June 2005

Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn., has named

Holly Beum
director of software product management.



Kellwood Co., St. Louis, has appointed

Scott D. Felder
president, Kellwood Menswear; and

Paul A. Robb
CEO, Sag Harbor.

Wolverine World Wide Inc., Rockford, Mich., has appointed

Shirley D. Peterson
to its Board of Directors.

Li & Fung USA, New York City, has named

Robert P. Fleischer
vice president, merchandising, Royal Velvet brand.

New York City-based
Warnaco Group Inc. has appointed

Dwight Meyer
president, Global Sourcing.

Piedmont Logistics, Gainesville, Ga., has made the following appointments:

David Dubose
, operations manager;

Jessica Rouleau
, translator, data entry and accounting assistant; and

Michael Weismantel
, team leader, recruiter and marketing consultant.

Lanxess AG has appointed

Rolf Stomberg
chairman and

Ralf Deitz
vice chairman of its Supervisory Board.

Fort Worth, Texas-based
Resin Technology Inc. has named

John Denzer
managing partner.



Rick Embry
has joined
Precision Roll Grinders, Allentown, Pa., as account manager, Tennessee, Alabama
and Mississippi.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Research Triangle Park,
N.C., has announced the winners of the 2005 Concept 2 Consumer Design Competition:

Melissa Popovich
, Bowling Green University, first place, technical design;

Connie Chen
, Cornell University, second place, technical design;

Clarisse Sjoquist
, Kansas State University, first place, aesthetic design;

Joe Hynek
, Iowa State University, second place, aesthetic design;

Shameron Eggers

Ana Forillo
, Dominican University, first place, textile design; and

Jessica Weisen

Enid Williams
, University of Wisconsin-Madison, second place, textile design.

Wilmington, Del.-based
DuPont’s Bio-Based Materials business has appointed

Dawson Winch
product and marketing manager for DuPont™ Sorona®.



SATO Corp., Tokyo, has named

Sebastiano Stella
country manager, Italy.

Rock Hill, S.C.-based
Springs Industries Inc. has named

Tommy “Louie” Rutledge
its Rewards and Recognition Corporate Associate of the Year.



At the
International Wool Textile Organization (IWTO) Annual Congress, the Brussels-based
IWTO awarded the first World Wool Awards to:

Hannah Shaddick
— Fashion and Design;

Heinrich Oberrauch
— Marketing and Promotion; and

Deborah Loxam-Kohl
— Concept, Innovation and Extension.

Omnova Solutions Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio, has appointed

John Wei
vice president, Performance Chemicals Asia; and has promoted

Frank D. Nataro
to business director, Specialty Chemicals.

Avondale Mills Inc., Monroe, Ga., recently promoted

Marcus K. Tapley
to executive vice president, operations.

SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH, Austria, has appointed

Christian Malzner
chief representative in the SML Far East Regional Office.

The Cary, N.C.-based
Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry has named

Gonzalo Castro
, Cardinal Health, and

David Ford
, BBA Fiberweb™, co-chairs of its International Trade Advisory Board.

At the recent 13th Annual
National Textile Center (NTC) Forum, Raleigh, N.C.-based NTC awarded Joe Cunning
Graduate Student Research Presentation Contest prizes to:

Marilyn Minus
, Georgia Tech, first place;

Dongyeon Lee
, Auburn University, second place; and

Ashish Garg
, Philadelphia University,

Dahlia Haynes
, Clemson University,

Shawn Hutchinson
, North Carolina State University,

Skander Limen
, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth,

Anne Sandstrom
, University of California Davis, and

Kuitian Tan
, Cornell University, third place.

June 2005