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  • 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

  • K-C Creates New Post, Names Edwin Garcia VP Corporate Diversity and Inclusion

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation has appointed Edwin Garcia to the newly established role of vice president of corporate diversity and inclusion. Formerly the chief executive officer of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, Mr. Garcia will lead the develo…
    02.01.05

  • Chairman At Clorox

    Clorox chief executive Gerald Johnston has taken on the additional post of chairman. Mr. Johnston succeeds Robert Matschullat, who will serve as presiding director of the company’s board. Clorox initially split the chairman and chief executive…
    02.01.05

  • Executive VP and CFO at Playtex

    Playtex Products has named Kris Kelley executive vice president and chief financial officer. Glenn Forbes, former executive vice president and chief financial officer, has stepped down as a director of the company, has relinquished the CFO title and…
    02.01.05

  • Polymer Group Has Appointed Its CEO

    Polymer Group Inc. has appointed James Schaeffer, its CEO, to the company’s board of directors. The appointment brings the board’s size to eight members. Mr. Schaeffer has been CEO of PGI since March 2003. During this time, the company ha…
    02.01.05

  • Fibers

    Liberty Fibers Corporation Named COO

    Peter Grant has been named chief operating officer of Liberty Fibers Corporation pursuant to the rayon producer’s acquisition by equity firm Lewis Hollingsworth. Tim Cates, formerly of Mission Valley Textiles, has been named chief financial off…
    02.01.05

  • Clariant

    Clariant has appointed John Clarke head of region for the pigments and additives division in North America. Mr. Clarke joined Clariant in 1984 in Ireland and has since gained experience with several of the company’s divisions. For the past four…
    02.01.05

  • Clopay Plastic Products Has Expanded Its Business Development Team

    Clopay Plastic Products has expanded its new business development team. Under the leadership of Nancy Eichstadt, Clopay’s director of new business development and marketing, the group will support the corporate initiative to grow the business,…
    02.01.05

  • Electronics | Meltblown

    Shaun Stahl Joined TANDEC

    Shaun Stahl joined TANDEC in October as the primary operator of the Reifen­häuser  0.5 meter meltblown pilot line. Mr. Stahl holds an associate’s degree in electronic engineering and specialized technology and has spent five…
    02.01.05

  • P&G Names Two Vice Chairmen

    Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble promoted two presidents to vice chairmen. Susan Arnold was named head of company’s global beauty care business, and Robert McDonald will lead global operations and oversee relationships with retailers.…
    11.30.-1

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Dallas, has elected G. Craig Sullivan, former chairman and CEO of The Clorox Company, to its board of directors, effective Sept­ember 1. Mr. Sullivan retired as chairman of the The Clorox Company in December of 2003 af…
    11.30.-1

  • DuPont Announces Changes In Management

    DuPont, Wilmington, DE, has announced changes in management responsibilities for its investor relations and strategic planning functions. Anne Gualtieri, vice president of DuPont Investor Relations and Corporate Plans, is appointed vice president of…
    11.30.-1

  • Fibers | Turkey

    Brussels-based CIRFS Appoints President

    Brussels-based CIRFS, the association representing the European man-made fibers industry, announced the appointment of Omer Sabanci as president. He succeeds Giancarlo Berti on the approval of the CIRFS general assembly. Mr. Sabanci is chairman of Du…
    11.30.-1

  • Polymer Group Inc. Appoints VP of Sales and Marketing

    N. Charleston, SC-based Polymer Group Inc., has announced the appointment of Scott Tracey as vice president of sales and marketing. He was previously vice president of food service sales at Sweetheart Cup in Owings Mills, MD. Prior to that, Tracey he…
    11.30.-1

  • Keystone-Aniline Corporation Announces Addition to Staff

    Keystone-Aniline Corporation, Chi­cago, has announce the addition of Ted Gilbaugh to its technical staff. Mr. Gilbaugh will be based at Keystone's pigment dispersion manufacturing facility in Inman, SC. His responsibilities include new product de…
    11.30.-1

  • Sales Manager

    TNS Advanced Technologies, Spartan­­­burg, SC, has named David Hodges of Wellstone Mills sales manager. Mr. Hodges has 22 years experience with Greenwood Mills, The Krystal Company, TNS Mills and Wellstone Mills.  Additionally, three…
    11.30.-1