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  • Three New Sales Leaders Hyosung Corporation

    Hyosung Corporation has appointed Jeff McGuire, Fernando da Costa Roland and Paul de Belay to three new sales leadership roles for its Creora spandex line. Mr. McGuire is director of North American sales and technology; Mr. Roland is the sales and ma…
    08.30.05

  • Apparel

    Hyosung Announces Appointments

    Hyosung Corporation, Seoul, South Korea, has appointed John Keuter as international account manager. With more than 30 years of experience in the disposable hygiene market, Mr. Keuter is a viable asset to the Hyosung Corporation team. The company hop…
    08.17.05

  • New Web Handling Applications Team

    Maxcess International has appointed Ken Hopcus to lead its new Web Handling Applications Team, providing applications engineering and sales assistance for multi-product systems. Mr. Hopcus will draw upon his extensive industry experience with Mechani…
    08.17.05

  • Trevira GmbH

    Trevira GmbH has appointed Jrg Hellwig managing director, effective July 1. Mr. Hellwig will be taking over the duties of current chief executive officer, Bernd Sassenrath, who will be retiring at the end of the year. Prior to Trevira, Mr. Hellwig w…
    08.17.05

  • IDEA Has Re-Elected Tim Powers

    The Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) has re-elected Tim Powers, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hubbell Inc. in Orange, CT as the chairman of its board for 2005-2006. Mr. Powers will be joined by Todd Klumm, IDEA vice chai…
    08.17.05

  • The Astrup Company

    The Astrup Company has appointed Laurie Wrzesniewski as account representative for its Somerset, New Jersey Distribution Center. Ms. Wrzesniewski will manage customer accounts throughout the states of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut…
    08.17.05

  • Fibers

    Hoffer To Lead Foss Performance Fibers

    Foss Manufacturing Company has named Leon Hoffer market manager of Performance Fibers. Mr. Hoffer's re­sponsibilities include identifying new and innovative opportunities for Foss in the high performance hosiery market as well as promoting Foss…
    08.17.05

  • Playtex Products Appointed A Senior VP of Marketing

    Playtex Products has appointed Andrew Abraham senior vice president of marketing. Mr. Abraham is an experienced marketing executive, most recently serving as group vice president of Roundy's Inc., a Milwaukee-based regional grocery retailer. Prior t…
    08.17.05

  • Nick Forte Joined Clopay Plastic Products

    Nick Forte has joined Clopay Plastic Products as director of European operations. He will support Clopay's Fintech, Bohme Clopay and Advanced Printing Aschersleben operations. Bringing more than 19 years of experience in plastic manufacturing and tec…
    08.17.05

  • BASF

    BASF has named Fred Rullo director of sales for its intermediates business in North America. In his new position, Mr. Rullo is responsible for all sales and customer service operations of BASF's North American Intermediates business, located in Florh…
    08.17.05

  • Fibers | Wipes

    INDA's Annual Meeting

    At INDAs Annual Meeting 2005, held in March in Orlando, FL, a new board of directors was elected. Steven Ogel, vice president of research and development for Leggett & Platt, was elected chairperson; Marvin Mitchell, global business leader at…
    08.17.05

  • Adhesives Research Hired A Sales Representative

    Adhesives Research has hired Richard Taylor as sales representative in the Southern U.S. territory for the company's splicing business unit. He is responsible for promoting and selling the company's line of ARclad high performance pulpable and non-re…
    08.17.05

  • Cotton Incorporated Has Restructured

    Cotton Incorporated has restructured two positions in its Global Product Marketing department to expand its global reach in the textile industry. Mike Tyndall is now senior director, Latin America and Europe, and Mark Kametches has been promoted to a…
    08.17.05

  • Fibers

    Buckeye Anoints New Nonwovens VP

    Douglas Dowdell was named senior vice president, Nonwovens, at Buckeye Tech­nologies, Memphis, TN. Mr. Dowdell graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Forestry in 1980. He began his career with Buckeye’s wood pulp operations at Pe…
    03.01.05

  • Kimberly-Clark Has Appointed Vice President

    Kimberly-Clark has appointed Kim Feil vice president and senior marketing officer. In this newly created position, Ms. Feil will be responsible for accelerating innovative marketing and brand-building practices across the company's North Atlantic org…
    03.01.05

  • Playtex Products Board Of Directors

    Playtex Products has appointed Herb Baum to its board of directors effective immediately. Mr. Baum has a broad range of operating and marketing experience developed in key roles at The Dial Corporation, Hasbro Inc., Quaker State and Campbell Soup. Mr…
    03.01.05

  • Pliant Corporation

    Jim Kaboski has joined Pliant Corporation as vice president, strategy and business development. Mr. Kaboski will be responsible for leading the development of Pliant's long-term marketing, product and business plans. Specifically, he will drive growt…
    03.01.05

  • Rohm America LLC, Part Of Degussa's Specialty Polymers Division

    Degussa has named John Rolando president and chief executive officer of Röhm America LLC, part of Degussa's Specialty Polymers Division, effective February 1, 2005.  He succeeds Rodger Cram, who has left the company to pursue other opportun…
    03.01.05

  • Adhesives Research Has Promoted

    Adhesives Research has promoted Greg Andrews to market manager for the Splicing Business Unit’s Web Processing group. In his new position, Mr. Andrews is responsible for generating new opportunities to develop custom adhesion solutions for unme…
    03.01.05

  • Apparel | Associations | Composite | Fibers

    Nonwovens Textiles

    Kay Obendorf, professor of textiles and apparel at Cornell University, has vacated her post as vice president and assumed the role of president of The Fiber Society. Phil Gibson, materials research engineer with the U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center,…
    03.01.05