People In The News

  • Technical Services Manager

    July 26, 2007
    Lamination and coating specialist Duracote Corporation, Ravenna, OH, welcomes Richard Olechnowicz as technical services manager. With more than two decades of managing testing laboratories as well as developing and implementing quality systems, Mr.…


  • John Morton III to Board of Directors

    July 26, 2007
    St. Louis, MO-based Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. has named John Morton III to its board of directors. Mr. Morton has more than three decades of leadership in the banking and investment services industry, most recently as president of Premier Ban…


  • PGI Names New CEO

    May 23, 2007
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has launched a new global marketing organization. As part of the new structure, three senior executives with extensive consumer products and marketing experience will join K-C in new roles that report to chief marketing off…


  • Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors

    May 23, 2007
    Polymer Group, Inc. named Veronica Hagen chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors, effective last month. Ms. Hagen brings more than 25 years of extensive operations and global industrial market experience with large, internation…


  • 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…