Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), Charlotte, has named Michael Modak senior vice president, global growth, and innovation officer.
Lenzing AG, Austria, has extended Chairman and CEO Peter Untersperger's position on the Management Board until 2016.
Lawrence, Mass.-based Polartec LLC has appointed Gary Smith CEO, to succeed Andrew J. Vecchione in that position; and Joe Robinson CFO.
The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA), Raleigh, N.C., has elected the following to the Board of Directors: Al Irvine, American & Efird Inc., chairman of the Board; and Mel Berzack, Sewn Products Equipment Co., vice chairman.
Paris-based Lectra has appointed Tania Garcia vice president, marketing, North America.
Bozeman, Mont.-based TEXbase Inc. has appointed Wayne Huyard president, Brady Meltzer senior vice president sales and client success, and Ron McMurtrie chief marketing officer.
The Hohenstein Institute, Germany, has promoted Vignesh Amalraj to business development manager, Hohenstein India Pvt. Ltd.
Haggar Clothing Co., Dallas, has named Rich Honiball senior vice president, marketing, licensing and e-commerce; and has promoted Nanditha Zuckerman to senior vice president, global operations.
Phoenix-based Mutoh America Inc. has named Peter Zaferis Western regional sales manager.
The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has presented the INDA Award for Lifetime Technical Achievement to David Lunceford, HDK Industries; and the Lifetime Service Award to Peter Wallace, Arclin.
Red Bank, N.J.-based Brand & Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has appointed Dan Pezold president.
Sawgrass Europe Consumer Division, United Kingdom, has named Barbara Borgars head of sales.
Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), Arlington, Va., has named Russell Jowell communications manager.
The Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC), United Kingdom, has presented the CSI Colour Award 2012 to Alice Howard-Graham, University for the Creative Arts.
Herty Advanced Materials Development Center has appointed Alexander Koukoulas, Ph.D., president and CEO.
Arc'teryx, Canada, has named Jon Hoerauf vice president/senior director of global commercial sales, and Adam Ketcheson as vice president/senior director of global marketing and B2C.
Arahne d.o.o, Slovenia, has named Marc Rosseel textile design and product development representative, United States and Canada.
November 20, 2012