Zellweger Uster Inc., Knoxville, Tenn., named
Austin Cottle area sales manager, responsible for the promotion and sales of
Uster® products in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
Nelson Griffith was promoted to senior vice president and controller of
WestPoint Stevens Inc. (WPS), West Point, Ga., while
Tommy Lane, WPS treasurer since 1988, was promoted to senior vice president and
H. Dan Laidlaw was named senior vice president, information technology, and CIO.
KoSa, Charlotte, N.C., appointed
John Hobday marketing manager of its Textile Fibers New Business and Market
Development Group for the United States and Canada.
Speizman Industries Inc., Charlotte, N.C., named
John C. Angelella vice president of finance, CFO, secretary and treasurer.
John F. Vickers retired as chairman of
Benjn. R. Vickers & Sons Ltd., England.
Peter Vickers was appointed chairman and will continue as a non-executive
Vanessa Newton joined the
Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA), Washington, D.C., as
communications manager. Newton will be responsible for SOCMA’s publications, website and
Jerry Johnson joined the sales team of
Hunter Associates Laboratory Inc., Reston, Va., representing HunterLab products in
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Western Wisconsin.
Magnatech International L.P., Sinking Spring, Pa., promoted
Shawn Anderson to CFO, while
Rose Hagy was named director of operations, responsible for all manufacturing
operations and the MIS group.
Scott Lemas was promoted to director of engineering, overseeing all engineering
and technical service concerns.
Batson Yarn and Fabrics Machinery Group Inc., Greenville, S.C., named
William “Pat” Maness field technician for the Yarn and Fabrics Division.
Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, Ohio, named
Bill Lachenmeyer director, human resources, for its Performance Chemicals business
Jason Hicks was appointed director, e-business, for the company.
Bernard Terrat, president of ICBT Group and Rieter TSF, was elected president of
CEMATEX for the period 2000-2004.
Evelyne Cholet, general secretary of the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers
Association (UCMTF), was nominated CEMATEX general secretary.
Michelle N. Siegmund, P.E., was named director of engineering for
Dash Multi-Corp., Maryland Heights, Mo.
Daniel E. Nation, Parkdale Mills Inc., Gastonia, N.C., was elected president of
Southern Textile Association. Nation succeeds
Lyman W. Hamrick, Hamrick Mills Inc., Gaffney, S.C., who was elevated to chairman
of the Board of Governors.
Bob Getto vice president, operations, responsible for fabric, fiber and yarn
product catalog management, customer service and human resources.
Patrick Ayers joined
Datacolor International, Lawrenceville, N.J., as senior account manager.
Elbit Vision Systems Ltd. appointed
Ofer Yuval CEO of the company.
Carl W. Martin was named president and COO of
John D. Hollingsworth On Wheels Inc., Greenville, S.C. Martin, formerly general
manager, sales and marketing, was also elected a director and member of the Board of Directors.
Cargill Dow, Minnetonka, Minn., named
Vicki Bousman fibers marketing brand manager, responsible for implementing the
NatureWorks™ PLA business plan for fiber applications in North America.
Carroll Turner was promoted to technical services manager for the
Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., while
Peggy Parks was promoted to office manager.
David Bruner was promoted to director of research and development for
Textile/Clothing Technology Corp. (TC2), Cary, N.C.
Torry Losch joined
Acordis Industrial Fibers, Scottsboro, Ala., as sales account manager, Industrial
Fibers for Mechanical Rubber Goods (MRG), Broad and Narrow Wovens, and Ropes and Cordage.
Alba-Waldensian Inc., Valdese, N.C., a division of Tefron Ltd., promoted
Sachin R. Palod to plant manager of the company’s new plant in Rutherfordton, N.C.Leslie A. Hodge was promoted to director, quality assurance, while
William T. Neill joined the company as senior systems analyst.
Peter Schwartz, a professor in textiles and apparel at Cornell University, was
appointed head of the Department of Textile Engineering at
Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
The Algo Group, Montreal, appointed
Raoul Heredia president and CEO.