J. Keith Crisco, Asheboro Elastics Corp., has been appointed Secretary of Commerce for the state of North Carolina.
Matthews, N.C.-based Gneuss Inc. has named Bill Lewis sales engineer, screen changers and polymer filtration systems, Southeast region.
Switzerland-based Benninger AG's Board of Directors has appointed Heinz Michel CEO.
Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH has named Dr. Helmut Pressl commercial director.
The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has named Rick Mann and Jessica Franken directors of government affairs.
The Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association (SYFA), Gastonia, N.C., has named Alasdair Carmichael secretary, in addition to his position as chairman of the Publicity Committee.
Glen Raven, N.C.-based Glen Raven Inc. has named Steve Ellington president and general manager, Tri Vantage. The company also has promoted Leib Oehmig to president of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics - Global.
Victor Group Inc., Quebec, has named Paul Bennotti director of marketing.
Meridian Specialty Yarn Group Inc., Valdese, N.C., has named Tim Manson president.
Tulsa, Okla.-based Clear Edge Filtration, has promoted Richard Jordan to general manager, Industrial Fabrics Corp.
Nordson Corp., Duluth, Ga., has appointed Michael Fornes market development manager, nonwovens and web coating, North America.
Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, has appointed John Heironimus chief sustainability officer.