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  • Fibers | Mergers and Acquisitions

    K-C Names New President of North Atlantic Family Care Biz

    Personal care products giant Kimberly-Clark Corporation has brought Gordon Knapp on board as president of its North Atlantic Family Care business. In this role, Mr. Knapp will be responsible for identifying and pursuing strategic growth opportunities…
    04.12.07

  • K-C Elects Chief Information Officer

    Kimberly-Clark has appointed Ramon Baez chief information officer and vice president of information technology services. Mr. Baez will be responsible for leading K-C’s enterprise-wide information systems initiatives to support the company&rsquo…
    03.15.07

  • Senior Vice President of Marketing

    Westport, CT-based Playtex Products, Inc. has named Gary Cohen senior vice president, marketing. Mr. Cohen has more than 18 years of classical consumer packaged goods experience and was previously at The Gillette Company, which was acquired by Procte…
    03.15.07

  • SCA Has Re-Elected Board Members

    SCA, Stockholm, Sweden has re-elected board members Rolf Borjesson, Soren Gyll, Tom Hedelius, Leif Johansson, Anders Nyren, Sverker Martin-Lof, Barbara Thoralfsson and Jan Astrom. In addition, Sverker Martin-Lof has been re-appointed chairman of the…
    03.15.07

  • Freudenberg Nonwovens

    Effective March 2007, Stephan Tanda has left Freudenberg Nonwovens to join Royal DSM N.V., where he has been elected to the management board. Effective the same date, George Cartwright, former executive director of BBA Group, will assume the role of…
    03.15.07

  • Global Industry Director At Dow Corning Corporation

    Dow Corning Corporation has named Jean Bailly its global industry director for the company’s Pressure Sensitive and Paper business. Based in Seneffe, Belgium, Mr. Bailly is a veteran of the industry, having served previously as Dow Corning&rsqu…
    03.15.07

  • New Member Of The Board Of Directors

    Technical fiber producer Gruppo Tessile Abati has made Ezio Mazzoleni a new member of the board of directors of Abafil/Tecnofilati. According to the company, this appointment is grounded on a strategy aimed at fostering Gruppo Tessile Abati’s k…
    03.15.07

  • Several Appointments Have Been Made At Loparex Group

    Several appointments have been made at Loparex Group. In the first, Heikki Kotala has been named development director effective Fenruary 2007. He will be located in Lohja and reports to CEO Pentti Kallio. Mr. Kotala, who will continue as member of Lo…
    03.15.07

  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.

    Mark Fisher has been named operations manager for Parkinson Technologies Inc. Mr. Fisher’s role includes overseeing purchasing, materials management, manufacturing, assembly and facility maintenance. With a background in design and engineering,…
    03.15.07

  • Uwe Gerigk Names New International Sales Manager

    Elsner Engineering Works, Inc. has hired Uwe Gerigk as its new international sales manager and has also announced the opening of its new sales office in Bremen, Germany.   Mr. Gerigk will initially be responsible for Elsner’s direct s…
    03.15.07

  • The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Board of Directors

    Executives from Croda Inc., Stepan Co. and Unilever are the newest members of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) board of directors. During SDA’s 81st annual meeting and industry convention in Boca Raton, FL, the board elected: Kevin Gall…
    03.15.07

  • British Vita's CEO Steps Down

    John Oliver has been appointed interim CEO at British Vita following the decision of Howard Harris to step down from the CEO role. Mr. Harris remains a non-executive director. Mr. Oliver is a partner at British Vita’s private equity owners Texa…
    02.14.07

  • Loparex Has Appointed A Sales Director

    Loparex has appointed Nick Burrows sales director responsible for the sales of specialty papers in the U.K. Mr. Burrows has been in charge of Loparex’s specialty paper sales in the U.K. since the late 1970s—via his own agency during recen…
    02.14.07

  • Peter Termyn Has Been Appointed President and CEO of Parkinson Technologies

    After leading the company’s commercial efforts for two years, Peter Termyn has been appointed president and CEO of Parkinson Technologies. Through his direction, the company’s commercial organization and supporting capabilities have been…
    02.14.07

  • Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA)

    Ron Schmidt, director for Maxcess International, has been elected president of the Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA). Mr. Schmidt brings more than 30 years of experience in the web processing and converting industry. In addition t…
    02.14.07

  • New Director Of Purchasing And International Sales

    Martex Fiber Southern Corporation, the Spartanburg, SC-headquartered recycled industrial textile product specialist, has brought on Elton Hardy as its new director of purchasing and international sales under Jimmy Jarrett, COO. Mr. Hardy joins Martex…
    02.14.07

  • British Vita's CEO Steps Down

    John Oliver has been appointed interim CEO at British Vita following the decision of Howard Harris to step down from the CEO role. Mr. Harris remains a non-executive director. Mr. Oliver is a partner at British Vita's private equity owners Texas Paci…
    02.12.07

  • Apparel | Filtration | Wipes

    Fiberweb Makes Host Of Appointments

    Fiberweb plc, Simpsonville, SC, has made several recent appointments. Among them, the company has promoted Pamela Lewis and added Robert Baldy and Hollynn Moody to its Hygiene/Medical Americas sales and marketing teams. In June 2006, Ms. Lewis was na…
    12.19.06

  • Basell Has Appointed A President And Sr. Vice President

    Basell has appointed Michael Mulrooney president of Basell Poly­olefins North America and Hans-Robert Schmidt as senior vice president, sales, marketing and monomer for North America. In his new role, Mr. Mulrooney is responsible for Basell&rsquo…
    12.19.06

  • David Brown, II Joins The Board of Directors at Rayonier

    Effective November 1, C. David Brown, II, chairman of the Florida law firm Broad and Cassel, has joined the board of directors of Jacksonville, FL-based Rayonier. Mr. Brown joined Broad and Cassel in 1980 and has been chairman since 2000. As a member…
    12.19.06