Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has named Gareth Meese export sales manager, Magnet Applications Ltd.
Bozeman, Mont.-based TEXbase Inc. has appointed Eric Rathbun vice president, global customer solutions.
The Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT), Milan, has presented the ACIMIT Foundation Awards for textile machinery research to the following: Sami Brahim Khouaja and Nicola Badoni, Universita' degli Studi di Bergamo; Matteo Salamon, ISIS Newton -- Varese; Marialara Santangelo and Davide Spanu, ITIS P. Carcano -- Como; and Alberto Vaccaro, ITIS Paleocapa -- Bergamo.
Cranston, R.I.-based Cranston Print Works Co. has named Frederic L. Rockefeller Jr. president and CEO.
Princeton, N.J.-based TRI/Princeton (TRI) has elected the following to its Board of Trustees for the 2010-11 term: Dr. Robert Bianchini, Merck Consumer Care, chairman; Dr. Kurt Adams, DuPont, vice chairman; Paul Serbiak, Johnson and Johnson, general trustee; and Fred Cervantes, L'Oreal, general trustee. TRI also has named Dr. Joël Coret director, new business ventures.
Loves Park, Ill.-based Zenith Cutter Co. has appointed Thomas Parsons director of marketing.
The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), Washington, has named Dr. Freddie M. Bourland, University of Arkansas, ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2010.
The Narrow Fabrics Institute, Roseville, Minn., has presented the Narrow Fabrics Industry Legacy Award posthumously to Franklin A. Milnes, Wayne Industries, for his contributions to the narrow fabrics industry and to the institute.
Japan-based Teijin Group has named Eiso Alberda van Ekenstein to manage the Aramid Fibers Business Group and has promoted Gert Frederiks CEO and president, Teijin Aramid, the Netherlands. In addition, Teijin Aramid has appointed Christoph Hahn marketing and sales director and Peter Paping manager, business incubation and development.
Los Angeles-based Guess? Inc. has appointed Kitty Yung president, Guess? Asia.
Tefron Ltd., Israel, has named Ilan Gilboa executive vice president, operations and customer support.
Arlington, Va.-based Garnier-Thiebaut Inc. has named Jean-Philippe Krukowicz president and CEO.
Victor Group Inc., Quebec, has appointed Lisa Olson-Wong design director, Contract Division.
Dartmouth, Mass.-based UMass Dartmouth has presented an honorary doctorate to Gerald Mauretti, a director of The National Textile Association, Boston, and president of EY Technologies, Fall River, Mass.
England-based Mudpie Ltd. has appointed John Gorman commercial director.
Summerville, S.C.-based Thrace-linq has promoted Daniel Selander to market development manager, geosynthetics; and has added Brian Sparks to its sales and marketing team.
From left to right: Moghe, Gupta and Myers
The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) has presented the J. William Weaver Award to Dr. Bhupender S. Gupta, North Carolina State University College of Textiles, and Ajit Moghe, Covidien, for their significant contributions to textile science literature; and the Technical Committee on Research Service Award to Luther M. Myers, Test Materials Consulting LLC for his outstanding service in test method development.