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    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Justin Testa promoted to executive vice president

    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

    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

    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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    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…

  • India

    Co-Chairman of INDAs India committee

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Airlaid

    Pantex MENA Hires GM

    In another step to reorganize its business, Fiberweb, has created global business units for  its Consumer Fabrics and Airlaid divisions. The global Consumer Fabrics business unit will be led by Fiberweb CEO Daniel Dayan and will incorporate the…

  • Paul Viveiros to Vice President

    National Nonwovens has promoted Paul Viveiros to vice president—customer relations. Mr. Viveiros was previously appointed customer service manager in 2001. He immediately focused on teamwork with the ability to work together toward a common vis…

  • Adult Incontinence

    Pantex International hires General Manager

    Pantex International is pleased to an­nounce the hiring of Prelo Hood as general manager of Pantex MENA in the United Arab Emirates effective July 15. Mr. Hood is originally from Greenville, SC and comes to Pantex with more than 12 years of exper…

  • New President and CEO of NatureWorks LLC

    Marc Verbruggen has been named the new president and CEO of NatureWorks LLC. Mr. Verbruggen replaces Dennis McGrew, who had held the post since 2006. Mr. McGrew will remain with the company in an advisory capacity. Mr. Verbruggen comes to NatureWorks…

  • EBM Techniek

    EBM Techniek has recently appointed Eric van den Dijssel manager sales. He will be responsible for the global sales and marketing business of all of EBM Techniek products. With years of experience in the automatic handling and packaging industry, Mr.…

  • K-C Names Chief Strategy Officer

    Christian Brickman joined Kim­berly-Clark Sept. 1 as chief strategy officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. In this position, Mr. Brickman will lead the development and monitoring of the company's strategic plans and processes to enha…

  • CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation

    Jan Lång has been named president and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation. He will take over the responsibility effective January 1, 2009. Mr. Lång joins Ahlstrom from the position of president and CEO of Uponor Corporation where he has worked…

  • President of Worldwide Automotive Business

    Lydall has hired Joseph Wilsted as president of its worldwide automotive business. Mr. Wilsted comes to Lydall with more than 25 years of manufacturing and finance experience. He has a strong background in lean manufacturing and technology-driven so…