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February 2003

The Board of Directors of Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH, Germany, has appointed Erich Casanova joint managing director.



David R. Stone has joined WestPoint Stevens Inc., West Point, Ga., as senior vice president, information technology, and chief information officer.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., presented the second annual INDA Award for Lifetime Achievement to: Subhash Batra, Ph.D. , Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center (NCRC), North Carolina State University (NCSU); and Jay R. Sommers, Ph.D. , Kimberly-Clark Corp. The awards were presented at the International Nonwovens Technical Conference (INTC) 2002.

Magnum Systems Inc., Kansas City, Kan., has appointed Lewis “Lew” Ribich CEO.

The National Needlework Association (TNNA), Zanesville, Ohio, has presented its 2002 Tribute to Excellence Award to Teddy Rose Carlton , one of its founding members.

Yanoor Corp., Monticello, Ark., parent company of Burlington Rug Corp. and Monticello Carpet Mills, has appointed John McLeod vice president of sales, Burlington Rugs Division. Mike Degrace has been appointed vice president, sales and marketing, Monticello Flooring.

Liz Claiborne Inc., New York City, has promoted John Sullivan Limited Brands, Columbus, Ohio, has elected James L. Heskett to its Board of Directors .

Bosch Rexroth Corp., Hoffman Estates, Ill., has named Kenneth J. Traub national accounts manager for Bosch facilities. Traub will remain director of sales, Industrial Hydraulics Division.



Chuck Horne , president, Hornwood Inc., Lilesville, N.C., has received the 2002 Distinguished Alumni Award from the NCSU College of Textiles, Raleigh, N.C.

Italy-based Itema Group has appointed Rolf Kehlhofer managing director of Sultex Ltd., Switzerland. Former CEO Dr. Paolo Antonietti has taken over the leadership of the main business unit within the Radici Group.



Rayven Inc., St. Paul, Minn., has made the following appointments: Charlie Baumann and Tom Literski , national sales representatives, Release Liners Division; Rick Mercado , director, sales and marketing; and Stephen E. Wells , national sales representative, Digital Graphics Media.

C. A. Litzler Co. Inc., Cleveland, has named Phil Witkin product manager, textile, plastic film and converting industries.

Eagle Performance Products, Atlanta, has appointed John Friddle president. Former President William Shaw now serves as CFO.

GretagMacbeth LLC, New Windsor, N.Y., has appointed Bob Olmsted regional manager, Midwest; and Donna Annacone director of sales, Americas South.

Urban Expositions, Marietta, Ga., has named Betty Webb director, sales and marketing, for the Material World exhibition.

Franklin N. Saxon , executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, of High Point, N.C.-based Culp Inc.; and president, Culp’s Velvet/Prints Division, was re-elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting. Harry R. Culp and Albert L. Prillaman were elected to three-year terms, while Kenneth W. McAllister will fill a vacancy expiring in 2004. In other company news, Billy E. Callahan has been named plant manager of Culp’s ticking facility in Stokesdale, N.C.

Russell Corp., Atlanta, has appointed Matt Mirchin , president, Russell Athletic, a corporate vice president. Kevin L. Clayton has been named vice president of diversity, and a corporate officer of the company.

Tandus Group Inc., Dalton, Ga., has appointed Ian Wolstenholme managing director, European operations, C&A Floorcoverings.

Krofta Technologies Corp., Dalton, Mass., has appointed a new management team, including: Dan Shepard , president; Mike Noyes , vice president, operations; and Rick Ziomeck , director.

February 2003