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  • 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…


  • 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

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    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…


  • The Albis Group has a new director-business development

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    Henning Roettger has joined The Albis Group as director-business development effective Jan 1, 2008. “We are pleased to welcome someone of Mr. Roettger’s caliber into the family of Albis companies,” reported Gianni Boscolo, owner of…


  • Baker Adhesives: Jim Stirn

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    Baker Adhesives, a division of AMB En­terprises, LLC is has added Jim Stirn to its executive team as vice president of sales. Mr. Stirn’s 20-plus years in the water-based and hot melt industries is expected to help Baker Adhesives attain it…


  • CEO of Fibertex Resigned

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    Michael Meulengracht has resigned as CEO of Fibertex effective December 31, 2007. In his absence, the day-to-day management of Fibertex will be handled by  Mikael Staal Axelsen, general manager, Jørgen Bech Madsen, general manager and Ole…


  • Alfred Watzl Retired

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    Alfred Watzl has retired from machinery and equipment supplier Fleis­sner where he was responsible for marketing and sales activities for the Egelbach, Germany-based company. During his nearly four decades with Fleissner, Mr. Watzl exerted a deci…


  • Board of Directors of Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG

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    Tomas Sterkenburgh has been ap­pointed to the board of directors of Saueressig GmbH + Co. KG, Vreden, Germany. He started his career at Saueressig in 1997 as a project manager for research and development. In 1998, Dr. Sterkenburgh first became h…


  • Dan-Webforming Int. A/S

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    Effective December 2007, Jens Erch became part of the team at Dan-Webforming Int. A/S. Mr. Erch will lead the company’s efforts as it increases the scope of its hammer mill and defibration sales and development activities. Mr Erch will work fro…


  • New Chairman

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    Mönchengladbach, Germany-based A. + E.  Ungricht GmbH + Co KG has extended its executive board by appointing Hans Christoph Zeis­lmair chairman. Dr.  Zeislmair will be responsible for production with the aim of realigning the compa…


  • Maxcess International

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    Craig Cooper has joined Maxcess International to provide local expertise for Fife, Magpowr and Tidland products in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Cooper has extensive experience in in…