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  • BASF Names New Leader Of European Adhesive and Construction Business

    October 3, 2005
    As of September 1, 2005, Jan-Peter Sander is the new head of BASF’s 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…


  • The ChemQuest Group

    October 3, 2005
    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…


  • Michelman Has Named VP of Global Operations

    October 3, 2005
    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…


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

    October 3, 2005
    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…


  • Eduard Kusters Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG

    October 3, 2005
    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…


  • Linpac Materials Handling Has Two Personnel Applointments

    October 3, 2005
    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…


  • Updates To The Management Team At ABB

    October 3, 2005
    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…


  • Personnel Changes At Nordson Corporation

    October 3, 2005
    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,…


  • Hughes Joins Sunoco

    August 31, 2005
    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…


  • Freudenberg Politex Group

    August 31, 2005
    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…


  • Reliance Industries Limited

    August 31, 2005
    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…


  • Buckeye Tech­nologies Inc. Has Elected A New Board Member

    August 31, 2005
    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…


  • New Project Manager at FKI Logistex

    August 31, 2005
    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…


  • K-C Names New Board Member

    August 30, 2005
    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…


  • EDANA Has Elected Chairman

    August 30, 2005
    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…