DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG, Germany, has named Mark L. Bye president and CEO.
Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., has appointed Franklin N. Saxon , CEO, effective May 1, 2007.
Freudenberg Nonwovens, Germany, has elected George Cartwright interim chairman of the Management Board. In addition, Bill Casey , global general manager, Tuft Division, Freudenberg Nonwovens North America, will absorb the responsibilities of Walter Schwartz, president and CEO, who is leaving the company.
Reggiani Macchine, Italy, has named Paolo Torricella USA area manager.
TenCate Geosynthetics North America, Pendergrass, Ga., has announced the following promotions: Wally Moore , president; John Henderson , vice president, marketing; Todd Anderson , vice president, sales – construction products; and Mark Gunzenhauser , vice president, sales – industrial fabrics.
Salt Lake City-based Walter Wilhelm Associates has named Damita Howard to its executive search team.
Glen Raven Inc., Glen Raven, N.C., has promoted Stephen Hundgen to vice president, sales and marketing; Marshall Hobson , vice president, sales, outdoor and military markets; and Jeff Michel , vice president, sales, automotive, Glen Raven Technical Fabrics LLC. The company also has named Vince Hankins director, new business development, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics LLC.
RadiciSpandex Corp., Gastonia, N.C., has promoted Marty Moran to CEO. Moran replaces Rob Rebello , who has moved to a position on the Board of Directors.
Martex Fiber Southern Corp., Spartanburg, has appointed
Elton W. Hardy
director, purchasing and international sales.