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  • Michelman Has Chosen Dowd and Guild Inc.

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    Michelman, Cincinnati, OH, has chosen Dowd and Guild Inc. to represent its Chemical Specialties product line in the Western U.S. including California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, Arizona and Utah. Headquartered in San Ramon, CA, Dowd and Guild has wa…


  • Consultant to Fiberweb Resigned

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    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…


  • Chairman of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association

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    Donald Clark has been elected chairman of the American Fiber Manu­facturers Association. He also serves as president and CEO of Pliana. Previously, Mr. Clark served as vice chairman and chairman of the executive committee for AFMA. He succeeds Wa…


  • Gneuss Inc. Has Added New Staff

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    Gneuss Inc., Matthews, NC, the North American subsidiary of German machinery manufacturer Gneuss Kun­ststofftechnik GmbH, has added new staff to meet the needs of its expanding business in North America. Chuck Szoke joined the company as an addit…


  • Michael Thomason Passed Away

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    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…


  • MesseFrankfurt

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    Detlef Braun has been appointed to the management team of MesseFrankfurt. He has worked for Philip Morris Group, the Lancaster Group and Joop.…


  • Andritz Ksters GmbH

    November 30, -0001
    Harald Suttor has taken over the management of Andritz Küsters GmbH  effective November 1, 2007. He has replaced Erich Bröker, who left the company at his own request to take on a new professional challenge. Mr. Suttor possesses many y…


  • President of its Modular Vision Systems Division

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Several Personnel Changes At Pliant Corporation

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    Several personnel changes have taken place at Pliant Corporation, Schaum­burg, IL. Kevin Howard will assume the post of vice president of North American sales for printed products. In this new key role, Mr. Howard will be in charge of leading Pli…


  • Fleissner GmbH

    November 30, -0001
    Dr. Jürgen Heller has taken over as technical managing director of Fleissner GmbH. Previously Dr. Heller was a member of the top management of Hauni Maschinenbau AG, a company of Körber AG in Hamburg. He was responsible for technical engine…


  • Parkinson Technologies Inc.

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    Parkinson Technologies Inc. has named Carol Royal  nonwovens and paper sales manager. With more than 20 years of experience as a technical service professional, Ms. Royal has a proven track record in market development for customer-focused, serv…


  • SML Mashinengesellschaft

    November 30, -0001
    SML Mashinengesellschaft has appointed Karl Stöger managing director. He will replace Bruno Haider who is retiring. Mr. Stöger has been with the company since 1985 and has gained vast experience as both a technician and businessman. He last…


  • Cascades Tissue Group Has Appointed Vice President of Sales

    November 30, -0001
    Cascades Tissue Group, Candiac, Canada, has appointed Stephan Doyon vice president of sales, North America for the commercial and industrial division. Mr. Doyon joined Cascades Tissue Group in 1991 as a customer service representative. He went on to…


  • Temporary Content Title

    November 30, -0001
    Dierk Mohr will take over for Peter Hartwig as managing director of  J.H. Ziegler, the German nonwovens company. Mohr previously served as managing director of the Eckerle-Gruppe, a supplier to the automobile industry. Hartwig, who worked at Zie…


  • New Account Managers For Suominen

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    Suominen Nonwovens has appointed two new account managers, Marika Aarnio-Mäkilä and Alexander Maximov. Ms. Aarnio-Mäkilä joined Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where she worked as a sales manager. She has extensive experience with…