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  • President of its Modular Vision Systems Division

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Co-Chairman of INDAs India committee

    November 30, -0001
    Seshadri Ramkumar, co-chairman of INDAs India committee, has recently received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor at Texas Tech University (TTU). He supervises the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at TTU. He serves as the…


  • Tufco Technologies, Inc. has promoted Ken Beardsley to sales manager

    November 30, -0001
    Tufco Technologies, Inc. has promoted Ken Beardsley to the position of sales manager—wipes converting at its Green Bay facility. He will report to Michele Cherney, senior vice president—sales and marketing, contract manufacturing. As…


  • M33 Integrated Solutions is expanding its team

    November 30, -0001
    M33 Integrated Solutions is expanding its team through the appointment of two new team members. The first new addition is Todd Nutty, who will complement the company's sales and outreach efforts in the greater Charlotte, NC metropolitan area. Mr. Nut…


  • Phil Whisman new president of Standex Engraving LLC

    November 30, -0001
    Standex Engraving LLC, a global provider of digital pattern imaging and industrial texturing, announces Phil Whisman as its new president. Mr. Whisman will be based in Richmond, VA and will responsible for all the worldwide operational divisions of S…


  • Justin Testa promoted to executive vice president

    November 30, -0001
    Cognex Corporation has promoted Justin Testa to executive vice president. Mr. Testa reports to the companys president, Robert Shillman. Mr. Testa joined Cognex in 1983 as a sales engineer and has held a variety of positions at the company.…


  • Erland Kailbourne elected chairman of the board

    November 30, -0001
    The board of directors of Albany In­ternational has elected Erland Kailbourne chairman of the board. He replaces Frank Schmeler who retired as chairman after 44 years of service to the company. Mr. Kailbourne has been a director of the company…


  • New President and CEO of Loparex Group

    November 30, -0001
    Michael Apperson has been appointed president and CEO of Loparex Group. He will succeed Pentti Kallio, Loparex Group's CEO since September 2005, who will become a member of the Loparex Group supervisory board. Before joining Loparex, Mr. Apperson…


  • Propex Inc. has appointed interim president and CEO

    November 30, -0001
    The board of directors of Propex Inc. has appointed Woody McGee interim president and CEO of Propex. Mr. McGee is a seasoned executive consultant with Cer­berus Capital Management, L.P. and has extensive experience in executive management and the…


  • Fiberweb has announced cost cutting efforts

    November 30, -0001
    On the industrial side, Hans-Jrg Oberberg, president Europe industrial, will add Fiberweb's European filtration activities to his existing responsibilities.


  • Freudenberg Board Loses Member

    November 30, -0001
    Effective June 30, 2008, Albert Pürzer will leave the management board of the Freudenberg Group and will cease to be general partner of Freudenberg & Co. KG. The board of partners has agreed with Dr. Pürzer's wishes to be released from…


  • KAPCO (Kent Adhesive Products Co.) welcomes two new employees

    November 30, -0001
    KAPCO (Kent Adhesive Products Co.) welcomes two new employees. The first is John Fielding, technical services manager, who has worked in a quality setting for more than 30 years for manufacturers in the adhesives, rubber, plastics, automotive, aerosp…