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February 2001

The Fiber Society, Clemson, S.C., has named Dr. Ning Pan , University of California at Davis, president; Dr. Gail Eaton , TRI/Princeton, New Jersey, vice president; and Dr. Subhash K. Batra , North Carolina State University, secretary-treasurer, for the year 2001.

WestPoint Stevens Inc., West Point, Ga., has named M.L. “Chip” Fontenot president and COO. Fontenot will replace Tom Ward , who retired at the end of 2000.

Hans Stahlecker has been appointed chairman of the Board of Directors of Spindelfabrik Suessen, Schurr, Stahlecker & Grill GmbH, Suessen, Germany.

Lawson-Hemphill Inc., Spartanburg, S.C., has named Daniel Mangle Jr. to the Rhode Island team as director of business development. Mangle will focus on developing and promoting new products and technology in the international marketplace.

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Mangle

J. Michael O’Bryan and Karl Sherill have joined Boehme Filatex Inc., Reidsville, N.C., as technical sales representatives.

Batson Yarn and Fabrics Machinery Group, Greenville, S.C., has named Bruce Kalley director of technical services. In addition, Max Cochran will serve as product manager for the company.

Honeywell Performance Fibers, Colonial Heights, Va., has named Greg Rogowski general manager, Americas, and Greg Herceg Spectra® business director.

James A. Harry , Grover Industries, Grover, N.C., has been named president of the North Carolina Manufacturers Association Inc. (NCMA), Raleigh, N.C. Milton E. Gold , Amital Spinning Corp., New Bern, N.C., was named first vice president and William T. McGhee III , Wiscasset Mills, Kannapolis, N.C., was named second vice president and treasurer.

Richards-Wilcox Inc., Aurora, Ill., has appointed Leticia DeLaFuente distribution manager of conveyor systems. DeLaFuente will be responsible for sales and distribution in North America.

FMC Corp., Chicago, has elected William G. Walter executive vice president and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

Global Chemical Solutions, Dalton, Ga., has named Marshall “Babe” Rayburn technical sales specialist. Rayburn will represent the company in South Carolina.  

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Rayburn

Paul Lahman has been appointed senior vice president and chief technology officer for Jones Apparel Group, Bristol, Pa.

Mike Lollis has been named vice president and managing director for EVS US Inc., Charlotte, N.C. In this capacity, Lollis will be responsible for all EVS operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Sapona Manufacturing Co. Inc., Cedar Falls, N.C., has appointed Bruce Crumbliss vice president of sales.

Joe Dana has been named CEO of SI Corp., Chickamauga, Ga. Dana replaces Leonard Chill , who retired from the company in January 2001.

Optimer Inc., Wilmington, Del., has appointed Barry Garlick vice president of marketing and business development for the western United States and Asia.

Kellwood Co., St. Louis, Mo., has elected Martin Bloom , chairman of Massachusetts-based MBI Associates, and Janice E. Page , director of Ohio-based R.G. Barry Corp., to its Board of Directors. In addition, the company has named W. Lee Capps III vice president, finance, and CFO. 

Mike Debier , European market manager for metals and glass for Eclipse Inc., Rockford, Ill., has been named president of the European Committee of the Industrial Furnace and Heating Equipment Association. Debier will serve a three-year term as president.

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Debier

Switzerland-based Gretag-Macbeth Holding AG has named Thomas J. Vacchiano Jr. president and CEO. Vacchiano will succeed Ronald G. Anderson , who will act as advisor to the Board of Directors until his retirement in May 2001.

L. Blaine Boswell , vice president of public affairs, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh, will retire in March 2001 after 32 years of service. In addition, David E. Sharick , director of corporate development, and Aziz S. Giga , director of strategic planning, have been elected vice presidents of the company.

Haggar Clothing Co., Dallas, has named Frank Keeney manager of Haggar Sportswear®. Keeney will be responsible for the growth of Haggar’s shirt business, which encompasses knits and wovens for the Black Label™, Collections, Generations™ and Golf sub-brands.

Alba-Waldensian Inc., Valdese, N.C., a division of Tefron Ltd., has appointed Cheryl Rosenthal vice president of quality assurance and business development. 

February 2001

 




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