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  • British Vita's CEO Steps Down

    February 14, 2007
    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…


  • Loparex Has Appointed A Sales Director

    February 14, 2007
    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…


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

    February 14, 2007
    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…


  • Converting Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA)

    February 14, 2007
    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…


  • New Director Of Purchasing And International Sales

    February 14, 2007
    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…


  • British Vita's CEO Steps Down

    February 12, 2007
    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…


  • Fiberweb Makes Host Of Appointments

    December 19, 2006
    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…


  • Basell Has Appointed A President And Sr. Vice President

    December 19, 2006
    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…


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

    December 19, 2006
    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…


  • Rohm and Haas Company

    December 19, 2006
    Shruti Singhal has been named North American market manager for traffic paint polymers by the architectural and functional coatings business of Rohm and Haas Company, Spring House, PA. Mr. Singhal will drive strategy development for the traffic marki…


  • Michelman Has Hired Christophe Maertens In A New Position

    December 19, 2006
    Michelman has hired Christophe Maertens in the new position of laboratory supervisor at the company’s Aubange, Belgium facility. The addition of Mr. Maertens is expected to enhance customer technical service through streamlined project manageme…


  • Betty Tilley Has Joined Huntsman Textile Effects

    December 19, 2006
    Effective last month, Betty Tilley has joined Huntsman Textile Effects as a technical sales specialist for the U.S. and Canada. Her primary responsibilities will be with the technical textiles business and she will be based in High Point, NC. Ms. Til…


  • SSP Technology SpA

    December 19, 2006
    SSP Technology SpA has welcomed Enzo Salerni as a new sales manager. In this role, Mr. Salerni will support SSP’s strategic growth initiatives as a part of the global sales and marketing team. Mr. Salerni was formerly the area sales manager for…


  • Nordson Corporation

    December 19, 2006
    Nordson Corporation has promoted Michael Fornes to nonwovens global marketing manager for the company’s nonwovens systems business. In his new position, Mr. Fornes will direct nonwovens global marketing initiatives, specifically focusing on gro…


  • Olaf Schmidt Has Been Named Vice President at Messe Frankfurt.

    December 19, 2006
    Olaf Schmidt has been named vice president, responsible for the textile fairs core area of competence, at Messe Frankfurt. A textile engineer with a master’s degree in business administration, Mr. Schmidt replaces Stephan Kurzawski, who has bee…