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  • 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 Fiberwebs 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 BASFs 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

  • The ChemQuest Group

    The ChemQuest Group has appointed Zhiming Zhou general manager, China. Dr. Zhou will be located at ChemQuests 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 companys 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 Universitys 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