People In The News

  • Maxcess International

    August 17, 2006
    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…


  • Biax-FiberFilm Has A Restructured Management Team

    August 17, 2006
    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…


  • FKI Logistex

    August 17, 2006
    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…


  • Lydall Reorganizes Charter Medical

    August 17, 2006
    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…


  • P&G Makes Appointments

    July 18, 2006
    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…


  • Freudenberg Nonwovens

    July 18, 2006
    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…


  • New Organizational Structure

    July 18, 2006
    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.…


  • Management Changes Are Planned for Suominen Corporation

    July 18, 2006
    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…


  • Betsy Whitley Has Joined BASF

    July 18, 2006
    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…


  • New Member To The Board

    July 18, 2006
    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…


  • Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    July 18, 2006
    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…


  • Dan-Web A/S Has Restructured

    July 18, 2006
    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…


  • Buckeye Boosts Board Membership

    June 14, 2006
    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…


  • Replacement CFO of Propex Fabrics

    June 14, 2006
    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…


  • Clopay Plastic Products Company

    June 14, 2006
    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…