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  • Filtration

    Gneuss Inc. Has Added New Staff

    Gneuss Inc., Matthews, NC, the North American subsidiary of German machinery manufacturer Gneuss Kun­ststofftechnik GmbH, has added new staff to meet the needs of its expanding business in North America. Chuck Szoke joined the company as an addit…
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  • Andritz Küsters GmbH

    Harald Suttor has taken over the management of Andritz Küsters GmbH  effective November 1, 2007. He has replaced Erich Bröker, who left the company at his own request to take on a new professional challenge. Mr. Suttor possesses many y…
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  • Education

    K-C Names Medical Director

    Kimberly-Clark Health Care has named Lynne Kelley the company’s medical director. Dr. Kelley has assumed the role of vice president, medical director for Irving, TX-based K-C's $1.2 billion healthcare business. In her newly created position, Dr…
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  • Filtration | Western Europe

    H&V Has Appointed Two Senior Executives

    Hollingsworth & Vose Company (H&V), has appointed two senior executives to general management positions. In the first, Robert Schiller was appointed vice president and general manager, high efficiency and specialty filtration (HESF) business…
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  • BASF Has Appointed Director of Production

    BASF has appointed Christof Herion director of production for its intermediates unit located in Geismar, LA, where diols, derivatives and amines are produced. “Dr. Herion brings an excellent mix of technical and managerial skills to this positi…
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  • Cooley Group

    Cooley Group has hired Chris Ricci as health and safety specialist. In this role, Mr. Ricci will oversee company safety programs, conduct safety training, assure company conformance to OSHA regulations and oversee workers compensation programs for th…
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  • India

    Top Twenty Under 40 Award

    Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University was recently honored with the “Top Twenty Under 40 Award.” Dr. Ramkumar, who serves as the co-chairman of the India committee for INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry), has been rec…
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  • Airlaid

    Rexcell Names New VP Marketing and Sales

    Anders Uttersäv has left his position as vice president marketing and sales at Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB effective January 31, 2008. Mr. Uttersäv's successor is Andreas Normén, who will begin his employment April 1, 2008. Mr. U…
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  • The Board of Directors of Znojmo Resigned

    Henry Gregson has resigned from the board of directors of Znojmo, Poland-based Pegas Nonwovens. Mr. Gregson served as a board member of Pegas Nonwovens from November 2006 through December 2007 and—as a representative of the previous majority sh…
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  • Spunbond

    The Albis Group has a new director-business development

    Henning Roettger has joined The Albis Group as director-business development effective Jan 1, 2008. “We are pleased to welcome someone of Mr. Roettger’s caliber into the family of Albis companies,” reported Gianni Boscolo, owner of…
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  • CEO of Fibertex Resigned

    Michael Meulengracht has resigned as CEO of Fibertex effective December 31, 2007. In his absence, the day-to-day management of Fibertex will be handled by  Mikael Staal Axelsen, general manager, Jørgen Bech Madsen, general manager and Ole…
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  • Airlaid | Fibers | Machinery and Equipment

    Alfred Watzl Retired

    Alfred Watzl has retired from machinery and equipment supplier Fleis­sner where he was responsible for marketing and sales activities for the Egelbach, Germany-based company. During his nearly four decades with Fleissner, Mr. Watzl exerted a deci…
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  • Board of Directors of Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG

    Tomas Sterkenburgh has been ap­pointed to the board of directors of Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, Vreden, Germany. He started his career at Saueressig in 1997 as a project manager for research and development. In 1998, Dr. Sterkenburgh first became h…
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  • Airlaid

    Dan-Webforming Int. A/S

    Effective December 2007, Jens Erch became part of the team at Dan-Webforming Int. A/S. Mr. Erch will lead the company’s efforts as it increases the scope of its hammer mill and defibration sales and development activities. Mr Erch will work fro…
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  • New Chairman

    Mönchengladbach, Germany-based A. + E.  Ungricht GmbH + Co KG has extended its executive board by appointing Hans Christoph Zeis­lmair chairman. Dr.  Zeislmair will be responsible for production with the aim of realigning the compa…
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  • Maxcess International

    Craig Cooper has joined Maxcess International to provide local expertise for Fife, Magpowr and Tidland products in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Cooper has extensive experience in in…
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  • New CFO and Vice President of Finance

    Michelman, Cincinnati, OH, has strengthened its executive leadership team by hiring Alan Blake as the company’s new CFO and vice president, finance.  Mr. Blake will assume responsibility for all aspects of the finance and IT departments. I…
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  • Several Changes to BST Pro Mark's Sales Force

    John Thome, general manager of BST Pro Mark has announced several changes to the company’s sales force. In the first, Webconvert Ltd. of Toronto has been appointed BST Pro Mark sales representative for the Canadian provinces of Ontario, Manitob…
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  • Sun Chemical Appointed Rudi Lenz Its CEO and President

    Sun Chemical appointed Rudi Lenz its CEO and president effective January,  2008. Koji Oe, president of Dainippon Ink and Chemicals of Japan, Sun Chemical’s parent company, made the announcement on behalf of the Sun Chemical board of direct…
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  • Education

    Barry-Wehmiller

    David VanderMolen has joined the organizational empowerment team of Barry-Wehmiller as leader of organizational leadership development. For the past 10 years, Mr. VanderMolen worked for a leading lean manufacturer as its leadership and performance de…
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