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  • Needlepunch

    Asselin-Thibeau has named Johannes Haep its new CEO

    Asselin-Thibeau, part of NSC nonwoven, has named Johannes Haep its new CEO following the retirement last month of Marc Brabant. Before working in the nonwovens sector, Mr. Haep worked in the energy equipment industry. “I am proud to be offered…
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  • Airlaid | Composite | Spunlace

    Dan-Web has appointed Director-European Sales

    Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic to the position of director-European sales. Mr. Crainic brings almost 20 years of nonwoven and hygiene business experience to Dan-Web, including direct experience in airlaid, carded and spunlace technologies and th…
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  • Suominen Nonwovens

    Suominen Nonwovens has appointed two new account managers, Marika Aarnio-Mäkilä and Alexander Maximov. Ms. Aarnio-Mäkilä joined Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where she worked as a sales manager. She has extensive experience with…
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  • Needlepunch

    New CEO For NSC Nonwoven

    Asselin-Thibeau, part of NSC nonwoven, has named Johannes Haep its new CEO following the retirement in March of Marc Brabant. Before working in the nonwovens sector, Mr. Haep worked in the energy equipment industry. “I am proud to be offered th…
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  • Focke & Co., Inc.: Eric Knight

    Packaging machinery specialist Focke & Co., Inc. has appointed Erik Knight sales and marketing manager for North America. Mr. Knight joined the company in September to head the sales and marketing efforts for general packaging, working out of the…
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  • Airlaid | Composite | Spunlace

    Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic

    Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic to the position of director-European sales. Mr. Crainic brings almost 20 years of nonwoven and hygiene business experience to Dan-Web, including direct experience in airlaid, carded and spunlace technologies and th…
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  • DelStar Technologies: Hassan Bodaghi

    Hassan Bodaghi has joined the executive team of DelStar Technologies as vice president of new business development, reporting directly to Mark Abrahams, CEO. Dr. Bodaghi has more than 25 years of experience in corporate research and technology, as we…
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  • Baker Adhesives: Jim Stirn

    Baker Adhesives, a division of AMB Enterprises, has hired Jim Stirn as vice president of sales.  His 20-plus years in the water-based and hot melt industries is expected to help Baker Adhesives attain its planned growth in becoming a major suppl…
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  • New CFO For Ahlstrom

    As announced earlier, Seppo Parvi will join Ahlstrom to take on the position of chief financial officer and a member of the corporate executive team. He started in May and will be based at Ahlstrom’s head office in Helsinki, Finland.…
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  • Suominen Nonwovens: Jarmo Karjalainen

    Suominen Nonwovens has named a new sales manager, Jarmo Karjalainen. Mr. Karjalainen joins Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where he worked as sales and product development manager. He has ex­tensive experience with nonwovens due to his working hi…
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  • Baker Adhesives: Jim Stirn

    Baker Adhesives, a division of AMB En­terprises, LLC is has added Jim Stirn to its executive team as vice president of sales. Mr. Stirn’s 20-plus years in the water-based and hot melt industries is expected to help Baker Adhesives attain it…
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  • EDANA:Patricia Featherstone

    At its Annual General Meeting, EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has appointed Patricia Featherstone to the board of governors. As head of RKW’s Strategic Hygiene and Medical business unit and th…
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  • Fiberweb: Steve Dryden

    Fiberweb has named Steve Dryden a non-executive director of the company, effective June 1, 2009. Mr. Dryden has been the group finance director of DS Smith since April 2008. Prior to this, he was finance director of Filtrona and has also held senior…
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  • India

    KAPCO Converted Products: Nick Briggs and Jeff Perenic

    Kent, Ohio-based KAPCO Converted Products has made two recent additions to its staff. First, the company welcomes Nick Briggs, senior account representative.  Mr. Briggs will be responsible for the eastern and southern regions of the U.S. He has…
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  • Fibers

    Nonwoven Fibers: Wolfgang Plasser

    Wolfgang Plasser has been appointed vice president Nonwoven Fibers by Lenzing Fibers. As former managing director of Lenzing Plastics, he will take over the nonwovens business unit by July 1. Robert Gregan, who had previously managed Nonwoven Fibers,…
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  • RKW SE: Werner Feistkorn

    RKW SE has relieved Werner Feistkorn of his position as chairman and CEO of the executive management board of the company with immediate effect. Roland Roth, who has been a member of the executive management board of RKW for many years, takes over th…
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  • Trevira GmbH: Hemant Sharma

    Trevira GmbH has announced that Hemant Sharma ceased to be managing director effective in May. Hemant Sharma had taken up this position in September 2004. Trevira GmbH will now be headed by Elke Bäuerle as sole managing director. who joined Trev…
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  • Construction

    Bostik Inc.: Nelson Schmidt, Inc.

    Bostik Inc. has selected Nelson Schmidt, Inc. as its marketing agency after a competitive review. Nelson Schmidt will provide branding, advertising, public relations, direct mail, research and tradeshow support for Bostik’s Non-woven, Tape &…
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  • Industrial Textile Associates (ITA)

    Industrial Textile Associates (ITA) has formed a partnership/alliance between ITA and Subhash Batra (of SKBA), a consultant and professor emeritus of North Carolina State University. Bill Smith, ITA’s principal and founder, said he is delighted…
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  • Airlaid

    Dackeskog joins Duni

    will lead consumer business area in new position.a
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