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May 2003

E. Peter Parker has been named head of Fort Lawn, S.C.-based Morrison Textile Machinery Co.’s engineering department.

The National Cotton Council, Memphis, Tenn., has elected Mark D. Lange, Ph.D. , president and CEO.

United Arab Emirates-based GAC Group’s GAC Logistics Division has appointed Gunnar Lundgren regional logistics manager for Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean.



Northbrook, Ill.-based Old World Industries Inc. has appointed Mark Woods director of business development.

James L. Schaeffer has been named CEO of Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), North Charleston, S.C. Jerry Zucker has resigned as chairman, president, CEO and director. He will remain a strategic advisor to PGI’s Board of Directors.

Veltex Corp., Diamond Bar, Calif., has promoted Roger Brunetti to acting president.

George Little Management LLC, White Plains, N.Y., has appointed Rita Malek show manager of SURTEX® and SURTEX Gallery, and assistant show manager of the New York Home Textiles Show.

The following winners were selected in the SURTEX 2003 International Student Design Competition: first place — Katherine Hudson , North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Design and College of Textiles, Raleigh, N.C.; second place — Christopher T. Powell , NCSU College of Design and College of Textiles; and Chris Harding , New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Canada; third place — Elizabeth Schultz , Syracuse University School of Art and Design, Syracuse, N.Y.; and Lyn Randall , Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, England.

Fort Mill, S.C.-based Springs Industries Inc. has named Fredericka “Ricki” Phipps the Rewards and Recognition Corporate Associate of the Year.



Medina, Ohio-based Fire-Dex Inc. has appointed Steve Garcia to the newly created position of national sales manager.

Haverhill, Mass.-based Powell Corp., a member of the Quin-T Group, has appointed Kennie Thompson III sales manager.

SKF USA Inc., Norristown, Pa., has named Donald A. Poland Jr. president of its Service Division, North America.

Woolrich, Pa.-based Woolrich Inc. has appointed Dennis Marxen vice president, international and home licensing.

Juan-Carlos Cuadrado has been named global business director of Dow Fiber Solutions, Midland, Mich.



Commerce, Calif.-based Innovo Group Inc. recently appointed Marc B. Crossman CFO , and elected Suhail R. Rizvi to the Board of Directors.

Kellwood Co., St. Louis, has elected Stephen L. Ruzow and Donna B. Weaver corporate vice presidents. The company also elected Larry R. Katzen to the Board of Directors, and named Richard L. Silverstein CEO of The Dorby Group.

At its annual meeting, the Alkylphenols & Ethoxylates Research Council (APERC), Washington, elected the following officers: Charles G. Griswold Jr. , Schenectady International Inc., chair and treasurer; Connie L. Deford , Dow Chemical Co., vice chair; and Thad Leister , GE Specialty Chemicals, secretary.

Pillowtex Corp., Kannapolis, N.C., has promoted Michael Gannaway to CEO and chairman of the board.

New York City-based Liz Claiborne Inc. has appointed Patricia J. Royak president, Liz Claiborne Europe; and Patricia Williamson president, International Alliances.

Pierre Robitaille has been named to the Board of Directors of Gildan Activewear Inc., Montreal.

SATO America Inc., Charlotte, has named Andrew Wright Western regional sales manager, and John Hutchens key account manager.

May 2003