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January/February 2006

Switzerland-based SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG has named Alberto Negro regional sales manager for Italy, the Balkans, India and Pakistan .



At its recent International Conference & Exhibition, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Research Triangle Park, N.C., presented the Olney Medal to Rolf Georg Kuehni, North Carolina State University; the J. William Weaver Award to J. Richard Aspland, Clemson University, and Pramod U. Shanbhag, Rockland Industries; the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention to David M. Lewis, University of Leeds, Perachem Ltd. and Innovink Ltd., and to C. Douglas Weston; and the Harold C. Chapin Award to Fred L. Cook, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Jones Apparel Group Inc., Bristol, Pa., has appointed Lynne Cote CEO, Wholesale Sportswear, Suits and Dresses. In addition, the company has announced the following promotions : Gregg I. Marks , CEO, Jones Suit Divisions; Mark Mendelson, chief merchandising officer, Better Apparel; and Susan Metzger , president, sales and marketing, Better Sportswear. Allen Questrom has been elected to the board.

Paxar Corp.
, White Plains, N.Y., has promoted Susan P. Guerin to president, North America Apparel Group; and George Hoffman to president, Apparel Business Development and Strategy, and Latin America Apparel Group.

Seattle-based Schoeller Textil USA Inc. has appointed Gary Meikle national sales manager .



The Université de Haute, France, recently presented the Docteur Honoris Causa Award to Bhuvenesh C. Goswami, Ph.D., alumni distinguished professor of textiles at Clemson University .

Clopay Plastic Products Co.
, Mason, Ohio, has appointed Mary Jo Lilly, Ph.D. , global business unit director.

Clariant International Ltd., Switzerland, has promoted Patrick Jany to chief financial officer.

The Dalton, Ga.-based Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) has appointed Jim Bethel , J&J Industries Inc., chairman, and Robert Shaw , Shaw Industries Inc., vice chairman, of the board. At its annual conference, CRI presented Paul Frierson with the Joseph J. Smrekar Memorial Award.

Outlast Technologies Inc., Boulder, Colo., has named Greg Roda senior vice president, development, operations and business; and Heather Listoe marketing manager.

Tietex International Ltd., Spartanburg, has appointed Kim Grimsley vice president, design and merchandising.

SATO America Inc., Charlotte, has named Terry Bresin Western regional sales manager.

Polymer Group Inc., North Charleston, S.C., has named Fernando Marin senior director; and Robert Best director, sales and marketing, of its medical business unit.

N. Schlumberger SAS, France, and Finlane S.p.A., Italy, have named Patrick Strehle director, product marketing; and Andrea Certo director, marketing and sales.

FKI Logistex®’s North American Manufacturing Systems unit, St. Louis, has announced the following promotions: Ken Thouvenot , vice president, project management and engineering; Matt Wicks , director, systems engineering; and Brett Felton , international sales manager.

Morris Township, N.J.-based Honeywell International has promoted Jeremy Steinfink to vice president and general manager, Honeywell Performance Products.

Shaw Industries Inc., Dalton, has named Tracy Reid builder design and merchandising manager, Builder Division.

Neuenhauser Inc., Greer, S.C., has named Christine Templeton senior accountant.

Designtex, New York City, has named Rich Morrow executive creative director.



Enka tecnica GmbH, Germany, has named Petra Ferreira sales chief executive, North America.

Mohawk Industries Inc., Calhoun, Ga., has named William C. “Chris” Wellborn COO.

January/February 2006