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  • Dan-Webs Thordahl Leaves MD Position

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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…