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  • Laura Raitio resigns from Ahlstrom

    Laura Raitio, executive vice president, building and energy business area, has resigned from Ahlstrom Corporation at her own request. Raitio joined Ahlstrom in 1990 and has been a member of the executive management team since 2006. She will continue…
    01.23.14

  • PPG appoints Kevin McDonald as VP (fiber glass)

    PPG Industries has appointed Kevin McDonald, as vice president, fiber glass, effective March 1. McDonald is currently PPG general manager, reinforcements, and leader for fiber glass in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He will…
    Tim Wright 01.14.14

  • Associations | Education | Fibers

    INDA names Joan Izzo director of marketing

    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has appointed Joan Izzo as its new director of marketing. Izzo brings years of experience in marketing for international nonwovens and advanced material companies to the position. Most recently…
    Tim Wright 01.14.14

  • Techmer PM names Mark Jones global nonwovens market manager

    Jones to lead the Techmer PM nonwovens team and focus on global nonwovens growth opportunities.
    Tim Wright 01.13.14

  • Composite

    James Cropper names Dave Watson COO

    James Cropper PLC has named Dave Watson to the board of the company as chief operating officer effective Jan. 1, 2014. His responsibilities include global operational excellence and active involvement in delivering the company's strategic growth…
    Tim Wright 01.03.14

  • Ahlstrom appoints Sakari Ahdekivi as new CFO

    Sakari Ahdekivi has been appointed chief financial officer and member of the executive management team at Ahlstrom. He will join the company on February 1, 2014. Prior to Ahlstrom, Ahdekivi was managing director at Tamro Finland and Baltics. He has a…
    12.30.13

  • Klapper named Rieter chairman

    Will assume position next month.
    12.17.13

  • Autoneum Holding appoints CFO

    Autoneum Holding Ltd. has appointed Martin Zwyssig as CFO and member of the group executive board. Zwyssig has long-standing experience as CFO of stock-listed industrial enterprises operating globally. He will take up his duties after a handover phas…
    12.06.13

  • Lennart Persson, CFO and executive VP of SCA, to retire

    SCA’s CFO and executive vice president Lennart Persson will retire on July 1, 2014, after contributing to SCA’s growth in a number of senior positions since 1987. Fredrik Rystedt, 49, will succeed Persson and will become a member of SCA&r…
    12.05.13

  • Apparel | Shows / Events | Turkey

    New management at Messe Frankfurt

    Kathryn Fitts and Dennis Smith are the new management team at Messe Frankfurt Inc. in Atlanta, GA, U.S., taking over from John Gallagher, who has decided to move into a different direction. With immediate effect, Fitts and Smith have been appointed…
    12.04.13

  • K-C Professional names new VP for North America

    Kimberly-Clark Professional has named Tim Feeheley as its new vice president for Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. Feeheley succeeds Richard Thorne, who recently was named to lead Kimberly-Clark Professional's Asia-Pacific Region. Feehe…
    Tim Wright 12.03.13

  • Wipes

    Willis to Nonwovens By Design

    Jeff Willis has formed a new venture called Nonwovens By Design. The new company will specialize in product design for consumer, medical, wipes and hygiene markets as well as provide sales supports for select clients. Willis was previously with Texel…
    Tim Wright 12.02.13

  • Archroma names Stephan Sielaff COO

    Archroma has named Stephan Sielaff as its COO. Based in Reinach, Switzerland, Sielaff will oversee the business' global production, manufacturing and integrated supply chain activities. He brings Archroma diverse and global materials and process…
    Tim Wright 12.02.13

  • Montalvo names sales manage for Germany

    The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has named Dietmar Herzog as sales manager for Germany. Herzog’s primary responsibilities will include sales support in Germany, expansion of Montalvo’s…
    Tim Wright 12.02.13

  • Teruo Horino named sales manager for NDC Japan

    NDC Infrared Engineering has expanded its Japan operations through the appointment of Teruo Horino as sales manager, Japan for its web gauging and metals systems. Horino-san has experience in industrial measurement and control systems across a wide r…
    11.19.13

  • Paul Walsh named chairman of Ontex

    Ontex's board has nominated Paul Walsh as the new chairman of the company, who will take up the position from January 1, 2014. Current chairman Adrian Bellamy is set to retire. “I am very pleased Paul will be joining the board and succeedi…
    11.15.13

  • P&G announces organizational changes

    The Procter & Gamble Company announced that Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman and advisor to the chairman and CEO, will retire from the company, effective January 2, 2014, after 37 years of service. Panayotopoulos joined P&G in 1977. He…
    11.14.13

  • Education

    NDC names Terry Patterson VP global customer care

    NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed Terry Patterson vice president of global customer care for its sensors, systems and metals divisions. Patterson’s responsibilities involve managing NDC’s customer care division and for developing its…
    11.05.13

  • P&G Professional's Alan Tomblin elected to ISSA 2014 board

    Alan Tomblin, sales manager, North America, P&G Professional, was elected to the 2014 International Sanitary Suppliers Association (ISSA) board of directors. Tomblin will serve as vice president/president elect of the association's board when…
    11.05.13

  • Oerlikon appoints Brice Koch CEO

    Oerlikon has appointed Brice Koch as group CEO. He will assume the role during the first quarter of 2014. Koch has held a number of leadership roles over the last 20 years and is now a member of the ABB Group executive committee and head of the $8 bi…
    11.04.13