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  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. Has Expanded Its Management Team

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    Concord, N.H.-based Nanocomp Tech­nologies, Inc. has expanded its management team. The company, which produces nonwoven sheets from single-wall carbon nanotubes, has chosen Mark Banash to join the company as vice president of engineering. He will…


  • Dan-Web Forming International A/S

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    Airlaid equipment specialist Dan-Web Forming International A/S has appointed Richard Knowlson vice president, Americas. According to Kurt Sørensen, COO of Dan-Web Forming International, “Mr. Knowlson has more than 20 years of experience…


  • Messe Frankfurt, Inc. Has Promoted Daniel McKinnon

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    Messe Frankfurt, Inc. has promoted Daniel McKinnon to the position of executive vice president, with management and oversight re­sponsibility for the company’s trade shows and business development efforts in North America. Mr. McKinnon has…


  • Former P&G Executive To Chair Cardinal Health

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    R. Kerry Clark, who left Procter & Gamble Co. for Cardinal Health 17 months ago, has been named chairman and CEO of the company. Mr. Clark, 55, succeeds Robert Walter, the founder of the Columbus-area health care supplier, who is retiring. He wil…


  • Vice President of Global Marketing and Technology

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    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…


  • Dyneon Has Named A President and General Manager

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    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…


  • Michelman Has Chosen Dowd and Guild Inc.

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    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…


  • Gneuss Inc. Has Added New Staff

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    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…


  • Andritz Küsters GmbH

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    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…


  • K-C Names Medical Director

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    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…


  • H&V Has Appointed Two Senior Executives

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    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…


  • BASF Has Appointed Director of Production

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    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…