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  • Pantex MENA Hires GM

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    In another step to reorganize its business, Fiberweb, has created global business units for  its Consumer Fabrics and Airlaid divisions. The global Consumer Fabrics business unit will be led by Fiberweb CEO Daniel Dayan and will incorporate the…


  • H&V Has Appointed Two Senior Executives

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    Hollingsworth & Vose Company (H&V), has appointed two senior executives to general management positions. In the first, Robert Schiller was appointed vice president and general manager, high efficiency and specialty filtration (HESF) business…


  • Paul Viveiros to Vice President

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    National Nonwovens has promoted Paul Viveiros to vice president—customer relations. Mr. Viveiros was previously appointed customer service manager in 2001. He immediately focused on teamwork with the ability to work together toward a common vis…


  • BASF Has Appointed Director of Production

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    BASF has appointed Christof Herion director of production for its intermediates unit located in Geismar, LA, where diols, derivatives and amines are produced. “Dr. Herion brings an excellent mix of technical and managerial skills to this positi…


  • Pantex International hires General Manager

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    Pantex International is pleased to an­nounce the hiring of Prelo Hood as general manager of Pantex MENA in the United Arab Emirates effective July 15. Mr. Hood is originally from Greenville, SC and comes to Pantex with more than 12 years of exper…


  • Cooley Group

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    Cooley Group has hired Chris Ricci as health and safety specialist. In this role, Mr. Ricci will oversee company safety programs, conduct safety training, assure company conformance to OSHA regulations and oversee workers compensation programs for th…


  • New President and CEO of NatureWorks LLC

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    Marc Verbruggen has been named the new president and CEO of NatureWorks LLC. Mr. Verbruggen replaces Dennis McGrew, who had held the post since 2006. Mr. McGrew will remain with the company in an advisory capacity. Mr. Verbruggen comes to NatureWorks…


  • 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…