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  • Glatfelter promotes Kent Matsumoto

    Glatfelter has promoted Kent Matsumoto to vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective immediately. In this capacity, he will report directly to Dante Parrini, chairman and CEO. “During his seven-month tenure as the inte…
    10.09.13

  • Fibers

    Leigh Fibers names Turner COO

    Darrell Turner has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Leigh Fibers, Inc., succeeding Keith Taylor. Taylor, who has been with the company for 37 years, will continue to consult with Leigh Fibers and will transition to its board of…
    10.08.13

  • Lenzing CFO to step down

    As a result of the changed market environment, Lenzing's production operations as well as marketing and sales activities will be upgraded. In the future Lenzing’s management board will consist of four instead of three members. CEO Peter Unt…
    10.07.13

  • India

    IFCP elects Mark Messura as chairman

    Mark Messura has been elected chairman of the International Forum for Cotton Promotion (IFCP) for a second term at the Annual Business Meeting of the membership held in Cartagena de Indias on October 1, 2013. Messura is the senior vice president of g…
    10.02.13

  • Associations | North America

    Collins joins INDA

    Former RKW exec to serve as director of member relations.
    09.16.13

  • Turkey

    Bryan Gregory joins Double E as chief executive

    Double E Company, LLC, a global supplier of web handling accessories to the paper, film, and foil web converting, packaging, and printing industries, has appointed Bryan Gregory as the company’s new CEO. Gregory has a broad background in indus…
    09.05.13

  • Adult Incontinence | Fibers | Filtration | Wipes

    Poole Company hires nonwoven specialist Craig Winebarger

    Will focus on business development of nonwoven fibers segment.
    09.04.13

  • AMSilk appoints Lin Römer as managing director

    Lin Römer was appointed as additional managing director of AMSilk effective August 1, 2013. Römer is co-founder and shareholder of AMSilk. Previously, he had already been involved in developing the technology together with Prof. Thomas Sche…
    09.04.13

  • SCA group treasurer Carl-Axel Olsson to retire

    Carl-Axel Olsson, SCA’s group treasurer retired August 31, 2013. Johan Rydin has been appointed to his successor. Rydin has been employed by SCA Treasury since 1988. He started his new position on September 1, 2013.…
    09.03.13

  • Wipes

    Former K-C executive joins Green Innovations as VP of sales

    Green Innovations Ltd. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Green Hygienics, Inc., has appointed Jeff Thurgood as its vice president of sales. Thurgood has 27 years of varied consumer products sales and management experience. He has led Fortu…
    08.27.13

  • Barry-Wehmiller promotes Jeff Hanson to int'l finance VP

    Jeffrey Hanson has been promoted to vice president of international finance for Barry-Wehmiller. With 25 years of international trade and banking experience, Hanson will contribute his broad range of skills and expertise toward enhancing Barry-Wehmil…
    08.09.13

  • Donaldson appoints Andrew Cecere to board

    Donaldson Company, Inc. has appointed Andrew Cecere to its board of directors, effective September 27th. The addition of Cecere brings the Donaldson Board to 11 members. Cecere, 53, is vice chairman and CFO of Minneapolis, MN-based U.S. Bancorp, a p…
    08.07.13

  • Electronics | India

    Dow announces retirement of Bill Banholzer

    A.N. Sreeram named corporate vice president of research and development.
    08.05.13

  • EDANA board appoints additional officers

    EDANA, the international association representing nonwovens and related materials, has appointed Mikael Staal Axelsen of Fibertex Personal Care, and Jelle Westertep of PGI, as officers, effective from July 1, 2013. They join the chair, Patricia Feath…
    08.02.13

  • New HR manager of Thrace Group

    Paul Leigh, HR manager, Don & Low, has been appointed to the position of HR manager, Europe for Thrace Group. Leigh will report to the group CFO Dimitris Malamos. In addition to his new areas of responsibility, Leigh will continue to carry out hi…
    07.31.13

  • PurThread Technologies appoints CEO and board member

    High-performance fabric firm appoints healthcare industry leader Lisa Grimes as CEO and adds UPMC's Dr. Tom Inglesby to board of directors.
    07.30.13

  • Needlepunch

    Chase adds sales exec

    Chase Machine & Engineering, Inc., has hired Jim Weeden as a sales executive. “Jim’s extensive experience in the nonwovens and textile product markets make him an invaluable addition to our team,” says Guy Gil, national sales ma…
    07.30.13

  • H.B. Fuller elects Ann Simonds to board

    Ann Simonds was elected as an independent member to H.B. Fuller Company’s board of directors, effective October 1. With Simonds’ election, the board will consist of eight directors, seven of whom are independent. Simonds is currently seni…
    07.30.13

  • Montalvo names chief operating officer

    The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has named Robin Goodwin as chief operating officer for the corporation. Goodwin’s responsibility will include managing day-to-day operations; overseeing sal…
    07.29.13

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Andreas Joehle named chairman of Paul Hartmann AG's board and CEO of Hartmann Group

    Effective July 1, 2013, Andreas Joehle was appointed chairman of the management board of Paul Hartmann AG and CEO of the international Hartmann Group. Since the beginning of the year he has been familiarizing himself with the Heidenheim-based health…
    07.01.13