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  • 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 Batsons 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 companys 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