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  • Elsner Engineering Works

    Elsner Engineering Works has promoted Jay Roth to regional sales manager with responsibility for the western and eastern U.S., Canadian territories and its Italian and African sales territories. Mr. Roth replaces Donald Rush, who retired at the end o…
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  • Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC)

    Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) has announced the addition of a new member to the company’s commercial team. Jason Manders has been promoted to product and applications leader for the printing and nonwovens converting machinery segment.…
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  • M33 Integrated Solutions

    M33 Integrated Solutions has hired Kevin Survance to serve as the company’s Chief Information Officer. Kevin is responsible for defining the company’s technology strategy, leading the development of M33’s business software systems,…
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  • Electronics

    Barry-Wehmiller has appointed John Stroup to its board of directors

    Barry-Wehmiller has appointed John Stroup to its board of directors. Mr. Stroup is an accomplished leadership professional in the manufacturing industry and an experienced practitioner of the lean principles of continuous improvement. The company exp…
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  • The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA)

    The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) has elected two new members to join its ranks at its first meeting of 2009. They are William Littlefield, executive vice president and general manager of branded products at Sun Products Cor­poration, and…
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  • Education

    Scott Riddle is the new president of the Triad Roundtable

    Scott Riddle is the new president of the Triad Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). CSCMP is an association for individuals involved in supply chain management that helps to provide educational, career developme…
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  • New Account Managers For Suominen

    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…
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  • Needlepunch

    Asselin-Thibeau has named Johannes Haep its new CEO

    Asselin-Thibeau, part of NSC nonwoven, has named Johannes Haep its new CEO following the retirement last month of Marc Brabant. Before working in the nonwovens sector, Mr. Haep worked in the energy equipment industry. “I am proud to be offered…
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  • Airlaid | Composite | Spunlace

    Dan-Web has appointed Director-European Sales

    Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic to the position of director-European sales. Mr. Crainic brings almost 20 years of nonwoven and hygiene business experience to Dan-Web, including direct experience in airlaid, carded and spunlace technologies and th…
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  • Suominen Nonwovens

    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…
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  • Needlepunch

    New CEO For NSC Nonwoven

    Asselin-Thibeau, part of NSC nonwoven, has named Johannes Haep its new CEO following the retirement in March of Marc Brabant. Before working in the nonwovens sector, Mr. Haep worked in the energy equipment industry. “I am proud to be offered th…
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  • Focke & Co., Inc.: Eric Knight

    Packaging machinery specialist Focke & Co., Inc. has appointed Erik Knight sales and marketing manager for North America. Mr. Knight joined the company in September to head the sales and marketing efforts for general packaging, working out of the…
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  • Airlaid | Composite | Spunlace

    Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic

    Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic to the position of director-European sales. Mr. Crainic brings almost 20 years of nonwoven and hygiene business experience to Dan-Web, including direct experience in airlaid, carded and spunlace technologies and th…
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  • DelStar Technologies: Hassan Bodaghi

    Hassan Bodaghi has joined the executive team of DelStar Technologies as vice president of new business development, reporting directly to Mark Abrahams, CEO. Dr. Bodaghi has more than 25 years of experience in corporate research and technology, as we…
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  • Baker Adhesives: Jim Stirn

    Baker Adhesives, a division of AMB Enterprises, has hired Jim Stirn as vice president of sales.  His 20-plus years in the water-based and hot melt industries is expected to help Baker Adhesives attain its planned growth in becoming a major suppl…
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  • New CFO For Ahlstrom

    As announced earlier, Seppo Parvi will join Ahlstrom to take on the position of chief financial officer and a member of the corporate executive team. He started in May and will be based at Ahlstrom’s head office in Helsinki, Finland.…
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  • Suominen Nonwovens: Jarmo Karjalainen

    Suominen Nonwovens has named a new sales manager, Jarmo Karjalainen. Mr. Karjalainen joins Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where he worked as sales and product development manager. He has ex­tensive experience with nonwovens due to his working hi…
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  • Baker Adhesives: Jim Stirn

    Baker Adhesives, a division of AMB En­terprises, LLC is has added Jim Stirn to its executive team as vice president of sales. Mr. Stirn’s 20-plus years in the water-based and hot melt industries is expected to help Baker Adhesives attain it…
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  • EDANA:Patricia Featherstone

    At its Annual General Meeting, EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has appointed Patricia Featherstone to the board of governors. As head of RKW’s Strategic Hygiene and Medical business unit and th…
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  • Fiberweb: Steve Dryden

    Fiberweb has named Steve Dryden a non-executive director of the company, effective June 1, 2009. Mr. Dryden has been the group finance director of DS Smith since April 2008. Prior to this, he was finance director of Filtrona and has also held senior…
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