The Arlington, Va.-based
American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has named
Suzanne Shomers vice president, finance and administration.
Messe Frankfurt USA, Atlanta, has promoted Stephanie Everett to vice president, responsible for U.S. and Canada shows.
The Board of Directors of Tranoco Inc., Travelers Rest, S.C., has elected Larry W. Byars president and Elizabeth Kraft vice president.
China General Plastics Corp. of America (Enduratex), City of Industry, Calif., has named Eric D. Peterson national sales manager.
SATO Corp., Tokyo, has named Kazuo Matsuyama president and CEO effective October 3; and J. Michael Fowler general manager, International Business Division.
Saint-Gobain, Paris, has named John Crowe president and CEO Saint-Gobain Corp. and CertainTeed Corp.
Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, has elected Harold Chandler chairman of the Board.
Oxford Industries Inc., Atlanta, has promoted Wesley Howard to president, Lanier Clothes.
Assofibre CIRFS Italia, Italy, has named Maurizio Radici, RadiciGroup, president.
Stork Prints America Inc., Charlotte, has named Edward Scheppink managing director and Alan J. Fenno sales manager, Textiles.
The Cotton Board, Memphis, Tenn., has elected John Clark, Michar LLC, chairman.
Paris-based Lectra has named Anastasia "Stacey" Charbin marketing director, fashion.
Americhem Inc., Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, has named Marty Staten account manager, fibers business unit.
Secant Medical, Perkasie, Penn., has appointed Karen West senior vice president, strategic development; and has promoted Jeff Koslosky to vice president, advanced technologies, and Carlos Valdes to operations integration.
San Francisco State University student designer Amy Dorie has won Salt Lake City-based Outdoor Retailer's Project OR Cycle 7 competition.
Radiant Energy Systems Inc., Hawthorne, N.J., has appointed Terry Perdue engineering manager, and Stephen J. Miggels project engineer.
The Technical Association of the Pulp, Paper, Packaging and Converting Industries' (TAPPI's) NET Division has named Dr. Anthony Atala, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, winner of the 2011 Innovation in Nonwovens Award; Dr. William M. "Bill" Ferry, ExxonMobil Chemical Co., winner of the Technical Award and Mark Hollingsworth Prize; and Bill Bittle, SciEnTech, winner of the NET Division Leadership & Service Award and Haas Prize.
Propex Operating Co. LLC, Chattanooga, Tenn., has named John Maynie director of marketing.
Vancouver, Canada-based Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. has named Thomas C. Robinson COO, Jay Nalbach chief marketing officer and Ryan Leverenz director, global corporate communications.
Xennia Technology Ltd., United Kingdom, has appointed Laurie Geldenhuys commercial director.
Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has named Dr. Pete Lipetzky general manager of Magnet Applications' Dubois, Pa., facility; and Matthew Mason, Cory Dreiling and Brandon Bousquet design engineers, Material Handling product line.