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  • 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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    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 INDAĺs India committee

    November 30, -0001
    Seshadri Ramkumar, co-chairman of INDAĺs 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…