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July 2002

The Digital Printing and Imaging Association (DPI), Fairfax, Va., has elected the following officers for 2002-2003: David Atkins, chairman of the board; Peter Gallo, vice chairman; George Conant, treasurer; and Rak Kumar, secretary. Elected to new terms on the Board of Directors are: Jeff Nott, supplier director; and Lynn Krinsky, Gary Wolfer and Wayne Boydstun, printer directors.

The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA), Research Triangle Park, N.C., has appointed Graeme H.H. Donald, president and CEO of UOP LLC, chairman of ISA 2002, the society’s annual conference and exhibition.


Following the acquisition of Serrot International Inc., GSE Lining Technology Inc., Houston, has announced a new sales organization for the North American markets: Gary R. Joachim, vice president, North American sales and marketing; Steve Eckhart, vice president, regional sales; Scott Biondi, Mideast manager; Bob Trexler, Southeast manager; and Rick Taylor, Mountain manager.

Unifi Inc., Greensboro, N.C., has promoted Kimberley Lewis to director of marketing.


Clariant International Ltd., Switzerland, has appointed Patrick Kaiser head of corporate communications for the Clariant Group.

Peter J. Olsta has joined Pittsfield Plastics Engineering Inc. and Precision Spools Inc., Pittsfield, Mass., as director of business development.

Herbert Busch has joined Symtech Inc., Spartanburg, to serve product lines in the dyeing and finishing markets. George Nydegger has joined Symtech as product manager for lines recently added in the weaving sector.

Zellweger Luwa AG, Switzerland, has elected Peter R. Isler, Ph.D., to the Board of Directors. Konrad Peter and Eberhard von Koerber, Ph.D., were re-elected to the board.

Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC, Research Triangle Park, N.C., has announced the following appointments: Dan Gasman, marketing manager, construction and adhesives, and material modifiers; Richard Moras, marketing manager, fiber coating and bonding, and textiles; and Rob Ewing, global marketing manager, dipping and protective products.

Fairlawn, Ohio-based Omnova Solutions Inc. has elected William R. Seelback to the Board of Directors, and re-elected Edward P. Campbell and David A. Daberko to new terms on the board.

Springs Industries, Fort Mill, S.C., has named Ramon Ascencio associate of the year at the company’s first annual Rewards and Recognition Luncheon. In addition, Springs Industries Medical Director Richard Hughes, M.D., has qualified as a certified medical review officer (MRO).

Ascencio and Hughes

Avondale Mills Inc., Graniteville, S.C., has named Doug Murphy vice president, merchandising, Denim. He will be responsible for denim operations in Alabama and South Carolina.

Wayne Shaffer of Icon Laser Technologies Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., has assumed responsibility for operations and the strategic advancement of the company.

Nylstar, Greensboro, N.C., has appointed Basil B. (Sonny) Walker president and COO of Nylstar North America.

Textile/Clothing Technology Corp. [TC]2, Cary, N.C., has elected L.E. (Bo) Gibens chairman of the board. Gibens replaces Bernard Leventhal, who becomes chairman emeritus. New members elected to the Board of Directors include: John Case, La-Z-Boy; Jeannamarie Cox, The Limited Inc.; William Foster, DuPont Apparel & Textile Sciences; Robert Howell, Carhartt Inc.; Scott Mosteller, Russell Corp.; and Chuck Nesbit Jr., Sara Lee Intimate Apparel.

Paterson, N.J.-based Glenro Inc. has promoted Thomas Van Denend to vice president; John Walsh to vice president, sales; and Jim Alimena to vice president, marketing.

July 2002