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  • PGI Makes Appointments In Chicopee Business

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    Polymer Group, N. Charleston, SC, has named Scott Tracey vice president of sales and marketing for the Chicopee division and Larry Archer group marketing director. The company also relocated its branded products headquarters from Dayton, NJ to Moores…


  • Director Of Nonwovens Sales

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    Paper Converting Machine Company, Green Bay, WI, has appointed David Kessenich director of nonwovens sales.  Mr. Kessenich's responsibilities involve directing the global sales staff, providing input into research and development efforts and exe…


  • President And CFO Of KX Industries

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    Donald Caulfield has been named president and CFO of KX Industries. He has worked at KX Industries for more than 10 years, serving as controller, general manager and chief financial officer.…


  • Former P&G Executive To Chair Cardinal Health

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    R. Kerry Clark, who left Procter & Gamble Co. for Cardinal Health 17 months ago, has been named chairman and CEO of the company. Mr. Clark, 55, succeeds Robert Walter, the founder of the Columbus-area health care supplier, who is retiring. He wil…


  • Tufco Technologies

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    Tufco Technologies has hired Ken Kline to head its flexographic printing department. Mr. Kline has more than 30 years of experience in wide and narrow web processes as well as extensive knowledge in prepress operations and is trained as a Six Sigma y…


  • Vice President of Global Marketing and Technology

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    Performance Fibers has named Richard Black vice president of global marketing and technology. Mr. Black brings more than 20 years of extensive global commercial and technology experience to the Richmond, VA-based company. He previously was chief mark…


  • Foamex International Appointed To Board of Directors

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    Foamex International, a manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products in North Ameri­ca, has appointed David Lieberman to the company's board of directors. Mr. Lieberman, who will also serve on the Board’s Audit C…


  • Dyneon Has Named A President and General Manager

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    Dyneon, a leading fluoropolymer supplier, has named Netha Johnson president and general manager. As president and general manager of Dyneon LLC, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for the global achievement of Dyneon’s business objectives. He take…


  • New CTO For Freudenberg

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    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…


  • Adhesives Research

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    Adhesives Research has named Patty Frey operations manager. Ms. Frey is responsible for the manufacturing operations involving the company’s pharmaceutical products including product quality, regulatory compliance, customer service, safety, pro…


  • 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…