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February 2005

Patrick J. Momony has joined Redmond, Wash.-based Orca Photonic Systems as a senior consultant for the business and technical development of industrial laser-cutting applications.



The Basic Bedding Division of WestPoint Stevens Inc., West Point, Ga., has promoted Jackie Zutler to director, marketing; and Shazia Shah to product manager, sourcing. Aimee Ferraro has been named product manager, sourcing.

Robert McCormack has joined New York City-based Kaltex America Inc. as president and CEO.

Stephen F. Powers has joined Kellwood Co., St. Louis, as president and CEO of the company’s Koret division.



Wilmington, Del.-based INVISTA™ Inc. has named Jon Penrice vice president, Lycra® brand, in addition to his current position as vice president, marketing, Apparel. The company also has appointed William Yeoh vice president, Apparel, China/Hong Kong; and Jong Se Kim vice president, Apparel, Asia.

Marietta, Ga.-based YKK Corp. of America has appointed Yvan Jutras president, YKK Canada Inc.



Avondale Mills Inc., Monroe, Ga., has appointed Dominic P. Colapietro vice president, workwear, Apparel Fabrics; Anthony F. Strickland vice president, sportswear, Apparel Fabrics; and George W. Lansdowne Jr. vice president, piece-dyed business development.

Neuenhauser Inc., Greer, S.C., has named Markus Heinis president, Textile Division; and Kathy Jones executive assistant. Chuck Holmes now is responsible for sales in the southeastern part of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas and the Midwest. The company also has appointed Tommy Loftin to assist customers with spare parts and technical services; and has named Tim Berry and Garry Wagner to provide technical service and machine repair.

Clifton, N.J.-based Mayer Textile Machine Corp. has named Tony Hooimeijer president.

North Charleston, S.C.-based Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) has appointed CEO James L. Schaeffer to the Board of Directors. The Chicopee division of PGI has named Scott Tracey vice president, sales and marketing; and Larry Archer group marketing director.

Meredith, N.H.-based Vutek Inc. has named Philippe Carron European managing director.



Mason, Ohio-based Clopay Plastics Product Co. has named the following people to its new business development team: David Bland, Ph.D. , director, new business technology; Nicole Gerwe , associate scientist; and Chris Faust , sales and marketing representative.

Louis P. Batson Co., Greenville, has named Terry Vogt , area sales manager with responsibility for Alabama, Tennessee, southern Georgia and eastern Mississippi. The company also announced that John G. Burch Jr. , , area sales manager, has been inducted into the Manchester Who’s Who Executive and Professional Registry.

eBridge Technologies Inc., Greenville, has named Richard Mullinax , project manager.



New York City-based Li & Fung USA has named Tony Vieira design director, Cannon® and Cannon Royal Family® global licenses.

Miami-based Perry Ellis International Inc. has named George Pita CFO.

Cotton Incorporated, New York City, has promoted Paula G. Rosario to vice president, retail and fashion marketing. \



Charlotte-based Sato America Inc. has appointed Phil Koch marketing manager.

Prospect Hill, N.C.-based Royal Park Uniforms Inc. has promoted Barbara Parker to vice president, operations. The company has appointed Chuck Grady planner and industrial engineer.

February 2005