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  • Avery Dennison Corporation

    Avery Dennison Corporation has elected Kent Kresa non-executive chairman of the board of directors. As part of this planned transition of executive leadership, Philip Neal, chairman and former chief executive officer of Avery Dennison, is retiring fr…
    01.09.06

  • Peter Krummeck Joins Sun Chemical Performance Pigments

    Last month Peter Krummeck joined Sun Chemical Performance Pigments as director of sales-international. In this role, Mr. Krummeck will be responsible for all sales and sales-related activities outside of North America for coatings, inks, plastics and…
    01.09.06

  • Commercial Development Manager At Adhesives Research

    Thomas Rimel, Jr. is now commercial development manager at Adhesives Research. In this position, he is responsible for identifying new market segments and applications that would benefit from Adhesives Research’s high performance products and t…
    01.09.06

  • Sales Chief For Enka tecnica, North America

    Enka tecnica has named Petra Ferreira sales chief for North America. Ms. Ferreira joined Enka tecnica eight years ago as management assistant in the polyester spinning plant. Since then, she has worked in the inside sales department and most recently…
    01.09.06

  • Bosch Rexroth Has Named Key Managers

    Bosch Rexroth has named key managers for its new business initiative called Bosch Rexroth Oil Control, North America. Leading the new initiative will be Michael Boehm as director for compact hydraulics. Mr. Boehm has more than 20 years experience in…
    01.09.06

  • Fibers

    Lilly Joins Clopay As Global Business Director

    Mary Jo Lilly has joined Clopay Plastic Products Company as a global business unit director. In this role, Dr. Lilly will support Clopay's strategic growth initiatives as a part of the global sales and marketing team. Dr. Lilly brings more than 20 ye…
    12.08.05

  • Lysac Group, Inc. Has Named Chief Financial Officer

    Sherley Gough, C.A., has been named chief financial officer of Lysac Group, Inc. Ms. Gough has nearly 20 years experience in senior financial positions and as a tax adviser. She will be responsible for all aspects of the company's financial managemen…
    12.08.05

  • Electronics

    Geoff Bennett will lead ARcare

    Geoff Bennett will lead ARcare, a new division within Adhesives Research focused on the manufacture of highly customized, one-of-a-kind tapes, adhesive coated products, films and laminates for customers in the pharmaceutical, medical, electronics and…
    12.08.05

  • Basell Holdings Has Named Chief Financial Officer

    Alan Bigman, senior vice president of Access Industries, has been named chief financial officer of Basell Holdings, succeeding Wolfgang Mende. Mr. Bigman will also be a member of the company's management board. Mr. Mende, CFO and member of the manage…
    12.08.05

  • Apparel | Fibers

    New Chairman of the American Fiber Manufacturers Asso­ciation

    William Ghitis has been named chairman of the American Fiber Manufacturers Asso­ciation. Vice president of apparel for Invista, Mr. Ghitis succeeds Walter Hub­bard, CEO of Honeywell Nylon. Vice president of Unifi-SANS Technical Fibers, Zach Z…
    12.08.05

  • DuPont Nonwovens Names New VP and GM

    Matthew Trerotola has been named vice president and general manager of DuPont Nonwovens, the world’s second largest nonwovens producer. Formerly business director, industrial solutions—DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise, Mr. Trerotola r…
    11.15.05

  • Rayonier

    Rayonier has chosen Carl Kraus, a veteran financial and real estate executive, to serve in two prominent roles as senior vice president, finance, Rayonier, and chief investment officer of the company’s real estate subsidiary, TerraPointe. Mr. K…
    11.15.05

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    Several New Members Have Joined Air Products

    Several new members have joined Air Products’ executive team. In the first appointment, John Marsland is now vice president and general manager, global healthcare. In this position, Mr. Marsland is responsible for implementing the global strate…
    11.15.05

  • Director Of Global Marketing and Sales

    Tredegar Film Products has named Stephen Pouliot director of global marketing and sales. Mr. Pouliot was most recently director of towel category management with Georgia-Pacific Corp­oration.  He joined Georgia-Pacific (formerly Fort Howard…
    11.15.05

  • Degussa Superabsorber Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing

    Stefan Nowicki was recently appointed director of sales and marketing by  Degussa Superabsorber. Previously serving as international account manager for the company, Dr. Nowicki will be responsible for sales and marketing activities in Europe, t…
    11.15.05

  • Adhesives Research Has Launched a New Division

    As part of a corporate restructuring, Adhesives Research has launched a new division of the company called ARcare. The division will be led by Geoff Bennett, who will assume the role of vice president and general manager. With Adhesives Re­search…
    11.15.05

  • Several Personnel Changes at Nordson

    Nordson Corporation has made several personnel changes. In the company’s EFD business segment, Peter Lambert has been elected a corporate vice president and president of this business area, which is based in East Providence, RI. Mr. Lambert ass…
    11.15.05

  • FKI Logistex

    Dick Braatz will serve as the new vice president of manufacturing for the North American business of FKI Logistex. Mr. Braatz, a seasoned manufacturing professional, reports to Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. Mr. Braatz comes t…
    11.15.05

  • Several Recent Personnel Changes at BBA Fiberweb

    BBA Fiberweb, Simpsonville, SC, has made several recent personnel changes. Sam Depriest has joined BBA Fiberweb’s Graphic Arts group as area manager for the Midwest territory. Also new to the group is Shawn Davis, who will cover the Northeast region…
    10.03.05

  • Construction

    BASF Names New Leader Of European Adhesive and Construction Business

    As of September 1, 2005, Jan-Peter Sander is the new head of BASF’s adhesive and construction industry business in Europe. He succeeds Ralph Schweens, who now leads global marketing coordination for BASF Polyurethanes in Brussels. He joined BASF in 1…
    10.03.05