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October 2001

Easthampton, Mass.-based National Nonwovens has appointed Ronald Aljoe technical sales representative, Filtration Division.

Maidenform Inc., Bayonne, N.J., has announced the appointment of Thomas J. Ward as president and CEO. Ward also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.

W. Schlafhorst AG & Co., Germany, has named André Wissenberg as head of the publicity and public relations department.


André Wissenberg

Wools of New Zealand, Atlanta, has elected Paul Lagemann , The Carpet Craftsman, Fort Wayne, Ind., as the new chairman of its Retailer Advisory Council (RAC).

Columbus, Ga.-based Johnston Industries Inc. has appointed Douglas A. Bridell as plant manager, Southern Phenix Textiles, Phenix City, Ala.

Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., has announced the following promotions: Lawrence W. Bump , vice president, sales and marketing, Culp Decorative Fabrics Division; and Robert G. Culp IV , executive vice president, Culp Home Fashions Division. Dominick D. Anile, Jr. , will assume overall sales management for the Culp Velvets/Prints Division.

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), West Conshohocken, Pa., has appointed Kathleen (Kitty) Kono vice president, global cooperation. ASTM has given the 2001 William T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award to Dr. Steven M. Spivak . The award recognizes eminence in the voluntary standards system.

Mark Thesken has joined the sales team at Hunter Associates Laboratory Inc., Reston, Va. Thesken represents Ohio, Michigan, and parts of Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., has made the following appointments: Steven J. Phillips, Ph.D. , director of customer satisfaction; Frank Hurd , COO; Charlott Coker , director of human resources and electronic advocacy; Louise Dobbs , technical advocacy manager; Barbra Wilson , manager of technical information in the area of health, environment and technical services; Ann Jones , specialist in indoor air quality and technical information; and Eugene Underwood , superintendent of printing and building facilities.



North Safety Products, Cranston, R.I., has named Charles Ellis president and John Kime senior vice president of sales.

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), Covina, Calif., has given the 2001 Outstanding Technical Paper Award to the University of Florida team comprising of Peter Ifju , Scott Ettinger , David Jenkins and Luis Martinez .

Russell Corp., Atlanta,has named Jonathan R. Letzler president and COO; Cheryl M. Barre and Gilbert J. Roberts , corporate officers; and Steven B. Farley treasurer and corporate officer.

Kenneth Carrick has joined Eastern Color & Chemical Co., Providence, R.I., as technical sales representative for the company’s Southern sales force.

Adairsville, Ga.-based L. de Poortere, a Wools of New Zealand mill partner, has appointed Sherrie Anderson vice president and Jason Hawkins new national accounts/store support coordinator.

Sulzer Textil, Switzerland, has named Paolo Antonietti president. Former President Ulrich Bolleter will resume his position as head of the Technology Division.



Atlanta-based Interface Inc. has promoted Patrick C. Lynch to vice president and COO.

Kent, Ohio-based Kent Adhesive Products Co. (Kapco) has appointed Steve Davis as sales manager for the Engineered Products Division.

Lectra, Marietta, Ga., has announced appointments to the company’s 3D Visual Merchant support team: Meredith Rossi and Davin Dong , senior implementation specialists; Mendy Cruse , implementation specialist; Tammy Wood , international implementation and marketing specialist for visual merchandising solutions; and Liselotte McCloud and Marcel Hemingway , content production/designers.

October 2001