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  • 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…


  • Klapper named Rieter chairman

    December 17, 2013
    Will assume position next month.


  • Autoneum Holding appoints CFO

    December 6, 2013
    Autoneum Holding Ltd. has appointed Martin Zwyssig as CFO and member of the group executive board. Zwyssig has long-standing experience as CFO of stock-listed industrial enterprises operating globally. He will take up his duties after a handover phas…


  • Lennart Persson, CFO and executive VP of SCA, to retire

    December 5, 2013
    SCA’s CFO and executive vice president Lennart Persson will retire on July 1, 2014, after contributing to SCA’s growth in a number of senior positions since 1987. Fredrik Rystedt, 49, will succeed Persson and will become a member of SCA&r…


  • New management at Messe Frankfurt

    December 4, 2013
    Kathryn Fitts and Dennis Smith are the new management team at Messe Frankfurt Inc. in Atlanta, GA, U.S., taking over from John Gallagher, who has decided to move into a different direction. With immediate effect, Fitts and Smith have been appointed…


  • K-C Professional names new VP for North America

    Tim Wright||December 3, 2013
    Kimberly-Clark Professional has named Tim Feeheley as its new vice president for Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. Feeheley succeeds Richard Thorne, who recently was named to lead Kimberly-Clark Professional's Asia-Pacific Region. Feehe…


  • Montalvo names sales manage for Germany

    Tim Wright||December 2, 2013
    The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has named Dietmar Herzog as sales manager for Germany. Herzog’s primary responsibilities will include sales support in Germany, expansion of Montalvo’s…


  • Archroma names Stephan Sielaff COO

    Tim Wright||December 2, 2013
    Archroma has named Stephan Sielaff as its COO. Based in Reinach, Switzerland, Sielaff will oversee the business' global production, manufacturing and integrated supply chain activities. He brings Archroma diverse and global materials and process…


  • Willis to Nonwovens By Design

    Tim Wright||December 2, 2013
    Jeff Willis has formed a new venture called Nonwovens By Design. The new company will specialize in product design for consumer, medical, wipes and hygiene markets as well as provide sales supports for select clients. Willis was previously with Texel…