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  • Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens

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    Effective September 1, Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens has moved Henri Laitervo—formerly the company’s sales director—to the position of director of new business development and marketing. He will be steering the development of new bus…


  • Lydall Inc. Has A New President

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    Roll goods producer Lydall Inc., Man­chester, CT, has named Dale Barnhart its new president and chief executive, replacing current CEO David Freeman, who is retiring. Mr. Barnhart, who joined the company on August 27, served as CEO of Synventive…


  • New VP, GM North America For Polymer Group

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    Greg Crawford has joined Polymer Group as vice president, general manager of North America. He replaces Mike Hale, who was recently appointed to the new position of COO. Mr. Crawford, who reports to Mr. Hale, will be responsible for increasing Polyme…


  • Scott Wiese Has Joined Maxcess International

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    Scott Wiese has joined Maxcess International, Oklahoma City, OK, to provide local expertise for Fife, MAGPOWR and Tidland products in Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota and Nebraska. Mr. Scott has extensive experience in gener…


  • Barry-Wehmiller Companies

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    Barry-Wehmiller Companies has an­nounced the promotion of Brian Wel­linghoff to director, L3 Journey. In this role, Mr. Wellinghoff will collaborate with Barry-Wehmiller chairman & CEO Bob Chapman and Lean specialist Dick Ryan (formerly o…


  • Allen Trent of Martin Automatic, Rockford, IL, Has Retired

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    Allen Trent, Southeastern U.S. sales consultant for Martin Automatic, Rockford, IL, has retired. Mr. Trent’s career with Martin spanned nearly 24 years, starting as a midwestern regional salesperson in 1983. In the mid-1980s, building on his ex…


  • Berangere Amestoy Left the NSC Group

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    Bérangère Amestoy left the NSC Group in July. Cristina Soares is the company's new contact for all NSC Nonwoven communications and marketing matters, effective last month.…


  • Rayonier Added To Its Board of Directors

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    Rayonier, Jacksonville, FL, has appointed V. Larkin Martin to its board of directors effective last month. Since 1990, Ms. Martin has been the managing partner of Martin Farm and vice president of The Albemarle Corporation. Both are family businesses…


  • Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex Bolstered The Company's Research Capabilities

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    Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex, Re­search Triangle Park, NC, recently bolstered the company’s research capabilities in adhesives through a new team addition, Sandra Case, who has joined Dow Reichhold as a research associate. Ms. Case has a s…


  • Fiberweb Names New Vice Presidents

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    Fiberweb Americas has named John Juric vice president of Finance, Americas and David Keough vice president of Consumer Care. Mr. Juric brings more than 20 years of financial experience to Fiberweb, including 15 years in the chemical and specialty pro…


  • Kapco Has Made Several Recent Personnel Appointments.

    November 30, -0001
    Kapco has made several recent personnel appointments. In the first, Dave Ernst was promoted to a new inventory control position. Kapco created this position to improve inventory accuracy and provide the best possible service to its customers. Mr. Ern…


  • The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA)

    November 30, -0001
    During its mid-year meeting in Washington, D.C., The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) board of directors elected Tony Frencham, global business director and general manager—cleaning. The current term of the new board members lasts through J…


  • Gerd Ries Chairman of EDANA

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    At the Annual General Meeting of EDANA, the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, held in Berlin, Germany in May, Gerd Ries was elected chairman of EDANA by members for a one-year term of office. Mr. Ries, who is vice president EAME, Regula…


  • New Global Business Development Manager

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    Frank Burkus recently joined Nordson Corporation as global business development manager for new materials in the Adhesive Systems Group. Mr. Burkus will be based in Duluth, GA, reporting to Eric Luftig, global marketing manager for Nordson’s Ad…


  • Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex Strengthened Its Technical and Research Capabilities

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    Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex has strengthened its technical and research capabilities in the roofing materials market through a strategic new hire. James Chantler has joined Dow Reichhold as a research associate. Dr. Chantler has significant experie…