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  • New CEO For Danish Airlaid

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    Danish Airlaid Technology A/S has appointed Ronnie Andersson its new CEO. Mr. Andersson will take over the position from Lars Laursen who will continue at Danish Airlaid Technology as COO with a focus on production and technical and technological dev…


  • Ron Schmidt Promoted

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    Ron Schmidt, formerly director of OEM sales for Maxcess International, has been promoted to vice president market development, North America and export. In his new role, Mr. Schmidt will lead the effort to expand the company's business in existing as…


  • General Manager of Italian Hygiene Machinery Company

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    Giampiero De Angelis, former sales director of Fameccanica.Data S.p.A., has been named general manager of the Italian hygiene machinery company. He reports to Carlo Bianco, member of the board and executive committee of the company. Mr. De Angelis jo…


  • President of Worldwide Automotive Business

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    Lydall has hired Joseph Wilsted as president of its worldwide automotive business. Mr. Wilsted comes to Lydall with more than 25 years of manufacturing and finance experience. He has a strong background in lean manufacturing and technology-driven so…


  • CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation

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    Jan Lång has been named president and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation. He will take over the responsibility effective January 1, 2009. Mr. Lång joins Ahlstrom from the position of president and CEO of Uponor Corporation where he has worked…


  • K-C Names Chief Strategy Officer

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    Christian Brickman joined Kim­berly-Clark Sept. 1 as chief strategy officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. In this position, Mr. Brickman will lead the development and monitoring of the company's strategic plans and processes to enha…


  • EBM Techniek

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    EBM Techniek has recently appointed Eric van den Dijssel manager sales. He will be responsible for the global sales and marketing business of all of EBM Techniek products. With years of experience in the automatic handling and packaging industry, Mr.…


  • New President and CEO of NatureWorks LLC

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    Marc Verbruggen has been named the new president and CEO of NatureWorks LLC. Mr. Verbruggen replaces Dennis McGrew, who had held the post since 2006. Mr. McGrew will remain with the company in an advisory capacity. Mr. Verbruggen comes to NatureWorks…


  • Pantex International hires General Manager

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    Pantex International is pleased to an­nounce the hiring of Prelo Hood as general manager of Pantex MENA in the United Arab Emirates effective July 15. Mr. Hood is originally from Greenville, SC and comes to Pantex with more than 12 years of exper…


  • Paul Viveiros to Vice President

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    National Nonwovens has promoted Paul Viveiros to vice president—customer relations. Mr. Viveiros was previously appointed customer service manager in 2001. He immediately focused on teamwork with the ability to work together toward a common vis…


  • Pantex MENA Hires GM

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    In another step to reorganize its business, Fiberweb, has created global business units for  its Consumer Fabrics and Airlaid divisions. The global Consumer Fabrics business unit will be led by Fiberweb CEO Daniel Dayan and will incorporate the…


  • President of its Modular Vision Systems Division

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    Cognex Corporation has hired Robert Willett as president of its Modular Vision Systems Division (MVSD). Mr. Willett will report to Cognex chairman and CEO Robert Shillman. As president of MVSD, Mr. Willett will oversee the largest operating divi…


  • Michael Thomason Passed Away

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    Michael Thomason, a long-time executive in the nonwovens industry, passed away June 7. He was 53 years old. Mr. Thomason, who was very active in committees for INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, as well as with the Nonwovens Cooperat…


  • Consultant to Fiberweb Resigned

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    Effective at the end of June, Aldo Ghira resigned from his position as consultant to Fiberweb. According to a company release, he has been planning his retirement for some time and feels that this is the right time to end his connection with Fiberweb…


  • New CTO For Freudenberg

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    Thomas Reibelt joined the management board of Freudenberg Nonwovens in June as new chief technical officer (CTO). Mr. Reibelt has assumed responsibility for research and development, technology and production. Effective last month, the management boa…