People In The News

  • 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…


  • Standard Mill Machinery Corporation Has Named President

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    Standard Mill Machinery Corporation, West Warwick, RI, has named David Austin president and owner. He has worked for the company since 1996, most recently as vice president. Arthur Lavoie, former co-owner, continues to work with Mr. Austin, assisting…


  • President of Worldwide Automotive Business

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    Lydall has hired Joseph Wilsted as president of its worldwide automotive business. Mr. Wilsted comes to Lydall with more than 25 years of manufacturing and finance experience. He has a strong background in lean manufacturing and technology-driven so…


  • Dial Corporation Board of Directors

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    Elizabeth Harvey, a senior executive at the Scottsdale, AZ-based Dial Corpor­ation, has joined the board of directors of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA). SDA is the U.S. trade association of the cleaning products and oleochemical industr…


  • General Manager of Italian Hygiene Machinery Company

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    Giampiero De Angelis, former sales director of Fameccanica.Data S.p.A., has been named general manager of the Italian hygiene machinery company. He reports to Carlo Bianco, member of the board and executive committee of the company. Mr. De Angelis jo…


  • Ken Jacobson Has Joined Techmer PM

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    Ken Jacobson has joined Techmer PM as vice president and general manager of the Fibers Division.  He will be based at the company’s Fiber Service Center in Dalton, GA and will report to president and CEO John Manuck. Mr. Jacobson will be r…


  • Ron Schmidt Promoted

    November 30, -0001
    Ron Schmidt, formerly director of OEM sales for Maxcess International, has been promoted to vice president market development, North America and export. In his new role, Mr. Schmidt will lead the effort to expand the company's business in existing as…


  • Michelman, Inc. Has Hired A New Chief Marketing Executive

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    Cincinnati-based Michelman, Inc. has hired Bob Poletti as the company's new chief marketing executive. Mr. Poletti's initial responsibilities will include consolidating Michelman’s global marketing efforts and putting a strategic marketing proc…


  • PCMC Names Replacement For Retiring Vice President

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    Green Bay-based Paper Converting Machine announced the retirement of Robert Clausen, vice president of finance and treasurer, after 32 years of service. Mr. Clausen became an officer of the company in 1984 upon his election as Treasurer and Controlle…


  • Tyco

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    Tyco has appointed James Pomeroy marketing and communications leader of engineered products and services and Gwen Fisher head of marketing and communications for plastics and adhesives. Pomeroy formerly served as communications leader in plastics and…


  • Michael Gallagher Plans To Retire from Playtex Products, Inc.

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    Playtex Products, Inc., Westport, CT, has announced that Michael Gallagher plans to retire from the company by the end of the year or when a successor is named. Mr. Gallagher has been chief executive officer and director of the company since 1995.…


  • Rayonier Has Elected A Senior VP

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    Rayonier, Jacksonville, FL, has elected W. Edwin Frazier III as senior vice president, administration and corporate secretary. He succeeds John O’Grady, senior vice president, who plans to retire July 1, 2005. Mr. Frazier will be responsible fo…


  • Albis Appoints A CEO

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    In other news, Albis, Roasio, Italy, has appointed Carlo Soave to the position of CEO of the Albis Group, effective January 1, 2005. Mr. Soave has spent 20 years with P&G and was most recently that company's vice president of purchasing. Before t…