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  • 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

  • Parkinson Technologies

    Parkinson Technologies has appointed Carl Nowiszewski segment manager and business development executive, nonwovens. Mr. Nowiszewski has more than 20 years of international experience in paper and nonwovens manufacturing, mostly with The Dexter Corpo…
    08.17.06

  • Louis P. Batson Named Group Manager

    Charles Little has been named group manager of Louis P. Batson company. He will oversee the sales and marketing efforts of Batson’s capital equipment. Mr. Little has served in senior management positions at Mount Vernon Mills, Cotton Manufacturing, I…
    08.17.06

  • Rick Baer at Paper Converting Machine Company Has Retired

    Rick Baer, executive vice president of corporate development at Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), has retired from his duties with PCMC and will join the board of parent company Barry-Wehmiller as a shareholder representative in October. The P…
    08.17.06

  • Maxcess International

    Maxcess International has recently made two recruitments. In the first, Steve Chapman has been named the local representative for North Carolina and South Carolina. Mr. Chapman's background in selling and servicing machined parts in the tooling indus…
    08.17.06

  • Biax-FiberFilm Has A Restructured Management Team

    Following the departure of John Stan, sales manager for the last five years, Biax-FiberFilm has a restructured management team in place at its new, larger manufacturing facility. Duane Zacharius, chemist, is heading up the company’s R&D efforts and c…
    08.17.06

  • FKI Logistex

    FKI Logistex has promoted Martin Clark to the position of director of marketing and business development for FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems North America. Mr. Clark, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of material handling experience, was…
    08.17.06

  • Apparel | 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

  • P&G Makes Appointments

    The Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble has put into place several management changes effective July 1, 2006. In the company’s beauty business, Paolo De Cesare, currently president—global skin care, personal cleansing and deodorant…
    07.18.06