September 2001

Jim Beard
has joined
828 International Trading Co., Greenville, S.C., as vice president of broadloom

Scholl America Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced

Erik Johnson
, owner of KMT Textile Machines, Montreal, has joined the company as its Canada agent.

Cary, N.C.-based
Cotton Incorporated has appointed

Dr. Beatrice Le Pechoux
manager, international, global product marketing. Also joining the company are

Dennis Horstman
, manager, global product marketing; and

Vikki Martin
, research chemist, textile chemistry research.

Johnston Industries, Columbus, Ga., has appointed

L. Gene Cone
CEO and president.



Foss Manufacturing Co., Hampton, N.H., has named

Joel Schaefer
marketing manager for Fosshield Antimicrobial Technologies.

Ronile Inc., Rocky Mount, Va., has promoted

Ron Martin
to president of Ronile and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ronile of Georgia. Martin
continues to head sales and marketing efforts and also assumes operational responsibilities.

Portland, Ore.-based
Pendleton Woolen Mills announced

R.K. (Peter) Johnson
has joined its Blanket & Home Division. Johnson will lead the company’s expansion
into catalog, specialty home retailers, and regional and national department store chains.

Woolrich, Pa.-based
Woolrich® has appointed

Dennis Marxen
director of domestic licensing. Marxen’s responsibilities include ensuring consistency in
the firm’s licensing program, maintaining the company’s stategies and strengthening brand image.

Hoover Materials Handling Group Inc., Alpharetta, Ga., has named

Douglas Silverman
marketing manager for its asset product line and rental business.

Westlake, Ohio-based
Nordson Corp. announced

John M. Raterman
has received the 2001 Nord Innovation Award for his patents on the Nordson Saturn®
nozzle. During his 21-year career with Nordson, Raterman has garnered 25 patents.

Mayer ReCond GmbH, a subsidiary of Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co., has named

Uwe Bührer
CEO. Former CEO

Rolf Betrand
is taking up responsibilities for the German-speaking circular knitting machine markets
within the Mayer group.




Astrup Co., Cleveland, has appointed

James (Jim) Wilson

James (Barry) Morton
sales representatives for the company’s Atlanta branch. In addition,

Manuel (Manny) Ricker

Steve Martinez
have joined the company as sales representatives working out of the Santa Fe Springs,
Calif., branch; and

Ryan Broadhurst
as sales representative in Cleveland.

Lectra Systèmes has appointed

Ginny Perrine
as North American marketing communications manager for its Atlanta office.

Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Association International (SGIA), Fairfax,
Va., has named its 2001 Pioneer Award Recipients for Lifetime Achievement:

William Boyd
, W.W. Boyd & Associates, Columbus, Ohio;

Rolan Johnson
, Rolan A. Johnson Co. Inc., Peoria, Ill.;

James McRea
, Jay Products, Cincinnati; and

Harry Rosenthal
, Rosenthal Manufacturing Co. Inc., Northbrook, Ill. The Pioneer Award recognizes
prominent industry members, now deceased, nominated by their peers and affirmed by SGIA’s Board of

Clariant International Ltd., Switzerland, announced

Philipp Hammel
, head of investor relations, will take over corporate communications responsibilities.

Iris Welton
has joined the company’s investor relations department.

Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH, Germany, has appointed

Erik Hartmann
joint managing director.




The Covina, Calif-based
Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), has
inducted three new fellows:

Dr. Louis A. Pilato
, Pilato Consulting, Bound Brook, N.J.;

Gary W. Valentine
, Raytheon Systems, El Segundo, Calif.; and

Dr. Harry Katz
, Utility Development, Livingston, N.J.

September 2001