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  • PCMC Names Replacement For Retiring Vice President

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    Green Bay-based Paper Converting Machine announced the retirement of Robert Clausen, vice president of finance and treasurer, after 32 years of service. Mr. Clausen became an officer of the company in 1984 upon his election as Treasurer and Controlle…


  • Michael Gallagher Plans To Retire from Playtex Products, Inc.

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    Playtex Products, Inc., Westport, CT, has announced that Michael Gallagher plans to retire from the company by the end of the year or when a successor is named. Mr. Gallagher has been chief executive officer and director of the company since 1995.…


  • Rayonier Has Elected A Senior VP

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    Rayonier, Jacksonville, FL, has elected W. Edwin Frazier III as senior vice president, administration and corporate secretary. He succeeds John O’Grady, senior vice president, who plans to retire July 1, 2005. Mr. Frazier will be responsible fo…


  • Albis Appoints A CEO

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    In other news, Albis, Roasio, Italy, has appointed Carlo Soave to the position of CEO of the Albis Group, effective January 1, 2005. Mr. Soave has spent 20 years with P&G and was most recently that company's vice president of purchasing. Before t…


  • Ahlstrom names new president, CEO

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    The Board of Directors of Ahlstrom Corporation, Helsinki, Finland, has appointed Jukka Moisio, President and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation. Juha Rantanen, former president and CEO will join Outokumpu Group in October and will become CEO of Outokumpu as…


  • Jim DeVries Names VP of Nordson fiber systems

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    Jim DeVries, vice president of nonwovens and web coatings systems for Dawsonville, GA-based Nordson Corporation, has also been named vice president of Nordson fiber systems. In this added role, Mr. DeVries will have worldwide management responsibilit…


  • Foss Manufacturing

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    Foss Manufacturing, Hampton, NH, has appointed Konstantin Goranov as its director of fiber research. Dr. Goranov’s responsibilities will include directing the company’s research and development initiatives within Foss's fiber Unit and thr…


  • Rayonier

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    In other news, Rayonier announced that James Hance, vice chairman and director of Bank of America Corporation, has been named to its board of directors. Mr. Hance was Chief Financial Officer of Bank of America before stepping down earlier this year.…


  • Paoli, PA-based Ametek, Inc. Has Names VP and General Manager

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    Paoli, PA-based Ametek, Inc., has named Harold Caroe as vice president and general manager of the Test and Calibration Instruments Division. Mr. Caroe joined Ametek in 2000 as sales manager and marketing director for Ametek Denmark, was made gene…


  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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    In a move to further elevate the needs of retail customers and shoppers into all elements of its consumer products businesses, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has appointed Don Quigley as president of North American Customer Deve­lopment. Formerly…


  • SDL Atlas

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    Charlotte, NC-based SDL Atlas has appointed nine-year textile veteran John Crocker as its new director of sales for the Americas. From his base in Greensboro, Mr. Crocker will direct sales and coordinate support for the firm's wide variety of test pr…


  • Tredegar names European Managing Director

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    Tredegar Film Products Corporation, Richmond, VA, has named Stefano Lupi European managing director. Mr. Lupi who had been working with Tredegar as a consultant in Europe, is the former managing director of the Pantex Group, an Italian nonwovens manu…


  • Jacob Holm Industries Has Restructured

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    In an effort to focus its business globally, Jacob Holm Industries has restructured its business units, a move that included several personnel appointments. Peter Stoffel, who has served as COO for the past three years, has been named CEO; Jack Richa…


  • Johns Manville Appointed Senior Vice President

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    Denver-based Johns Manville has appointed Dion Persson as senior vice president of its Engineered Products Group. Mr. Persson will report directly to Steven Hochhauser, the company’s chairman, president and CEO. The Engineered Products Grou…


  • BASF Global Acrylic Monomers and Superabsorbents Business

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    BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany, has named Markus Kramer the head of BASF’s global acrylic monomers and superabsorbents business. After the merger of the two global business units—acrylic monomers and superabsorbents—Martin Brudermü…