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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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  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    New Director and CFO For Fiberweb

    Fiberweb plc has named Daniel Abrams director and CFO. As of February 1, he has replaced Simon Bowles. Mr. Abrams was most recently CFO of Cambridge Display Technology Inc. until July 2006 and, prior to this role, was finance director of Xenova…
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  • Fibers

    New position of Vice President/COO

    As Performance Fibers continues its ag­gressive growth, it has named Alexander Carnevale to the new position of vice president/COO to manage business operations worldwide and Marc Sicre to lead the European business. The addition of the COO po…
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  • Fibers

    Vice President and General Manager Nonwoven Fibers

    Effective January 1, Robert Gregan has been appointed vice president and general manager nonwoven fibers, succeeding Dave Hoyland. He joins Lenzing from Kelheim Fibres GmbH, where he held the position of managing director. In his new function, Mr. Gr…
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  • Electronics

    Adhesives Research, Inc. has promoted Kim Weigle

    Adhesives Research, Inc. has promoted Kim Weigle to vice president of manufacturing. Ms. Weigle is responsible for the manufacturing operations for the medical, pharmaceutical, electronics, engineered tapes and splicing divisions of Adhesives Resea…
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  • Maxcess Inter­national

    Oklahoma City, OK-based Maxcess Inter­national, Oklahoma City, OK, has upped its local support for Fife, Magpowr and Tidland customers with the return of Joe Beaton and the recruitment of Robert James. Mr. Beaton has re-joined the Maxcess team to…
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  • Norman Gilsdorf Vice President and General Manager for Honeywell Process Solutions

    Honeywell has appointed Norman Gilsdorf vice president and general manager for Honeywell Process Solutions operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Gilsdorf was formerly senior vice president and general manager of UOP LLC’s proces…
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  • Two scientists are joining the staff of Cherney Microbiological Services

    Two scientists are joining the staff of Cherney Microbiological Services. The firm is one of the few contract laboratories specializing in microbiological testing and technical support for companies manufacturing dairy, paper, meat, vegetable, cosmet…
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  • Filtration

    Ahlstrom Bids Goodbye To Two Company Veterans

    Several personnel changes have taken place at Ahlstrom Corporation. The company's president and CEO Jukka Moisio has announced that after serving the company for 17 years, he will resign from Ahlstrom's service in order to take on new challenges. Mr.…
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  • Director for European Operations

    National Starch Personal Care, Sempach, Switzerland, has appointed David Evans business director for European operations. Mr. Evans will work closely with major customers to deliver polymer and starch technologies that directly support market trends…
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  • Apparel | Turkey

    Global Marketing and Brand Director

    Hyosung Corporation has appointed Ria Stern global marketing and brand director. Ms. Stern, previously Hyosung's North American marketing director, will now assume responsibility for all markets and is supported by a global team including Stephanie L…
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  • EDANA

    EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has appointed Pierre Conrath to the newly created position of sustainability and public affairs manager. Mr. Conrath, who joined the team in February, is helping to su…
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  • Fiberweb Biobarrier Names New Sales Manager

    Roger Bergh has been named senior sales manager for the Biobarrier division of Fiberweb, Inc. Mr. Bergh, who has extensive sales, marketing and management experience, came to Fiberweb in 2005 to oversee the then newly-introduced Keeta line of nonwove…
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  • Polymer Group has named CFO

    Polymer Group has named Bob Kocourek CFO. Mr. Kocourek joined PGI in May 2006 as vice president, corporate finance and treasurer. For three years prior to joining the company, Mr. Kocourek had consulted with PGI, assisting on its Sarbanes-Oxley imple…
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  • Wipes

    Vice president and general manager of Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens

    Suominen Corporation has named Paul-Erik Toivo vice president and general manager of the Suominen Wipes and Nonwovens business area and member of the Corporate Executive Team. He joined the company in March. Mr. Toivo has been working for Metso Corpo…
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  • India

    Erhardt + Leimer appointments

    Recently several appointments have been made at Erhardt + Leimer. In the first, Dan Caruana rejoins Erhardt + Leimer as key account manager for converting industry sales in the U.S. He will also assume direct responsibilities in Illinois and Indiana.…
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  • S&S Specialty Systems has announced two additions

    S&S Specialty Systems has announced two additions and a promotion in its engineering and product development areas. Being promoted to senior staff engineer is Joel St. Germain who has been with the S&S engineering staff for almost three years…
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