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  • Rayonier Has Elected A Senior VP

    Rayonier, Jacksonville, FL, has elected W. Edwin Frazier III as senior vice president, administration and corporate secretary. He succeeds John O’Grady, senior vice president, who plans to retire July 1, 2005. Mr. Frazier will be responsible fo…
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  • Albis Appoints A CEO

    In other news, Albis, Roasio, Italy, has appointed Carlo Soave to the position of CEO of the Albis Group, effective January 1, 2005. Mr. Soave has spent 20 years with P&G and was most recently that company's vice president of purchasing. Before t…
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  • Composite

    Ahlstrom names new president, CEO

    The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, has appointed Jukka Moisio, President and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation. Juha Rantanen, former president and CEO will join Outokumpu Group in October and will become CEO of Outokumpu as…
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  • Jim DeVries Names VP of Nordson fiber systems

    Jim DeVries, vice president of nonwovens and web coatings systems for Dawsonville, GA-based Nordson Corporation, has also been named vice president of Nordson fiber systems. In this added role, Mr. DeVries will have worldwide management responsibilit…
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  • Foss Manufacturing

    Foss Manufacturing, Hampton, NH, has appointed Konstantin Goranov as its director of fiber research. Dr. Goranov’s responsibilities will include directing the company’s research and development initiatives within Foss's fiber Unit and thr…
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  • Rayonier

    In other news, Rayonier announced that James Hance, vice chairman and director of Bank of America Corporation, has been named to its board of directors. Mr. Hance was Chief Financial Officer of Bank of America before stepping down earlier this year.…
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  • Paoli, PA-based Ametek, Inc. Has Names VP and General Manager

    Paoli, PA-based Ametek, Inc., has named Harold Caroe as vice president and general manager of the Test and Calibration Instruments Division. Mr. Caroe joined Ametek in 2000 as sales manager and marketing director for Ametek Denmark, was made gene…
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  • Wipes

    Kimberly-Clark Corporation

    In a move to further elevate the needs of retail customers and shoppers into all elements of its consumer products businesses, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has appointed Don Quigley as president of North American Customer Deve­lopment. Formerly…
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  • Apparel

    SDL Atlas

    Charlotte, NC-based SDL Atlas has appointed nine-year textile veteran John Crocker as its new director of sales for the Americas. From his base in Greensboro, Mr. Crocker will direct sales and coordinate support for the firm's wide variety of test pr…
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  • Tredegar names European Managing Director

    Tredegar Film Products Corporation, Richmond, VA, has named Stefano Lupi European managing director. Mr. Lupi who had been working with Tredegar as a consultant in Europe, is the former managing director of the Pantex Group, an Italian nonwovens manu…
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  • Construction | Wipes

    Jacob Holm Industries Has Restructured

    In an effort to focus its business globally, Jacob Holm Industries has restructured its business units, a move that included several personnel appointments. Peter Stoffel, who has served as COO for the past three years, has been named CEO; Jack Richa…
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  • Johns Manville Appointed Senior Vice President

    Denver-based Johns Manville has appointed Dion Persson as senior vice president of its Engineered Products Group. Mr. Persson will report directly to Steven Hochhauser, the company’s chairman, president and CEO. The Engineered Products Grou…
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  • BASF Global Acrylic Monomers and Superabsorbents Business

    BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has named Markus Kramer the head of BASF’s global acrylic monomers and superabsorbents business. After the merger of the two global business units—acrylic monomers and superabsorbents—Martin Brudermü…
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  • Bouckaert Industrial Textiles, Inc.

    Bouckaert Industrial Textiles, Inc., Woonsocket, RI appointed Mark Heller as materials manager. Mr. Heller has previously held the position of production planning and inventory control manager at Schott Fiber Optics in Southbridge, MA. Prior to that…
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  • Fabrite Laminating Corporation Has Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Fabrite Laminating Corporation, Woodbridge, NJ, has named Peter Raneri vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Raneri has 24 years of achievement and proven expertise in strategic marketing and development. Prior to joining Fabrite, Mr. Raneri ser…
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  • Operations Manager at Parkinson Technologies

    Parkinson Technologies, Woonsocket, RI, has appointed Amy Creighton as operations manager. Her duties will include overseeing purchasing, production, and facility maintenance for Parkinson Technologies and Marshall and Williams Plastics. Ms. Park…
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  • Airlaid

    Airlaid Alliance Appointed Managing Director

    Airlaid Alliance, a joint venture of McAirlaid’s and Saueressig has appointed Peter Gawley as managing director. Mr. Gawley has 13 years of experience in  airlaid in senior management positions within the former Walkisoft Group in the U.S.…
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  • The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART)

    The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) elected a new president, vice president and several new members to its board of directors at the association’s annual meeting held recently in Miami Beach. Norm Manning of Legget…
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  • New Director In Mexico City (Cotton Inc.)

    New York-based Cotton Incorporated, has hired Jaime Flores Cornejo as its new director in Mexico City for  Global Product Marketing. Mr. Cornejo will report to Mike Tyndall, the senior director of Americas Mill Marketing. Mr. Cornejo will be…
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  • Ahlstrom Flattens Organization To Become More Customer-Driven

    Playtex Products has named Neil DeFeo president, chief executive officer and a director of the company. Mr. DeFeo replaces Michael Gallagher, whose retirement was previously announced. Mr. DeFeo was president and chief executive officer of Remington…
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