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  • Top Twenty Under 40 Award

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    Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University was recently honored with the “Top Twenty Under 40 Award.” Dr. Ramkumar, who serves as the co-chairman of the India committee for INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry), has been rec…


  • EBM Techniek

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    EBM Techniek has recently appointed Eric van den Dijssel manager sales. He will be responsible for the global sales and marketing business of all of EBM Techniek products. With years of experience in the automatic handling and packaging industry, Mr.…


  • Suominen Nonwovens

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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…


  • New CEO For NSC Nonwoven

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    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…


  • Focke & Co., Inc.: Eric Knight

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    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…


  • Dan-Web has appointed Sorin Crainic

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    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…


  • DelStar Technologies: Hassan Bodaghi

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    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…


  • Baker Adhesives: Jim Stirn

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    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…


  • Dan-Webs Thordahl Leaves MD Position

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    The Managing Director of Dan-Web­forming International and Dan-Web Research and Development A/S, Jens Erik Thordahl, has decided to leave his position. His responsibilities in the group have been split  between Lars Windfeld and Lars Laursen…


  • Duni Names Executive VP & Deputy CEO

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    Gun Nilsson has been named executive vice president and deputy CEO of Swedish airlaid producer Duni. Ms. Nilsson will continue to hold her responsibility in corporate development.…


  • Freudenberg Household Products

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    Klaus Peter Meier has assumed responsibility for the management of Freudenberg Household Products in Weinheim, Germany effective January 1. He replaces Hans Georg Franke, 54, who is leaving the company. Meier has been an executive at Freudenberg Hous…


  • Avery Dennison Elected Director

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    Avery Dennison has elected Rolf Bor­jesson director of the company, effective January 5, 2005.  Mr. Borjesson is chairman of Rexam PLC, one of the world's top five consumer packaging companies and its leading beverage can manufacturer. Prior…


  • K-C Names Chief Strategy Officer

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    Christian Brickman joined Kim­berly-Clark Sept. 1 as chief strategy officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. In this position, Mr. Brickman will lead the development and monitoring of the company's strategic plans and processes to enha…


  • Pliant Corporation

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    Gail Becke has been named technical director of personal care/medical for Pliant Corporation. Ms. Becke was most recently research and development associate director of Tredegar Films and has also worked at the Dow Chemical Company. She holds a B.S.…


  • CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation

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    Jan Lång has been named president and CEO of Ahlstrom Corporation. He will take over the responsibility effective January 1, 2009. Mr. Lång joins Ahlstrom from the position of president and CEO of Uponor Corporation where he has worked…