May 2001

National Nonwovens, Easthampton, Mass., has appointed
Mike Shaltry new business development manager. Shaltry’s responsibilities include
broadening the company’s exposure into new product areas, especially medical and industrial

Naturally Knits Inc., Gastonia, N.C., named
Jim Magarahan vice president and general manager. The following people were
appointed team leaders:
Kathy St. Clair, converting;
Linda Wacaster, greige; and
Tammy Green, accounting and office management. In addition,
Janice Farinella and
Cheryl Romero have joined the sales group at Naturally Knits. Farinella will be
responsible for California, while Romero’s sales territory includes Eastern Canada and New England.

Acme-Hardesty Co., Blue Bell, Pa., named
Bob Malenchini regional sales manager for northern Illinois, northern Indiana,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska.


Stefan Kroß was invited to join the executive board of Germany-based
W. Schlafhorst AG & Co. Kroß was also appointed managing director of
Schlafhorst Winding Systems GmbH. He succeeds Gregor Rüth, who is leaving the

James (Jim) Greene has been added to the sales team of
Batson Yarn and Fabrics Machinery Group Inc., Greenville, S.C., as area sales

Chuck Allen joins
BBA Nonwovens as a senior development scientist in the Hygiene Research and
Development Division, Simpsonville, S.C. Allen will develop nonwoven materials for feminine- care
applications and will work with the BBA Natural Fibers Group’s customers.

Alloy Polymers, Richmond, Va., has hired
Robert Humphreys to fill the newly created position of vice president of

Rutland Plastics Technologies, Pineville, N.C., has named
Danny Sweem, vice president of sales for the company’s screen print business.

Wardwell Braiding Machine Co., Central Falls, R.I., announced changes to its sales
and management team.
David Farnum has been appointed customer service manager, while
Bob Foisy has been promoted to aftermarket sales manager. In addition,
David Goodney has been appointed sales manager responsible for United States

W. Gilbert O’Neal has been elected president of the
Institute of Textile Technology, Charlottesville, Va. O’Neal served as executive
vice president and COO of the Institute for the past year. He will succeed
Robert A. Barnhardt.

Dawn Wyatt has recently been promoted to the position of corporate director,
technical services,
Duro Industries, Fall River, Mass.


Patrick Steverlynck is the new chairman of the Board of Directors for
Picanol, while
Jan Coene has taken over as president and CEO of the company.

KoSa has announced the restructuring of its textile fibers businesses. Vice
Eduardo Rocha will continue to lead the new global textile fibers business.
Reporting to Rocha will be:
Marco Espinosa, general manager, global textile staple;
Ken Hardin, general manager, global textile filament;
Paul Latten, director, global sourcing;
Matt Schrantz, director, global research and development; and
Rodolfo Sequeyro, manager, global financial/business analysis.

Frank K. Hurd has joined the staff of the
Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., as vice president and director of
government relations. Hurd will help CRI move forward in the issue management and advocacy arenas.
Gary Kenworthy will continue with CRI in a part-time role.

Jockey International Inc., Kenosha, Wis., has appointed
Jamie Lockhard vice president, marketing and advertising. She will be responsible
for the development and execution of all advertising programs, as well as providing direction for
sales promotions and public relations.

Mark Vasconcellos has joined the sales team at
Hunter Associates Laboratory Inc., Reston, Va. Vasconcellos will represent North
and South Carolina, southern Virginia, eastern Tennessee and southeastern West Virginia.

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has named
Cosmo R. Camelio as its new technical director. Camelio has been involved in the
nonwovens and general textiles industry for 36 years. He comes to INDA from his most recent
position with Freudenberg Nonwovens LP, Durham, N.C.

May 2001