JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York City, has elected Crandall Close Bowles , chairman and CEO, Springs Global US Inc., to its Board of Directors.
Lectra, Paris, has named Roy Shurling senior vice president, automotive and transportation; and Jerry Inman vice president of marketing, North America.
The Gastonia, N.C.-based Synthetic Yarn & Fiber Association has appointed Mac Beard , Strategic Textiles, to its Board of Directors.
Mount Vernon Mills Inc., Mauldin, S.C., has promoted W. David Hastings to executive vice president and COO. Hastings will continue his duties as CFO.
Switzerland-based Benninger AG has appointed Daniel Hirschi CEO. The company also has named Kurt Honegger , textile finishing; Erich Weiss , weaving preparation; Paul Fricker , tire cord; Jürgen Zäh , automation; and Gerhard Huber , logistics, to its senior management team.
Microban International Ltd., Huntersville, N.C., has named David J. Meyers president and CEO.
Martin J. Bide , University of Rhode Island, has assumed the role of president, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, N.C., to serve a two-year term. Fred L. Cook , Georgia Institute of Technology, has been named president-elect.
Business Management Systems Inc., Fair Lawn, N.J., has appointed John Holt director of sales, and John Mackay account manager, North America.
Toray Ultrasuede (America) Inc., New York City, has named Robert Steir fashion marketing and sales manager.
Nordson Corp., Duluth, Ga., has promoted Michael Fornes to nonwovens global marketing manager, Nonwovens Systems.
Photonic Products Ltd., England, has named Tony Wright director of sales.