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  • New General Manager at ITW Dynatec Europe

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    Christof Schotten has been named the new general manager at ITW Dynatec Europe, following the retirement of Peter Winter at the end of August. Prior to taking over the leadership of ITW Dynatec Europe, Mr. Schotten was general manager of Markem Benel…


  • New Regional Sales Manager Radiant Energy Systems

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    Radiant Energy Systems has appointed David Magnuson regional sales manager for the Midwest. Mr. Magnuson brings 12 years of experience in engineered equipment sales including dryers, screen printers, custom automation and processing equipment. …


  • New Senior VP For Ahlstrom

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    Rami Raulas has been tapped by Ahlstrom to be senior vice president, sales and marketing and member of the corporate executive team as of February 1, 2009. He has an extensive international business management experience and has been based during his…


  • Suominen Nonwovens appointed its new sales director

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    Suominen Nonwovens appointed Tommi Saarela its new sales director effective December 2008. Mr. Saarela previously worked at Nokia Corporation as head of go-to-market business development. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at…


  • National sales manager of Elsner Engineering Works, retired

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    Donald Rush, national sales manager of Elsner Engineering Works, retired in December 2008 after 27 years of service to the corporation. Mr. Rush started his career at Elsner in 1981 as a sales engineer with primary sales responsibility for Elsner for…


  • New international specialist for M33 Integrated Sol­utions

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    Julia Church is the new international specialist for M33 Integrated Sol­utions. She is responsible for overseeing the international transportation operations for all members of M33's Collaborative Client Network. Prior to joining M33, M…


  • New VP, GM North America For Polymer Group

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    Greg Crawford has joined Polymer Group as vice president, general manager of North America. He replaces Mike Hale, who was recently appointed to the new position of COO. Mr. Crawford, who reports to Mr. Hale, will be responsible for increasing Polyme…


  • Gneuss Inc. has added a new staff member

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    Gneuss Inc., the North American subsidiary of German machinery manufacturer Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, has added a new staff member to meet the needs of its expanding business in North America. Bill Lewis joined the company as sales engineer for…


  • Lydall Inc. Has A New President

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    Roll goods producer Lydall Inc., Man­chester, CT, has named Dale Barnhart its new president and chief executive, replacing current CEO David Freeman, who is retiring. Mr. Barnhart, who joined the company on August 27, served as CEO of Synventive…


  • Freudenberg Board Loses Member

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    Effective June 30, 2008, Albert Pürzer will leave the management board of the Freudenberg Group and will cease to be general partner of Freudenberg & Co. KG. The board of partners has agreed with Dr. Pürzer's wishes to be released from…


  • James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA

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    James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA as senior vice president for sales and new business development. Mr. Schaeffer has more than 35 years of extensive experience in the areas of fiber processing, nonwovens operations and consumer product manufacturi…


  • Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens

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    Effective September 1, Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens has moved Henri Laitervo—formerly the company’s sales director—to the position of director of new business development and marketing. He will be steering the development of new bus…


  • Fiberweb has announced cost cutting efforts

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    On the industrial side, Hans-Jörg Oberberg, president Europe industrial, will add Fiberweb's European filtration activities to his existing responsibilities.


  • Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. Has Expanded Its Management Team

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    Concord, N.H.-based Nanocomp Tech­nologies, Inc. has expanded its management team. The company, which produces nonwoven sheets from single-wall carbon nanotubes, has chosen Mark Banash to join the company as vice president of engineering. He will…


  • Propex Inc. has appointed interim president and CEO

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    The board of directors of Propex Inc. has appointed Woody McGee interim president and CEO of Propex. Mr. McGee is a seasoned executive consultant with Cer­berus Capital Management, L.P. and has extensive experience in executive management and the…