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  • 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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    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…