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  • Oerlikon Names Michael Buscher CEO

    March 1, 2010
    Oerlikon Group has appointed Michael Buscher CEO. Dr. Buscher is expected to join Oerlikon in May 2010. Hans Ziegler will continue in his role as delegate of the board until Dr. Buscher is free from his previous contract obligations. Dr. Buscher has…


  • New Sales Director at Suominen

    March 1, 2010
    Suominen Nonwovens appointed Juha Jokinen its new sales director, effective February 2010.Mr. Jokinen will be responsible for managing and developing Suominen Nonwovens’ sales and marketing functions. He will be a member of Suominen Nonwovens manag…


  • Bill Wojcik JoinsParkinson Technologies

    March 1, 2010
    Parkinson Technologies Inc. has named Bill Wojcik regional sales manager. Mr. Wojcik will focus on serving the company’s customer base within the converting and nonwovens industries.Mr. Wojcik will be based in Peachtree City, GA and will service c…


  • AccuWeb Names Mid Atlantic Territory Rep

    March 1, 2010
    AccuWeb has named John Pritchard as the Mid Atlantic territory representative, covering New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia and Virginia. Mr. Pritchard previously worked for AccuWeb as a territory manager and has over 30 year…


  • New Board Manager at Propex Operating Company

    March 1, 2010
    Propex Operating Company has appointed Eugene Martineau to its board of managers. Mr. Martineau is currently founder of Martineau & Associates Consulting. He has over 40 years of experience in the ready-mixed concrete and related industries. He is th…


  • Fornoni Named Pantex CEO

    February 1, 2010
    James Cree has resigned as CEO of Italian hygiene supplier Pantex to return to the U.S., his home country. Mr. Cree will be replaced by Gianluigi Fornoni, a member of the Pantex board, who as COO has been assisting and advising Mr. Cree for over one…


  • P&G Makes Organizational Changes

    February 1, 2010
    Procter & Gamble has named Linda Clement-Holmes, senior vice president—global diversity and global business services, effective February 1, 2010.Ms. Clement-Holmes, a 27-year P&G veteran, will maintain her existing global business services responsi…


  • Ahlstrom Makes Senior Vice President Appointment

    February 1, 2010
    William Casey has been named senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens in Ahlstrom’s corporate executive team. His appointment is effective February 8, 2010. He will be based in Windsor Locks, CT.Mr. Casey’s latest position was as COO at Shawmut…


  • Pombier Joins Nordson

    February 1, 2010
    Nordson Corporation announced the appointment of Anne Pombier as director of corporate development.Ms. Pombier will be responsible for the identification, evaluation, analysis and completion of merger, acquisition and divestiture opportunities for No…


  • Sohi To Join Freudenberg Board

    February 1, 2010
    Mohsen Sohi will join the management board of Freudenberg on May 1, 2010. On July 1, 2010 he will take over from Jorg Sost, who will be retiring toward the middle of the year. Dr. Sohi will be responsible for the global sealing business.Dr. Sohi, wh…


  • TAL Names Development Exec

    February 1, 2010
    Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) has named James Docherty as product development executive at its UK-based manufacturing facility. Mr. Docherty will be involved in the testing and expansion of the current portfolio of SAF (Super Absorbent Fibre) produc…


  • Cognex Promotes Willett

    February 1, 2010
    Cognex Corp. has promoted Robert Willett to president and COO. Mr. Willett will assume these responsibilities in addition to his current role as president for the Modular Vision Systems, which is the largest operating division of Cognex. As presiden…


  • Suominen Nonwovens Names Sales Director

    February 1, 2010
    Suominen Nonwovens has named Juha Jokinen sales director. Mr. Jokinen will be responsible for managing and developing Suominen Nonwovens’ sales and marketing functions. He will be a member of Suominen Nonwovens’ management team and report to Paul…


  • SCA Packaging Names President For EU Ops

    February 1, 2010
    SCA has named Michael Cronin president of its European Packaging operations.Mr. Cronin has more than 30 years of experience with Alcan Packaging/Rio Tinto where he held various senior positions of increasing responsibility dealing with complex and mu…


  • Tapemark Promotes Steve Rau

    February 1, 2010
    Steve Rau has been promoted to vice president, technical operations at Tapemark. He had served as the director of engineering since 2006, and had assumed additional responsibilities for managing Tapemark Operations in July 2009. In his new role, he i…