Zellweger Uster Inc., Knoxville, Tenn., named Austin Cottle area sales manager, responsible for the promotion and sales of Uster® products in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Nelson Griffith was promoted to senior vice president and controller of WestPoint Stevens Inc. (WPS), West Point, Ga., while Tommy Lane, WPS treasurer since 1988, was promoted to senior vice president and treasurer. H. Dan Laidlaw was named senior vice president, information technology, and CIO.
KoSa, Charlotte, N.C., appointed John Hobday marketing manager of its Textile Fibers New Business and Market Development Group for the United States and Canada.
Speizman Industries Inc., Charlotte, N.C., named John C. Angelella vice president of finance, CFO, secretary and treasurer.
John F. Vickers retired as chairman of Benjn. R. Vickers & Sons Ltd., England. Peter Vickers was appointed chairman and will continue as a non-executive director.
Vanessa Newton joined the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA), Washington, D.C., as communications manager. Newton will be responsible for SOCMA’s publications, website and advertising.
Jerry Johnson joined the sales team of Hunter Associates Laboratory Inc., Reston, Va., representing HunterLab products in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Wisconsin.
Magnatech International L.P., Sinking Spring, Pa., promoted Shawn Anderson to CFO, while Rose Hagy was named director of operations, responsible for all manufacturing operations and the MIS group. Scott Lemas was promoted to director of engineering, overseeing all engineering and technical service concerns.
Batson Yarn and Fabrics Machinery Group Inc., Greenville, S.C., named William “Pat” Maness field technician for the Yarn and Fabrics Division.
Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, Ohio, named Bill Lachenmeyer director, human resources, for its Performance Chemicals business segment. Jason Hicks was appointed director, e-business, for the company.
Bernard Terrat, president of ICBT Group and Rieter TSF, was elected president of CEMATEX for the period 2000-2004. Evelyne Cholet, general secretary of the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association (UCMTF), was nominated CEMATEX general secretary.
Michelle N. Siegmund, P.E., was named director of engineering for Dash Multi-Corp., Maryland Heights, Mo.
Daniel E. Nation, Parkdale Mills Inc., Gastonia, N.C., was elected president of the Southern Textile Association. Nation succeeds Lyman W. Hamrick, Hamrick Mills Inc., Gaffney, S.C., who was elevated to chairman of the Board of Governors.
Los Angeles-based ClickTex.com appointed Bob Getto vice president, operations, responsible for fabric, fiber and yarn product catalog management, customer service and human resources.
Patrick Ayers joined Datacolor International, Lawrenceville, N.J., as senior account manager.
Israel-based Elbit Vision Systems Ltd. appointed Ofer Yuval CEO of the company.
Carl W. Martin was named president and COO of John D. Hollingsworth On Wheels Inc., Greenville, S.C. Martin, formerly general manager, sales and marketing, was also elected a director and member of the Board of Directors.
Cargill Dow, Minnetonka, Minn., named Vicki Bousman fibers marketing brand manager, responsible for implementing the NatureWorks™ PLA business plan for fiber applications in North America.
Carroll Turner was promoted to technical services manager for the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., while Peggy Parks was promoted to office manager.
David Bruner was promoted to director of research and development for Textile/Clothing Technology Corp. (TC2), Cary, N.C.
Torry Losch joined Acordis Industrial Fibers, Scottsboro, Ala., as sales account manager, Industrial Fibers for Mechanical Rubber Goods (MRG), Broad and Narrow Wovens, and Ropes and Cordage.
Alba-Waldensian Inc., Valdese, N.C., a division of Tefron Ltd., promoted Sachin R. Palod to plant manager of the company’s new plant in Rutherfordton, N.C.Leslie A. Hodge was promoted to director, quality assurance, while William T. Neill joined the company as senior systems analyst.
Peter Schwartz, a professor in textiles and apparel at Cornell University, was appointed head of the Department of Textile Engineering at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
The Algo Group, Montreal, appointed Raoul Heredia president and CEO.