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  • EDANA has a new marketing and communications director

    EDANA has named Abby Bailey its new marketing and communications director, effective November 2008. In this newly expanded role combining both the marketing and communications needs of the association and its member companies, Ms. Bailey is responsib…

  • New Senior VP For Ahlstrom

    Rami Raulas has been tapped by Ahlstrom to be senior vice president, sales and marketing and member of the corporate executive team as of February 1, 2009. He has an extensive international business management experience and has been based during his…

  • Wipes

    Suominen Nonwovens appointed its new sales director

    Suominen Nonwovens appointed Tommi Saarela its new sales director effective December 2008. Mr. Saarela previously worked at Nokia Corporation as head of go-to-market business development. Prior to that, he held various senior management positions at…

  • National sales manager of Elsner Engineering Works, retired

    Donald Rush, national sales manager of Elsner Engineering Works, retired in December 2008 after 27 years of service to the corporation. Mr. Rush started his career at Elsner in 1981 as a sales engineer with primary sales responsibility for Elsner for…

  • New international specialist for M33 Integrated Solutions

    Julia Church is the new international specialist for M33 Integrated Sol­utions. She is responsible for overseeing the international transportation operations for all members of M33's Collaborative Client Network. Prior to joining M33, M…

  • Filtration

    Gneuss Inc. has added a new staff member

    Gneuss Inc., the North American subsidiary of German machinery manufacturer Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH, has added a new staff member to meet the needs of its expanding business in North America. Bill Lewis joined the company as sales engineer for…

  • Fibers

    James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA

    James Schaeffer has joined Kilop USA as senior vice president for sales and new business development. Mr. Schaeffer has more than 35 years of extensive experience in the areas of fiber processing, nonwovens operations and consumer product manufacturi…

  • Maitre Retires From Dilo

    Klaus Maitre has retired as vice president of Dilo, Inc. For more than 25 years he provided excellent work and service to the company’s North American customers.  Mr. Maitre was deeply involved in administration and management from the beg…

  • Strengthen its corporate sustainability program

    PGI is underway with an initiative to strengthen its corporate sustainability program with focused and expanded ef­forts in this area led by the company’s first chief sustainability officer (CSO). John Heironimus, chief marketing officer fo…

  • Several personnel changes at Nordson Corporation

    Several personnel changes have taken place at Nordson Corporation recently. Topping the list, Andy Dunn, corporate senior vice president of Nordson Corporation’s Advanced Technology Syst­ems segment, has retired. Chairman, CEO and president…

  • Winkler+Dnnebier AG

    Effective March 1, Jochen Engelke has been appointed chief executive officer of Winkler+Dünnebier AG. Mr. Engelke studied engineering with a special focus on plant engineering at the University of Dortmund, Germany. He has many years of manageme…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…