People In The News

  • 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

    November 30, -0001
    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.

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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

    November 30, -0001
    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…


  • Rexcell Names New VP Marketing and Sales

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    Anders Uttersäv has left his position as vice president marketing and sales at Rexcell Tissue & Airlaid AB effective January 31, 2008. Mr. Uttersäv's successor is Andreas Normén, who will begin his employment April 1, 2008. Mr. U…


  • New CFO For Ahlstrom

    November 30, -0001
    As announced earlier, Seppo Parvi will join Ahlstrom to take on the position of chief financial officer and a member of the corporate executive team. He started in May and will be based at Ahlstrom’s head office in Helsinki, Finland.…


  • The Board of Directors of Znojmo Resigned

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    Henry Gregson has resigned from the board of directors of Znojmo, Poland-based Pegas Nonwovens. Mr. Gregson served as a board member of Pegas Nonwovens from November 2006 through December 2007 and—as a representative of the previous majority sh…


  • Suominen Nonwovens: Jarmo Karjalainen

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    Suominen Nonwovens has named a new sales manager, Jarmo Karjalainen. Mr. Karjalainen joins Suominen from Kuitu Finland Oy, where he worked as sales and product development manager. He has ex­tensive experience with nonwovens due to his working hi…