People In The News

  • 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…


  • Several Management Changes At Nordson Corporation

    June 14, 2006
    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…


  • Executive Vice President For Commercial Development

    May 17, 2006
    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…


  • Precision Custom Coatings LLC Has Named General Manager

    May 17, 2006
    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…


  • FiberVisions Delaware Corporation

    May 17, 2006
    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…


  • P&G Appoints New Management

    May 17, 2006
    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…


  • Robert Black Joins Kimberly-Clark

    May 17, 2006
    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…


  • Senior Management Changes at DuPont

    May 17, 2006
    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…


  • Lydall Filtration/Separation

    May 17, 2006
    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…