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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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  • Nanotechnology

    Vice president global customer care

    NDC has appointed Mario Lopez to the position of vice president global customer care. Mr. Lopez will be responsible for leading the customer care organization in North America, Europe and Asia and directing his efforts to establishing a strong partne…
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  • KAPCO (Kent Adhesive Products Co.) welcomes two new employees

    KAPCO (Kent Adhesive Products Co.) welcomes two new employees. The first is John Fielding, technical services manager, who has worked in a quality setting for more than 30 years for manufacturers in the adhesives, rubber, plastics, automotive, aerosp…
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  • Freudenberg Board Loses Member

    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…
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  • Filtration

    Fiberweb has announced cost cutting efforts

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

    Propex Inc. has appointed interim president and CEO

    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…
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  • Fibers

    New President and CEO of Loparex Group

    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…
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  • Erland Kailbourne elected chairman of the board

    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…
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  • Justin Testa promoted to executive vice president

    Cognex Corporation has promoted Justin Testa to executive vice president. Mr. Testa reports to the company’s president, Robert Shillman. Mr. Testa joined Cognex in 1983 as a sales engineer and has held a variety of positions at the company.…
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  • Phil Whisman new president of Standex Engraving LLC

    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…
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  • M33 Integrated Solutions is expanding its team

    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…
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  • Wipes

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

    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…
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  • India

    Co-Chairman of INDA’s India committee

    Seshadri Ramkumar, co-chairman of INDA’s 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…
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  • New CTO For Freudenberg

    Thomas Reibelt joined the management board of Freudenberg Nonwovens in June as new chief technical officer (CTO). Mr. Reibelt has assumed responsibility for research and development, technology and production. Effective last month, the management boa…
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  • Consultant to Fiberweb Resigned

    Effective at the end of June, Aldo Ghira resigned from his position as consultant to Fiberweb. According to a company release, he has been planning his retirement for some time and feels that this is the right time to end his connection with Fiberweb…
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  • Michael Thomason Passed Away

    Michael Thomason, a long-time executive in the nonwovens industry, passed away June 7. He was 53 years old. Mr. Thomason, who was very active in committees for INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, as well as with the Nonwovens Cooperat…
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  • President of its Modular Vision Systems Division

    Cognex Corporation has hired Robert Willett as president of its Modular Vision Systems Division (MVSD). Mr. Willett will report to Cognex chairman and CEO Robert Shillman. As president of MVSD, Mr. Willett will oversee the largest operating divi…
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