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  • Freudenberg Nonwovens

    March 15, 2007
    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…


  • Global Industry Director At Dow Corning Corporation

    March 15, 2007
    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…


  • New Member Of The Board Of Directors

    March 15, 2007
    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…


  • Several Appointments Have Been Made At Loparex Group

    March 15, 2007
    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…


  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.

    March 15, 2007
    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,…


  • Uwe Gerigk Names New International Sales Manager

    March 15, 2007
    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…


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

    March 15, 2007
    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…


  • 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…