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  • 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…


  • Tufco Technologies Taps Robinson

    February 1, 2010
    Tufco Technologies appointed James Robinson vice president, business development of its Green Bay, WI Contract Manufacturing division.Mr. Robinson has over 15 years of experience in the global consumer products industry, with a specialization in hygi…


  • Nancy Taylor Appointed as Successor

    January 1, 2010
    Tredegar Corporation announced that John Gottwald is retiring as Tredegar’s president and chief executive officer. Mr. Gottwald joined Tredegar in 1989 and served as president and CEO from 1989 to 2001 and from 2006 to the present. He will continue…


  • Norman Named PGI CFO

    January 1, 2010
    Polymer Group, Inc. announced that Dennis Norman has been appointed chief financial officer of the company. Mr. Nor­man previously served as vice president, strategy and corporate development.Mr. Norman has been a key leader with PGI over the last 1…


  • New CCO at Danish Airlaid Technology

    January 1, 2010
    Anders Uttersäv has joined Danish Airlaid Technology A/S as CCO. Mr. Uttersäv was previously associated with Rexcell.…


  • New OEM/Sales Manager at Advanced Blending Solutions

    January 1, 2010
    Ron Beaudoin has been named systems/OEM sales manager at Advanced Blending Solutions. Mr. Beaudoin will support ABS customers in the eastern and western parts of the U.S. and throughout Canada. Mr. Beaudoin has more than 20 years of sales and marketi…


  • Avgol’s CEO resigns

    January 1, 2010
    Nir Peleg has resigned as Avgol’s CEO. Achai Bonneh, vice president of technology is interim CEO. When a new CEO is named, Mr. Bonneh will serve as deputy chairman R&D and technology.…


  • Ahlstrom Announces Key Appointments

    December 1, 2009
    Ahlstrom Corp. has named Jouni Kallio group treasurer. Mr. Kallio joins Ahlstrom from Aventum Fund Management where he served as director, fund manager. Prior to his previous position, Mr. Kallio spent almost 20 years in various treasury positions at…


  • Rayonier Promotes Two Executives

    December 1, 2009
    Rayonier has promoted Paul Boynton to executive vice president, Forest Resources and Real Estate. In this newly created position Mr. Boynton will be responsible for Rayonier’s Forest Resources business which manages nearly 2.5 million acres of timb…


  • New Technical Manager At Dienes

    December 1, 2009
    Dienes Werke has named Josef Nelles as technical manager, responsible for CAD, manufacture, process planning and development. Mr. Nelles has a degree in mechanical engineering. He served as a constructing engineer at Ackermann-Fruehauf GmbH, and was…


  • Rittmeyer Promoted At Martin Automatic

    December 1, 2009
    Martin Automatic has named Gavin Rittmeyer as vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Rittmeyer replaces David Wright, who retired at the end of October after 32 years with Martin Automatic. Mr. Rittmeyer joined Martin in 1990. He has served in pr…


  • Don & Low Makes Personnel Appointments

    December 1, 2009
    Don & Low has named Duncan Gellatly sales director, nonwovens; Dr. Alan Wightman joins Don & Low as development manager, wovens, and David Avril was named development manager, nonwovens.…