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  • Alfred Watzl Retired

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • CEO of Fibertex Resigned

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • The Albis Group has a new director-business development

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • The Board of Directors of Znojmo Resigned

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Rexcell Names New VP Marketing and Sales

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Top Twenty Under 40 Award

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Cooley Group

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • BASF Has Appointed Director of Production

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • H&V Has Appointed Two Senior Executives

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • K-C Names Medical Director

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Andritz Ksters GmbH

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Gneuss Inc. Has Added New Staff

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Michelman Has Chosen Dowd and Guild Inc.

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Dyneon Has Named A President and General Manager

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Vice President of Global Marketing and Technology

    November 30, -0001
    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…