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  • Strategic business development head of Ahlstrom resigns

    February 13, 2014
    Aki Saarinen, executive vice president, strategic business development, has decided to resign from Ahlstrom to pursue other career opportunities. He will step down from the executive management team in February 2014 and continue in his current role u…


  • Rodman J. Zilenziger, Founder, Rodman Media, Dies

    February 7, 2014
    Rodman J. Zilenziger, the founder of Rodman Publishing Corporation (now, Rodman Media Corporation), died on Feb. 2, 2014. He was 85. In 1964, while serving as vice president of sales for Dorland Publishing, Mr. Zilenziger co-launched Detergent Age, w…


  • Lenzing appoints new  board member

    Lenzing appoints new board member

    February 7, 2014
    The supervisory board meeting of Lenzing AG held on January 31, 2014 appointed Robert van de Kerkhof to serve as a member of the management board for a period of three years as of May 1, 2014. In his capacity as chief commercial officer, van de Kerkh…


  • Ahlstrom reorganizes executive management team

    February 5, 2014
    Ahlstrom has made changes to its management structure while keeping its operating model with five business areas in tact. In the new set-up, the executive vice presidents of sales regions will report directly to the president and CEO and will be memb…


  • Jean-Marie Becker has left Suominen

    February 4, 2014
    As a consequence of the structural and management changes announced by Suominen Corporation September 30, 2013 and effective as of January 1, 2014, Jean-Marie Becker, former executive vice president, nonwovens, has left Suominen in January 2014 to pu…


  • Teijin elects Jun Suzuki as new CEO

    February 4, 2014
    Teijin Limited announced that its board of directors has elected Jun Suzuki, currently executive officer, member of the board, as its next president and CEO. Suzuki will assume his new role on April 1. Shigeo Ohyagi, the current president and CEO of…


  • Neschen adds two experienced members to sales team

    February 4, 2014
    Neschen is pushing ahead with restructuring of the company and strengthening its management in sales by adding two experienced new members to the team. Emphasis is being placed on the increased independence of the respective production and sales sect…


  • Denise Davis promoted to VP of Coley Company

    Denise Davis promoted to VP of Coley Company

    February 4, 2014
    Denise Davis has been promoted to vice president of Coley Company, a Greensboro, NC-based firm providing executive search services for apparel, textiles and nonwovens. Davis has worked in the search industry since 1997, holding numerous positions ran…


  • Laura Raitio resigns from Ahlstrom

    January 23, 2014
    Laura Raitio, executive vice president, building and energy business area, has resigned from Ahlstrom Corporation at her own request. Raitio joined Ahlstrom in 1990 and has been a member of the executive management team since 2006. She will continue…


  • RKW names Manfred Bracher as COO

    January 23, 2014
    Manfred Bracher has been appointed to the RKW Group’s executive management board as the COO. He will be responsible for the supervision and organization of all operational and technical processes. He will also remain the vice president of the G…


  • INDA names Joan Izzo director of marketing

    Tim Wright||January 14, 2014
    INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has appointed Joan Izzo as its new director of marketing. Izzo brings years of experience in marketing for international nonwovens and advanced material companies to the position. Most recently…


  • PPG appoints Kevin McDonald as VP (fiber glass)

    Tim Wright||January 14, 2014
    PPG Industries has appointed Kevin McDonald, as vice president, fiber glass, effective March 1. McDonald is currently PPG general manager, reinforcements, and leader for fiber glass in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He will…


  • Techmer PM names Mark Jones global nonwovens market manager

    Tim Wright||January 13, 2014
    Jones to lead the Techmer PM nonwovens team and focus on global nonwovens growth opportunities.


  • James Cropper names Dave Watson COO

    Tim Wright||January 3, 2014
    James Cropper PLC has named Dave Watson to the board of the company as chief operating officer effective Jan. 1, 2014. His responsibilities include global operational excellence and active involvement in delivering the company's strategic growth…


  • Ahlstrom appoints Sakari Ahdekivi as new CFO

    December 30, 2013
    Sakari Ahdekivi has been appointed chief financial officer and member of the executive management team at Ahlstrom. He will join the company on February 1, 2014. Prior to Ahlstrom, Ahdekivi was managing director at Tamro Finland and Baltics. He has a…