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  • Former K-C executive joins Green Innovations as VP of sales

    August 27, 2013
    Green Innovations Ltd. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Green Hygienics, Inc., has appointed Jeff Thurgood as its vice president of sales. Thurgood has 27 years of varied consumer products sales and management experience. He has led Fortu…


  • Barry-Wehmiller promotes Jeff Hanson to int'l finance VP

    August 9, 2013
    Jeffrey Hanson has been promoted to vice president of international finance for Barry-Wehmiller. With 25 years of international trade and banking experience, Hanson will contribute his broad range of skills and expertise toward enhancing Barry-Wehmil…


  • Donaldson appoints Andrew Cecere to board

    August 7, 2013
    Donaldson Company, Inc. has appointed Andrew Cecere to its board of directors, effective September 27th. The addition of Cecere brings the Donaldson Board to 11 members. Cecere, 53, is vice chairman and CFO of Minneapolis, MN-based U.S. Bancorp, a p…


  • Dow announces retirement of Bill Banholzer

    August 5, 2013
    A.N. Sreeram named corporate vice president of research and development.


  • EDANA board appoints additional officers

    August 2, 2013
    EDANA, the international association representing nonwovens and related materials, has appointed Mikael Staal Axelsen of Fibertex Personal Care, and Jelle Westertep of PGI, as officers, effective from July 1, 2013. They join the chair, Patricia Feath…


  • New HR manager of Thrace Group

    July 31, 2013
    Paul Leigh, HR manager, Don & Low, has been appointed to the position of HR manager, Europe for Thrace Group. Leigh will report to the group CFO Dimitris Malamos. In addition to his new areas of responsibility, Leigh will continue to carry out hi…


  • H.B. Fuller elects Ann Simonds to board

    July 30, 2013
    Ann Simonds was elected as an independent member to H.B. Fuller Company’s board of directors, effective October 1. With Simonds’ election, the board will consist of eight directors, seven of whom are independent. Simonds is currently seni…


  • Chase adds sales exec

    July 30, 2013
    Chase Machine & Engineering, Inc., has hired Jim Weeden as a sales executive. “Jim’s extensive experience in the nonwovens and textile product markets make him an invaluable addition to our team,” says Guy Gil, national sales ma…


  • PurThread Technologies appoints CEO and board member

    July 30, 2013
    High-performance fabric firm appoints healthcare industry leader Lisa Grimes as CEO and adds UPMC's Dr. Tom Inglesby to board of directors.


  • Montalvo names chief operating officer

    July 29, 2013
    The Montalvo Corporation, international specialists in industrial web control systems, has named Robin Goodwin as chief operating officer for the corporation. Goodwin’s responsibility will include managing day-to-day operations; overseeing sal…


  • Andreas Joehle named chairman of Paul Hartmann AG's board and CEO of Hartmann Group

    July 1, 2013
    Effective July 1, 2013, Andreas Joehle was appointed chairman of the management board of Paul Hartmann AG and CEO of the international Hartmann Group. Since the beginning of the year he has been familiarizing himself with the Heidenheim-based health…


  • Joel Hackney assumes CEO role at PGI

    June 18, 2013
    Replaces Ronee Hagen, who will retire.


  • TenCate appoints corporate director of finance

    June 13, 2013
    The executive board of Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) has appointed E. (Eef) Bos as corporate director of finance effective July 1, 2013. Bos will head the finance and controlling department and will report in due course to the newly appointed CFO. The f…


  • Klaus Holz named new CEO of Trevira

    June 12, 2013
    Robert Gregan, who was associated with Trevira as CEO for a two year contract following consultancy support during takeover process, has decided to leave Trevira on completion of his contract on June 30, 2013 and revert to his consulting work at his…


  • Tietex announces leadership changes

    June 11, 2013
    Cunningham steps down as COO; Wallace promoted to position.