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

    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…
    12.19.06

  • India

    Smith, Johnson  & Associates

    Mark Snider has joined the consulting practice of Smith, Johnson  & Associates as a principal. Mr. Snider was welcomed into the firm in late October and is expected to provide clients with expanded dimensions in equipment and process en…
    12.19.06

  • Apparel | Filtration | India | Wipes

    Fiberweb plc, Simpsonville, SC, has made several recent 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, Pamela Lewis was…
    12.14.06

  • K-C Creates New Chief Marketing Position

    Anthony Palmer will join Kimberly-Clark Corporation as chief marketing officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. In this newly created position, Mr. Palmer will be responsible for leading the development of a global, enterprise-wide focus o…
    11.16.06

  • Wipes

    Suominen Corporation Has Plans To Reorganized

    Suominen Corp­oration, Tampere, Finland, plans to improve its operational efficiency and faster exploit its synergies through more cohesive central steering of product development and process efficiency. Effective October 2006, responsibilities f…
    11.16.06

  • Filtration | Meltblown

    Managing Director of Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC

    Keith Hayward is now managing director of Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC, which is part of Bennington, NH-based Monadnock Paper Mills. Mr. Hayward has 15 years of experience in the global nonwovens/filtration industry. He reports to Richard Verney, chairma…
    11.16.06

  • Composite | Construction

    Director Of Operations For Clopay Europe

    Clopay Plastic Products has named Vance Greene director of operations for Clopay Europe. Mr. Greene will support Clopay’s Finotech Verbun­dstoffe GmbH & Co. KG, Böhme Clopay GmbH Verpackungsfolien and APA Advanced Printing Aschersl…
    11.16.06

  • Composite | Construction | Filtration | Meltblown | Wipes

    K-C Creates New Chief Marketing Position

    Anthony Palmer will join Kimberly-Clark Corporation as chief marketing officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. In this newly created position, Mr. Palmer will be responsible for leading the development of a global, enterprise-wide focus o…
    11.08.06

  • Spunlace | Thermal Bonded

    Feroe Joins Neumag Saurer's U.S. Sales Team

    Daniel Feroe has joined Neu­mag Saurer’s U.S. sales team as the nonwovens director for North America effective August 2006. Mr. Feroe has 20 years of nonwovens machine sales with experience in needle­punch, spunlace, thermal bonded…
    10.20.06

  • Promotion At Paper Converting Machine Company

    Paper Converting Machine Company has  promoted Dave Kessenich to product development manager. “Mr. Kessenich has been selected because of his leadership experience and capabilities,” said global sales director Mark Gillis, who recent…
    10.20.06

  • Fibers

    Personnel Changes At Performance Fibers

    Polyester producer Performance Fibers has made two recent personnel changes. In the first, Clark Halladay has been appointed global marketing director, Americas sales director for its industrial segment. Mr. Halladay will lead the company’s gro…
    10.20.06

  • Wipes

    Suominen Reorganizes Management Structure

    Roll goods producer Suominen Corp­oration has made several changes to its group organization and management. In the first, Heikki Bergholm, who was president and CEO of the company until May 2006, was succeeded by Kalle Tanhuanpää. Also…
    09.14.06

  • Chairman, President and CEO of Rayonier Plans To Retire

    W. Lee Nutter, chairman, president and CEO of Rayonier, Jacksonville, FL, plans to retire in mid-2007 after 40 years with the company. Mr. Nutter has been in his current position since 1999 and president and a director since 1996. In a statement,…
    09.14.06

  • Local Sales and Support For Fife

    Maxcess International, Oklahoma City, OK, has recruited Lee Nanney to provide local sales and support for Fife, Magpowr and Tidland customers in Illinois. Mr. Nanney has extensive experience in web handling to help converters optimize their manufact…
    09.14.06

  • Joel Robinson Joined NDC Infrared Engineering

    Joel Robinson has joined NDC Infrared Engineering, Irwindale, CA, in the role of product engineer. Mr. Robinson will help manage new product development as well as provide support for existing products. This function is expected help streamline deve…
    09.14.06

  • Johnson & Associates

    D. Keith Osteen has joined Smith, Johnson & Associates, Turnersville, NJ, as a principal. Mr. Osteen was welcomed into the firm in late July and is reportedly already contributing to a number of projects. Mr. Osteen has more than 30 years experience…
    09.14.06

  • FiberLok Named IT Manager

    FiberLok, Fort Collins, CO, recently named Cary Bergeron IT manager. Our rapid growth creates a constant need for streamlined IT and communication solutions, said Brown Abrams, co-founder and CEO of FiberLok. Ms. Bergeron will serve as a resourcef…
    09.14.06

  • Wipes

    Suominen Reorganizes Management Structure

    Roll goods producer Suominen Corporation has made several changes to its group organization and management. In the first, Heikki Bergholm, who was president and CEO of the company until May 2006, was succeeded by Kalle Tanhuanpää. Also, eff…
    09.11.06

  • Filtration

    Lydall Reorganizes Charter Medical

    Lydall, Inc., Manchester, CT, has initiated a realignment of responsibilities at its Charter Medical subsidiary in Winston-Salem, NC. Under this reoganization scheme, vice president, general manager Lisa Krallis-Nixon has left the company. In the int…
    08.17.06

  • Apparel

    Precision Custom Coatings LLC Named Marketing Director

    Industrial and apparel fabric specialist Precision Custom Coatings LLC (PCC), Totowa, NJ, has named Gunther Hoffman marketing director, automotive division, to develop and market new products. A native of Germany and a 25-year industry veteran i…
    08.17.06