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  • The ChemQuest Group

    The ChemQuest Group has appointed Zhiming Zhou general manager, China. Dr. Zhou will be located at ChemQuest’s newly opened office in China. Prior to joining ChemQuest, Dr. Zhou worked for 3M where he served as team leader for consumer products and…
    10.03.05

  • Composite

    Michelman Has Named VP of Global Operations

    Michelman, Cincinnati, OH, has named Donald Wiseman vice president of global operations. Former group director of plastics at Americhem, Inc., Mr. Wiseman will be responsible for all global manufacturing operations, logistics, engineering, process en…
    10.03.05

  • Adhesives Research Has A New Manager of Environmental Health and Safety

    Brian Smith has assumed the role of manager of environmental health and safety at Adhesives Research, Glen Rock, PA. Mr. Smith has been with Adhesives Research since 1999, most recently as the company’s EH&S group leader. In this position, he coordin…
    10.03.05

  • Eduard Kusters Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

    Effective July 2005, Jens Kellersmann has assumed responsibility for the corporate communication of Eduard Küsters Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. In addition, he is entrusted with the marketing and communication for the paper division of the…
    10.03.05

  • Linpac Materials Handling Has Two Personnel Applointments

    Linpac Materials Handling has made two recent personnel appointments. Stuart Hayden has been named plant manager of the company's Georgetown, KY manufacturing facility while Brigitte Mader has been promoted to marketing specialist with a focus on the…
    10.03.05

  • Updates To The Management Team At ABB

    ABB, Raleigh, NC, has made two key updates to its management team. Bruce Wittbrodt has been named senior vice president and general manager of ABB's automation products, low voltage systems, North American operations. Ad­ditionally, Mike Plaster…
    10.03.05

  • Personnel Changes At Nordson Corporation

    Several personnel changes are underway at Nordson Corporation. John Keane was elected a corporate senior vice president and will have worldwide responsibility for the Adhesive Dis­pensing and Nonwoven Fiber Sys­tems business segment. Addition­ally,…
    10.03.05

  • Meltblown | Spunbond

    Hughes Joins Sunoco

    Henry Hughes has joined the chemicals business unit of Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) as senior account manager for polypropylene sales into the nonwovens industry. Mr. Hughes will be based in Charlotte and will be responsible for managing sales of polypropylene…
    08.31.05

  • Freudenberg Politex Group

    Jean-Francois Verjus has joined the management board of the Freudenberg Politex Group as chief technology officer. The management board is therefore now composed of Riccardo Sollini, president and CEO, Mr. Verjus, chief technology officer, and Riccar…
    08.31.05

  • Reliance Industries Limited

    Reliance Industries Limited has appointed Shri Dipak C Jain, Northwestern University’s Dean of the Kellogg School of Management as a director of the board, effective August 4. Dean Jean has been teaching at the Kellogg School of Management since 1986…
    08.31.05

  • Buckeye Tech­nologies Inc. Has Elected A New Board Member

    Lewis Holland has been elected to the board of directors of Buckeye Tech­nologies Inc., effective September 6. Mr. Holland currently serves as president of the Henry Turley Company, a real estate company specializing in the development of urban commu…
    08.31.05

  • New Project Manager at FKI Logistex

    FKI Logistex has appointed Gary Savarese as project manager in its Northeast regional office. An industry veteran with 25 years of material handling and packaging experience, Mr. Saverese will specialize in palletizing and conveyor systems for the fo…
    08.31.05

  • K-C Names New Board Member

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Abelardo Bru, former vice chairman of PepsiCo and chairman and chief executive officer of Frito-Lay, has been elected to its board of directors. Mr. Bru, 56, retired from PepsiCo and Frito-Lay in February 200…
    08.30.05

  • Filtration

    EDANA Has Elected Chairman

    EDANA has elected Knud Waede Hansen, managing director of Fibertex A/S, its chairman for a one-year term. He will be replacing Rolf Altdorf, who is group vice president of EMEA, PGI Nonwovens. Mr. Altdolf has notably diversified the company's members…
    08.30.05

  • Promotions At Michelman Inc.

    Michelman Inc. has promoted Tom Smith to strategic accounts manager and Don Hoesl to commercial manager. Mr. Smith will take on a more active role in managing corporate level activities, special projects, market management and international opportun…
    08.30.05

  • 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 Jörg 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