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  • 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 companyís 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

  • Filtration

    Freudenberg Nonwovens

    The North American Filtration Division of Freudenberg Nonwovens has named Randall Michael product marketing manager for micronAir cabin air filtration. In his position, Mr. Michael is responsible for promoting the micronAir cabin air filter brand, su…
    07.18.06

  • New Organizational Structure

    Polymer Group, Inc. (PGI) has put into place a new organizational structure designed to better serve the company’s customers and growth strategies in its developed markets. The company named Michael Hale vice president and general manager, U.S.…
    07.18.06

  • Wipes

    Management Changes Are Planned for Suominen Corporation

    Several key management changes are planned for Suominen Corporation. Among them, Esa Palttala, executive vice president of the wipes and nonwovens business area, will retire in July. Vice president Pekka Rautala, general manager of the wet wipes busi…
    07.18.06

  • Betsy Whitley Has Joined BASF

    Betsy Whitley has joined the BASF superabsorbent polymer management team in North America as market development specialist for technical applications. In her new position, Ms. Whitley is responsible for the development of superabsorbent polymer usage…
    07.18.06

  • New Member To The Board

    Rayonier has added a new member to its board of directors. Lee Thomas, the former president and chief operating officer of Georgia-Pacific, joined the board of Rayonier in June. Mr. Thomas was president of Georgia-Pacific from 2002 until his retireme…
    07.18.06

  • Fibers

    Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    Performance Fibers has named James Johnson II vice president, chief information officer to lead the company’s global information technology group. Mr. Johnson previously worked at Honey­well’s specialty materials business group, where…
    07.18.06

  • 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