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  • Global Industry Executive Director - Dow Corning

    April 18, 2006
    Jeremy Burks has been named global industry executive director for Dow Corning’s paper and process industries, including textiles. Serving under Mr. Burks as global industry director for textiles is Patrick McLeod. The major market strateg…


  • Re-Election Of Board Members

    April 18, 2006
    The Nomination Committee of absorbent hygiene product manufacturer SCA has proposed the re-election of board members Rolf Borjesson, Soren Gyll, Tom Hedelius, Anders Nyren, Sverker Martin-Lof and Jan Astrom. Indra Asander has declined re-election. Th…


  • Two New Chemists Join Michelman

    April 18, 2006
    Two new chemists have joined Michelman as the company focuses on research and development in preparing to expand its product offerings. Talia Collins has assumed the position of senior research chemist responsible for new business development and Mic…


  • Datatex TIS, Inc.

    April 18, 2006
    Datatex TIS, Inc., a software supplier specializing in textile and apparel applications, has announced the recent hiring of Bob Beecy as director of U.S. marketing. Mr. Beecy will be working at the U.S. headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA and will…


  • Freudenberg Executive Announces Retirement

    March 10, 2006
    Peter Stehle has retired after 15 years as a member of the management board of Freudenberg & Co. KG, Weinheim, Ger­many. His colleagues Jörg Sost and Martin Stark have taken over responsibility for business in seals and vibration control…


  • Suominen Corporation Appointed New President and CEO

    March 10, 2006
    Kalle Tanhuanpää has been appointed president and CEO of Suominen Corporation as of May 2006. Mr. Tan­huanpää comes from Huhtamäki Oyj, where he was an executive committee member and where he had responsibility for global…


  • Tidland, Camas, WA, Has Recruited Peter Wood

    March 10, 2006
    Converting specialist Tidland, Camas, WA, has recruited Peter Wood as slitting product manager. Mr. Wood will join the Maxcess management team to lead the introduction of new slitting technology and education to meet the changing needs of the convert…


  • Rockline Industries

    March 10, 2006
    Joel Slank has joined Rockline Industries as director of operations at its Springdale, AR facility. Mr. Slank is expected to complement the company’s world class manufacturing team in Springdale with his extensive experience in nonwovens m…


  • New Management Teams In Place At Buckeye, Georgia-Pacific

    February 10, 2006
    Buckeye Technologies Inc. has established a new organization effective this month with a mission of bringing new products to the market on an accelerated schedule. Jeffery Cook, who has been appointed senior vice president, marketing, will lead the n…


  • New Senior Leadership Team In Place

    February 10, 2006
    Georgia-Pacific Corp., Atlanta, GA, which was recently purchased by Koch In­dustries, has put a new senior leadership team in place. Among the new leaders is Bill Caffey, who will serve as executive vice president, operations and compliance. The…


  • Three New Invista Board Members

    February 10, 2006
    As three Koch company executives accept roles at Georgia-Pacific Corporation and depart the Invista board of directors, three new Invista board members have been appointed. Jeff Gentry, president of Koch Mineral Services and Koch In­dustries, Inc…


  • New President & CEO Of NatureWorks

    February 10, 2006
    Dennis McGrew became the new president and chief executive officer of NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, MN, a wholly owned business unit of Cargill, effective last month. NatureWorks is the first company to offer a family of commercially available polymer…


  • K-C's B2B President To Retire

    January 9, 2006
    Kimberly-Clark announced the 2006 retirement of Dudley Lehman, group president of its Business-to-Business (B2B) Group, which contains its external nonwovens business as well as the K-C Professional, Health Care and Partnership Products businesses. P…


  • Polymer Group Has Initiated Two Appointments

    January 9, 2006
    Polymer Group has initiated two appointments in its global medical business unit to support ongoing growth, including the addition of the company’s fully integrated medical production facility in Asia. Fernando Marin has joined the company as s…


  • Buckeye Technologies Has Made Management Changes

    January 9, 2006
    Buckeye Technologies has recently made several management changes. Among them, F. Gray Carter will become vice president, purchasing and logistics. Mr. Carter will lead Buckeye’s purchasing and logistics organization. In another recent pers…