Synthetic Industries (SI), Chattanooga, Tenn., announced the appointment of Louis Ziebold as
director of Marketing for the Carpet Backing Group. He will be responsible for developing and
managing business plans, tracking and reacting to market trends, interfacing with technical
services on new product developments and directing the division's marketing communications efforts.
The board of directors of the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) elected Werner Burgert as the new chairman of the association at its recent annual meeting. Burgert is president, Fiber Products, BASF Group, and executive vice president of BASF Corp. W. Donald Johnson was named vice chairman of the association. He is vice president and general manager of DuPont Nylon worldwide. The AFMA board also elected Art Roth, president of Cookson Fibers Inc., as treasurer. In addition to Burgert, Johnson and Roth, other members elected to the AFMA executive committee are Ted Kelly, Amoco Fabrics and Fibers Co., and immediate past president of the association; William Harris, Hoechst Polyester; Rody Dayvault, Eastman Chemical Co.; and Richard Ryan, Sterling Fibers Inc.
Gary Holcomb has been appointed president of Owned Operations, DuPont Flooring Systems, Atlanta. He will be responsible for leading the strategic direction for the owned operations of the DuPont Flooring Systems distribution network.