September 2005

Ola Johansson
has joined
Eton Systems AB, Sweden, as global lean manager.

Omnova Solutions Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio, has named

Sherry Xia
Asia-Pacific business manager for Performance Chemicals, Omnova Performance Chemicals
Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. The company has promoted Mark Mussman to business manager, textile

Patcraft Commercial Carpet, Dalton, Ga., has appointed

Eric Wroldsen
vice president, business development.



Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC, Research Triangle Park, N.C., has promoted

Dave Gartshore
to vice president, global sales; and has named

Galen Hatfield
vice president, development.

At its recent annual meeting, the
Southern Textile Association (STA), Gastonia, N.C., elected the following

Mitch Hensley
, Ramtex Inc., president;

Russell W. Mims Jr.
, Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., chairman, Board of Governors;

George Abbott
, Inman Mills, first vice president;

Khal Shreitah
, Carolina Mills Inc., second vice president; and

Lisa Ariail Siggins
, Glen Raven Inc., member-at-large. Elected to four-year terms on the board were:

Steve Adams
, Seydel-Woolley & Co. Inc.;

Donald Arrowood
, Ameritex Yarn;

Bill Carstarphen
, Pharr Yarns;

Rodger Hartwig
, Symtech Inc.;

Mike Kepley
, Cone Denim LLC;

Bill Steen
, Central Textiles; and

John Nims
, Parkdale Mills Inc.

Marshall Johnson
, R.L. Stowe Mills Inc., was elected to an unexpired term ending in 2008.

Mike Smith
, Eltex US Inc., was elected to an unexpired term ending in 2007.

Terry Hines
, Cone Denim LLC, was elected to an unexpired term ending in 2006. The STA also honored

Max M. Huntley
with its David Clark Award for distinguished leadership and service to the

Aniello Musella
has been named Italian Trade Commissioner for the New York City office and executive
director of the
Italian Trade Commission for the United States.



At its recent annual meeting, the
VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Germany, elected

Johann Philipp Dilo
, Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik KG, chairman; and

Fritz P. Mayer
, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, and

Heinrich Trützschler
, Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG, deputies.

The Italy-based
Freudenberg Politex Group has named

Dr. Ing. Jean François Verjus
chief technology officer.

Jens Kellersmann
has been named head of central marketing/corporate communications at Germany-based
Eduard Küsters Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG. He succeeds

Werner Klaffke
, who has retired.

Amitech Inc., Paterson, N.J., has named

Stephen Holland
business development manager.

Lawrenceville, N.J.-based
Datacolor has appointed

Chris Hipps
director of sales, Textile Color Solutions, North America.

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., recently elected
the following members to its Board of Directors:

Steve Ogle
, Leggett & Platt, chairman;

Marvin Mitchell
, Johns Manville, vice chairman of planning; and

Bill Vogel
, Atlantic Mills, vice chairman, finance. Elected to three-year terms on the board were

Janet Devine
, Sonobond Ultrasonics;

Dennis Durkin
, Cleaver Associates Inc.;

Dan Feroe
, Rieter Greensboro-Perfojet Division;

Walter Schwarz
, Freudenberg Nonwovens NA; and

Lisette Swenson
, Molnlycke Health Care. INDA also named

Gonzalo Castro
, Cardinal Health, and

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

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, Germany, has named

Frank Scheibner
president and CEO, Hellmann USA.



At its annual meeting, the
European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, Brussels, elected

Knud Waede Hansen
, Fibertex A/S, chairman of the board; and named as members

Karl-Michael Schumann
, Procter & Gamble; and

Michael Staton
, Nice-Pak International.

Nazdar Inc., Shawnee, Kan., has named

Keith Ramsey
area manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

September 2005