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  • President of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas

    May 23, 2007
    Fiberweb has named Dave Rousse to serve as president of its newly consolidated Fiberweb Americas unit. Mr. Rousse joined Fiberweb in late 2005 as president of Hygiene/Medical Americas. Derek Anderson, formerly president, Fiberweb Industrial Americas,…


  • CEO of Formed Fiber Technologies Retired

    May 23, 2007
    David MacMahon, long-time president and CEO of Formed Fiber Tech­nologies, Auburn, ME, retired last month. Mr. MacMahon will become vice chairman of the FFT board of directors, focusing on strategic issues. Mark Bennett will succeed Mr. MacM…


  • Tredegar Film Products

    May 23, 2007
    Tredegar Film Products (TFP), Richmond, VA, a subsidiary of Tredegar Corporation, has named Stefano Lupi general manager of its personal care business unit. As general manager, he will be responsible for TFP’s global personal care business prod…


  • Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, Has Re-Elected

    May 23, 2007
    Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, OH, has re-elected David D’Antoni, Diane McGarry and Steven Percy to serve as directors of the company. All will serve three-year terms expiring at the 2010 annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. D’Antoni ret…


  • Managing Director of Fleissner GmbH, Has Left the Company

    May 23, 2007
    Dr. Heller, managing director of Fleis­sner GmbH, has left the company at his own request effective March 2007. Company executives report that although they regret his decision, they respect his wish to return to his home in Northern Germany for…


  • INDA News

    May 23, 2007
    INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, Cary, NC, has named Steve Ogle its new technical director. A long-time veteran of the nonwovens and technical textiles industry, Mr. Ogle replaces Cos Camelio, who is retiring in June after six year…


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

    April 12, 2007
    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…


  • Colbond has appointed a Global Director, Research and Development

    April 12, 2007
    Based in Arnhem, The Netherlands, Colbond has appointed Jan Mahy global director, research and development effective this month. Dr. Mahy, who brings with him 18 years of professional experience, was previously employed by Akzo Nobel, a former parent…


  • Performance Fibers, Inc. has named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    April 12, 2007
    Polyester fiber specialist Performance Fibers, Inc. has named Torben Wetche vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Wetche brings more than 23 years of financial experience to Performance Fibers, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners. His…


  • BASF has appointed a Distribution Manager

    April 12, 2007
    BASF has appointed Nancy Hoblack distribution manager for the functional polymers regional business unit in North America. In her new role, Ms. Hoblack is responsible for managing relationships with all distributors that work with the BASF functional…


  • New Vice President of Performance Coatings (Noveon, Inc.)

    April 12, 2007
    Noveon, Inc. recently named Eric Schnur its new vice president, performance coatings. In his new role, Mr. Schnur will be responsible for leading business and growth activities related to the global performance coatings organization, including sales…


  • Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.

    April 12, 2007
    Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc. has named Uwe Peregi new general manager following the relocation of Thomas Herrmann, who will take over as CEO sales and finances at Herrmann Ultrasonics in Germany. “My father, Walter Herrmann, founder of our family…


  • Global Sales Manager

    April 12, 2007
    Jeffrey Kane has been named global sales manager for pneumatic trim and scrap waste conveying system manufacturer Precision AirConvey Corporation. Former­ly vice president for a national industrial supply company where he was named account manage…


  • Branson Ultrasonics Corporation

    April 12, 2007
    Branson Ultrasonics Corporation recently announced the appointment of Ed Boone as president. In his new role, Mr. Boone will have responsibility for overseeing the worldwide operations of Branson Ultra­sonics Corporation, a manufacturer of plasti…


  • President of Boyd Converting Company

    April 12, 2007
    Stephen Boyd has taken over the position of president of Boyd Converting Company.  Mr. Boyd joined Boyd Converting as sales manager, specialty papers in 1999 and was promoted to vice president of sales in 2004. Bronly Boyd founded Boyd Convertin…