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  • James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    On the industrial side, Hans-Jrg Oberberg, president Europe industrial, will add Fiberweb's European filtration activities to his existing responsibilities.


  • Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. Has Expanded Its Management Team

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Dan-Web Forming International A/S

    November 30, -0001
    Airlaid equipment specialist Dan-Web Forming International A/S has appointed Richard Knowlson vice president, Americas. According to Kurt Sørensen, COO of Dan-Web Forming International, “Mr. Knowlson has more than 20 years of experience…


  • New President and CEO of Loparex Group

    November 30, -0001
    Michael Apperson has been appointed president and CEO of Loparex Group. He will succeed Pentti Kallio, Loparex Group's CEO since September 2005, who will become a member of the Loparex Group supervisory board. Before joining Loparex, Mr. Apperson…


  • Messe Frankfurt, Inc. Has Promoted Daniel McKinnon

    November 30, -0001
    Messe Frankfurt, Inc. has promoted Daniel McKinnon to the position of executive vice president, with management and oversight re­sponsibility for the company’s trade shows and business development efforts in North America. Mr. McKinnon has…


  • Erland Kailbourne elected chairman of the board

    November 30, -0001
    The board of directors of Albany In­ternational has elected Erland Kailbourne chairman of the board. He replaces Frank Schmeler who retired as chairman after 44 years of service to the company. Mr. Kailbourne has been a director of the company…


  • Justin Testa promoted to executive vice president

    November 30, -0001
    Cognex Corporation has promoted Justin Testa to executive vice president. Mr. Testa reports to the companys president, Robert Shillman. Mr. Testa joined Cognex in 1983 as a sales engineer and has held a variety of positions at the company.…


  • Phil Whisman new president of Standex Engraving LLC

    November 30, -0001
    Standex Engraving LLC, a global provider of digital pattern imaging and industrial texturing, announces Phil Whisman as its new president. Mr. Whisman will be based in Richmond, VA and will responsible for all the worldwide operational divisions of S…


  • M33 Integrated Solutions is expanding its team

    November 30, -0001
    M33 Integrated Solutions is expanding its team through the appointment of two new team members. The first new addition is Todd Nutty, who will complement the company's sales and outreach efforts in the greater Charlotte, NC metropolitan area. Mr. Nut…


  • Tufco Technologies, Inc. has promoted Ken Beardsley to sales manager

    November 30, -0001
    Tufco Technologies, Inc. has promoted Ken Beardsley to the position of sales manager—wipes converting at its Green Bay facility. He will report to Michele Cherney, senior vice president—sales and marketing, contract manufacturing. As…


  • Co-Chairman of INDAs India committee

    November 30, -0001
    Seshadri Ramkumar, co-chairman of INDAs India committee, has recently received tenure and has been promoted to associate professor at Texas Tech University (TTU). He supervises the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at TTU. He serves as the…


  • Concert Names CEO

    November 30, -0001
    Concert Industries has appointed Tony Molluso president and chief executive officer, effective April 11, 2005. Mr. Molluso joins Concert from Vicwest Corporation where, as president and CEO, he recently completed a highly successful turnaround mandat…