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  • Dan-Web A/S Has Restructured

    Dan-Web A/S has recently restructured its organization. Three new business areas have been created—sales of equipment, products and test production. As part of the realignment, the day-to-day management of the company will be passed from Jann M…
    07.18.06

  • Buckeye Boosts Board Membership

    Virginia Wetherell has been elected to serve on the board of directors at Buckeye Technologies, Memphis, TN. Ms. Wetherell is president of Wetherell Consulting Inc., a Tallahassee, FL-based consulting and lobbying firm. Ms. Wetherell also has served…
    06.14.06

  • Replacement CFO of Propex Fabrics

    Lee McCarter has been named the replacement for Philip Barnes as CFO of Propex Fabrics, effective Jan. 1, 2007. For the remainder of the year, Mr. Barnes will work to establish certain global finance functions, including external reporting, SOX compl…
    06.14.06

  • Clopay Plastic Products Company

    Clopay Plastic Products Company, Mason, OH, has recently named Dan Toombs printing plant manager of its North American printing operation. Mr. Toombs brings 20 years of expertise in the printing industry into his new role and will continue to optimiz…
    06.14.06

  • Several Management Changes At Nordson Corporation

    Nordson Corporation has made several changes in the management of its adhesive dispensing and nonwoven fiber systems business. These changes, which will be effective immediately, will better focus senior management to growth opportunities and the con…
    06.14.06

  • P&G Appoints New Management

    Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, has initiated several recent management changes. In the first, R. Kerry Clark, vice chair of the board—P&G Family Heath, will retire after 32 years of service. Mr. Clark has been named chief executive o…
    05.17.06

  • Robert Black Joins Kimberly-Clark

    Robert Black has joined Kimberly-Clark as chief strategy officer, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Thomas Falk. In this newly created position, Mr. Black will be responsible for leading the development, execution and monitoring of th…
    05.17.06

  • Senior Management Changes at DuPont

    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, has initiated changes in its senior management. Among them, Diane Gulyas, chief marketing and sales officer, was named group vice president, DuPont Performance Materials. She succeeds Jeffrey Keefer, who will focus on increasi…
    05.17.06

  • Filtration

    Lydall Filtration/Separation

    Ian Grieves has joined Lydall Fil­tration/Separation, SAS as vice president of Lydall Filtration/Separation and general manager European operations. Mr. Grieves will have direct responsibility for Lydall’s St. Rivalain, France operations. P…
    05.17.06

  • Fibers

    Executive Vice President For Commercial Development

    Filtrona Fibertec has named Jeff Shugart as executive vice president for commercial development to lead the company’s growth globally. Mr. Shugart joins the company at its Colonial Heights, VA facility from Performance Fibers in Richmond, where…
    05.17.06

  • Precision Custom Coatings LLC Has Named General Manager

    Precision Custom Coatings LLC (PCC), Totowa, NJ, has named Moe Kovangji general manager. Mr. Kovangji, a native of Prizreni, Kosovo, is a 30-year industry veteran who will be responsible for the efficiency of operations and production. A li…
    05.17.06

  • FiberVisions Delaware Corporation

    FiberVisions Delaware Corporation, Wil­mington, DE, has named Stephen Wood as president and CEO. Gary Spitz was named chief financial officer. Dr. Wood previously served as CEO of Kraton Polymers, a specialty chemical company, and as chairman and…
    05.17.06

  • Cotton Incorporated Creates New Division

    In order to better achieve its mission of increasing the demand for and profitability of cotton, Cotton Incorporated has created a new division, Global Product Supply Chain, based at the company’s headquarters in Cary, NC. The new division…
    04.18.06

  • Global Industry Executive Director - Dow Corning

    Jeremy Burks has been named global industry executive director for Dow Corning’s paper and process industries, including textiles. Serving under Mr. Burks as global industry director for textiles is Patrick McLeod. The major market strateg…
    04.18.06

  • Re-Election Of Board Members

    The Nomination Committee of absorbent hygiene product manufacturer SCA has proposed the re-election of board members Rolf Borjesson, Soren Gyll, Tom Hedelius, Anders Nyren, Sverker Martin-Lof and Jan Astrom. Indra Asander has declined re-election. Th…
    04.18.06

  • Two New Chemists Join Michelman

    Two new chemists have joined Michelman as the company focuses on research and development in preparing to expand its product offerings. Talia Collins has assumed the position of senior research chemist responsible for new business development and Mic…
    04.18.06

  • Apparel

    Datatex TIS, Inc.

    Datatex TIS, Inc., a software supplier specializing in textile and apparel applications, has announced the recent hiring of Bob Beecy as director of U.S. marketing. Mr. Beecy will be working at the U.S. headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA and will…
    04.18.06

  • Fibers

    Freudenberg Executive Announces Retirement

    Peter Stehle has retired after 15 years as a member of the management board of Freudenberg & Co. KG, Weinheim, Ger­many. His colleagues Jörg Sost and Martin Stark have taken over responsibility for business in seals and vibration control…
    03.10.06

  • Suominen Corporation Appointed New President and CEO

    Kalle Tanhuanpää has been appointed president and CEO of Suominen Corporation as of May 2006. Mr. Tan­huanpää comes from Huhtamäki Oyj, where he was an executive committee member and where he had responsibility for global…
    03.10.06

  • Education

    Tidland, Camas, WA, Has Recruited Peter Wood

    Converting specialist Tidland, Camas, WA, has recruited Peter Wood as slitting product manager. Mr. Wood will join the Maxcess management team to lead the introduction of new slitting technology and education to meet the changing needs of the convert…
    03.10.06