlaid

    Dan-Webforming Int. A/S

    Effective December 2007, Jens Erch became part of the team at Dan-Webforming Int. A/S. Mr. Erch will lead the company’s efforts as it increases the scope of its hammer mill and defibration sales and development activities. Mr Erch will work fro…
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  • New Chairman

    Mönchengladbach, Germany-based A. + E.  Ungricht GmbH + Co KG has extended its executive board by appointing Hans Christoph Zeis­lmair chairman. Dr.  Zeislmair will be responsible for production with the aim of realigning the compa…
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