People In The News

  • Ken Jacobson Has Joined Techmer PM

    November 30, -0001
    Ken Jacobson has joined Techmer PM as vice president and general manager of the Fibers Division.  He will be based at the company’s Fiber Service Center in Dalton, GA and will report to president and CEO John Manuck. Mr. Jacobson will be r…


  • Dial Corporation Board of Directors

    November 30, -0001
    Elizabeth Harvey, a senior executive at the Scottsdale, AZ-based Dial Corpor­ation, has joined the board of directors of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). SDA is the U.S. trade association of the cleaning products and oleochemical industr…


  • Standard Mill Machinery Corporation Has Named President

    November 30, -0001
    Standard Mill Machinery Corporation, West Warwick, RI, has named David Austin president and owner. He has worked for the company since 1996, most recently as vice president. Arthur Lavoie, former co-owner, continues to work with Mr. Austin, assisting…


  • Pliant Corporation

    November 30, -0001
    Gail Becke has been named technical director of personal care/medical for Pliant Corporation. Ms. Becke was most recently research and development associate director of Tredegar Films and has also worked at the Dow Chemical Company. She holds a B.S.…


  • Avery Dennison Elected Director

    November 30, -0001
    Avery Dennison has elected Rolf Bor­jesson director of the company, effective January 5, 2005.  Mr. Borjesson is chairman of Rexam PLC, one of the world's top five consumer packaging companies and its leading beverage can manufacturer. Prior…


  • Freudenberg Household Products

    November 30, -0001
    Klaus Peter Meier has assumed responsibility for the management of Freudenberg Household Products in Weinheim, Germany effective January 1. He replaces Hans Georg Franke, 54, who is leaving the company. Meier has been an executive at Freudenberg Hous…


  • Duni Names Executive VP & Deputy CEO

    November 30, -0001
    Gun Nilsson has been named executive vice president and deputy CEO of Swedish airlaid producer Duni. Ms. Nilsson will continue to hold her responsibility in corporate development.…


  • Dan-Webs Thordahl Leaves MD Position

    November 30, -0001
    The Managing Director of Dan-Web­forming International and Dan-Web Research and Development A/S, Jens Erik Thordahl, has decided to leave his position. His responsibilities in the group have been split  between Lars Windfeld and Lars Laursen…


  • Cascades Tissue Group Has Appointed Vice President of Sales

    November 30, -0001
    Cascades Tissue Group, Candiac, Canada, has appointed Stephan Doyon vice president of sales, North America for the commercial and industrial division. Mr. Doyon joined Cascades Tissue Group in 1991 as a customer service representative. He went on to…


  • SML Mashinengesellschaft

    November 30, -0001
    SML Mashinengesellschaft has appointed Karl Stöger managing director. He will replace Bruno Haider who is retiring. Mr. Stöger has been with the company since 1985 and has gained vast experience as both a technician and businessman. He last…


  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.

    November 30, -0001
    Parkinson Technologies Inc. has named Carol Royal  nonwovens and paper sales manager. With more than 20 years of experience as a technical service professional, Ms. Royal has a proven track record in market development for customer-focused, serv…


  • Fleissner GmbH

    November 30, -0001
    Dr. Jürgen Heller has taken over as technical managing director of Fleissner GmbH. Previously Dr. Heller was a member of the top management of Hauni Maschinenbau AG, a company of Körber AG in Hamburg. He was responsible for technical engine…


  • Several Personnel Changes At Pliant Corporation

    November 30, -0001
    Several personnel changes have taken place at Pliant Corporation, Schaum­burg, IL. Kevin Howard will assume the post of vice president of North American sales for printed products. In this new key role, Mr. Howard will be in charge of leading Pli…


  • MesseFrankfurt

    November 30, -0001
    Detlef Braun has been appointed to the management team of MesseFrankfurt. He has worked for Philip Morris Group, the Lancaster Group and Joop.…


  • Chairman of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association

    November 30, -0001
    Donald Clark has been elected chairman of the American Fiber Manu­facturers Association. He also serves as president and CEO of Pliana. Previously, Mr. Clark served as vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee for AFMA. He succeeds Wa…