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November 2000

Todd S. Lowenthal joined Atlanta-based Air Quality Sciences Inc. as indoor air quality product manager.

The Astrup Co., Cleveland, has named Peter Jagodzinski account representative for New York, Long Island and Westchester County, while Victor Cuesta, the new account representative in Miami, is responsible for international markets.

EcomTextile.com, Fullerton, Calif., has appointed Peter Ganga director, international sales and marketing.

Chicago-based FMC Corp. appointed Robert I. Harries head of the Industrial Chemicals Group, while Daniel R. Summers was named general manager, Chemical Products businesses. The reassignments are in conjunction with the announced year-end retirement of Corporate Vice President Alfredo Bernad.

Atlanta-based Wools of New Zealand has named Hallie Cobb marketing manager, while Ruth Hart, Susan Hawkins and Linda Keen have been appointed marketing executives for the company.

Servomex Group Ltd., Norwood, Mass., has appointed Dr. Sam Langridge sales director with global responsibility for sales operations.

Saati Americas, Somers, N.Y., named Tim McCue technical sales representative for the Mid-Atlantic region. Aida Boone has joined the company as bilingual customer service specialist for customers primarily in South Miami, Fla., and Central America.

Kay M. Villa, president, Kay M. Villa Consulting, Needham, Mass., was named chairman, West Conshohocken, Pa.-based American Society for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) Committee D13 on Textiles. A member of the ASTM Board of Directors, Villa is also a member of ASTM Committees E05 on Fire Standards and F23 on Protective Clothing.

St. Louis-based Dash Multi-Corp. appointed William D. Sutton general counsel and secretary. Sutton brings more than 20 years of business and legal experience to his new position.

National Textiles LLC, Winston-Salem, N.C., has promoted Vernon Carson to vice president, manufacturing, while David Shirlen has joined the company as vice president, human resources. Ron Washburn was appointed vice president, sales and marketing; and Byron Vines was promoted to director, yarn manufacturing. The company also named Larry Gunn director, textile manufacturing.

Guilford Mills Inc., Greensboro, N.C., named Kim Thompson vice president and CFO of the company.

John Collins has joined Kapco (Kent Adhesive Products Co.), Kent, Ohio, as Midwest sales representative. Collins will be based in Chicago.

Wise Industries Inc., Kings Mountain, N.C., has added Mike Ruffalo to its technical sales group. He will share the domestic sales responsibility for nonwoven equipment throughout the Southeast and West Coast.

Ben Watts and Joe W. Faith have joined the sales team at DyeTech Inc., Dalton, Ga.

Peter Oakley, chairman and CEO, BASF Corp., Mount Olive, N.J., has been named chairman of the Organization for International Investment, a Washington-based trade group that represents U.S. subsidiaries of international companies.

Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., has appointed Sherry Ayazi manager, fashion marketing, apparel.

At the annual general meeting of the European Disposables Nonwovens Assoc. (EDANA), Krzysztof Malowaniec, Paul Hartmann AG, Germany, was elected chairman for a one-year term of office. Aldo Ghira, Tenotex SPA, Italy, was re-elected treasurer. Ingemar Bengtson, Trioplanex International AB, Sweden, and Hermann Eidel, Freudenberg Vliesstoffe, Germany, were both elected vice-chairman.

Tyrone L. Vigo, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Regional Research Center, was presented the Olney Medal for achievement in textile chemistry at the 2000 International Conference and Exhibition of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists. Roland L. Connelly, president and co-founder, SheLyn Inc., Greenboro, N.C., was honored as the recipient of the Harold C. Chapin Award, while I an D. Rattee and W.E. Stephen were co-recipients of the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention.

Acme-Hardesty Co., Blue Bell, Pa., has named Bryan A. Huston regional sales manager for metropolitan New York/New Jersey and New England, while Darin R. Barrow was ap-pointed regional sales manager for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and southern Mississippi. D. Neil Fleming was named national sales manager.

William N. Gaughan was promoted to vice president, e-business and information technology, Bayer Corp., Polymers and Chemicals Division, Pittsburgh.

November 2000