The Arlington, Va.-based American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has presented the Friend of the Apparel and Footwear Industry Award to Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. and Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
The Netherlands-based Avantium has appointed Dr. Jeffrey J. Kolstad chief scientist.
Warwick, R.I.-based Biomedical Structures LLC has appointed Dean J. Tulumaris president and CEO.
The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has presented the INDA Award for Lifetime Technical Achievement to Mike Putnam, Polymer Group Inc.; and the Lifetime Service Award to Morris T. Collins Jr., RKW US Inc.
New York City-based Sandow Media Corp. companies Material ConneXion Inc. and Culture & Commerce Inc. have named Susan Towers vice president of communications and marketing.
The Technical Association of the Pulp, Paper, Packaging and Converting Industries (TAPPI), Norcross, Ga., has named Peter Gaddie director, corporate accounts.
New Haven, Mo.-based MarChem CFI Inc. has named Laurie Moers Northeast regional sales representative.
Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hologenix LLC has named Dr. Michael Coyle chief science officer.
Austria-based Starlinger & Co. GmbH has named Stéphane Soudais head of the Consumer Bags Division.
China Linen Textile Industry Ltd., China, has named Manuel Henares Arenas senior engineer and company consultant.
Salt Lake City-based Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. has named Ajay Badiga director of sourcing and development, apparel; Cheryl Knopp design lead for the company's apparel initiative; and Jeff Nash vice president, engineering support services.
The Zone 4 Virginia-Carolinas Canvas Products Association, an affiliate of the Roseville, Minn.-based Industrial Fabrics Association International, has named Jonathan Chakales, Marchem CFI, to its Board of Directors.