November-December 2005

Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn., has named

Nick D’Alfonso
account executive, New England.

Bill Ditto
has joined the company’s Los Angeles (LA) sales team, with responsibility for industrial
markets in California and Nevada, and all markets in Arizona.

Tonya Randall
also has joined the company’s LA sales team, with responsibility for the apparel market
in the southern and eastern areas of the LA Basin, and San Francisco and Hawaii.

Ten Cate Industrial Fabrics, Pendergrass, Ga., has appointed

Dan Garrett
market manager, filtration.



Triumph International recently awarded the Triumph Fashion Award 2005 to

Rafael Gomes

Nordson Corp.,Westlake, Ohio, has appointed

Jeff Pembroke
vice president, sales and marketing, of its Finishing and Coating businesses.

Kellwood Co., St. Louis, has named

Fran Boland
president, sales and marketing; and

Nisa Mellin
senior vice president, design, Sag Harbor. The company also has elected

Ben B. Blount Jr.
to its Board of Directors.

Shaw Living, Dalton, Ga., has promoted

Jim Curtin
to vice president, sales.

Linde Material Handling North America Corp., Summerville, S.C., has appointed

Rich Bevington
regional sales manager, North Central region, United States.

Mike Paul
, regional sales manager, Northeast, United States, also will assume responsibility for
central and eastern Canada.

Jake Jacobs
has joined
Spyder Active Sports Inc., Boulder, Colo., as president and COO.



WestPoint Home Inc., West Point, Ga., and New York City, has appointed

Joseph Pennacchio
CEO and

Jeff R. Engel

New York City-based
F. Schumacher & Co. has appointed

Daniel J. Bonini
president and general manager of the newly created Waverly Lifestyle/ FSC division.

Techmer PM LLC, Clinton, Tenn., has named

Kenneth E. Jacobson
vice president and general manager of the Fibers business unit.

Randall L. Byrd
has joined Manchester, Conn.-based
Lydall Inc. as president of its North American automotive business.

US Secretary of Commerce

Carlos M. Gutierrez
has appointed

Wanda Ellis
, executive director, American Floorcovering Alliance Inc., a member of the Exporters’
Textile Advisory Committee.



Adhesives Research Inc., Glen Rock, Pa., has named

Jeff Robertson
director and general manager, ARmark™ Authentication Technologies.



Tandus, Dalton, Ga., has appointed

Suzanne Tick
design director and

Terry Mowers
creative director.

Koch Membrane Systems Inc. Wilmington, Mass., has appointed

Paul Bushey
product manager, replacement parts.

Flowserve Corp., Irving, Texas, has named

Lewis M. Kling
president and CEO, as well as a member of the board.



Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich., has named

Geoffery E. Merszei

Fire-Dex Inc., Medina, Ohio, has named

Steve Bonamer
national sales and marketing manager.

Steve Mariconti
has joined
Daikin America Inc., Orangeburg, N.Y., as technical service and applications
development manager, DAI-EL™ high-performance fluoroelastomers.

Innovo Group Inc., Los Angeles, has named

Elena Pickett
vice president, sales.

Wacker Chemical Corp., Adrian, Mich., has promoted

Debbie Gentry
to site manager, Kelmar Division.

Avondale Mills Inc., Monroe, Ga., has named

Gregory N. Scoggins
director, quality assurance; and

Yates W. Bostic Jr.
director, product development, piece-dyes.

Nilit Ltd., Israel, has named

Donna Hill
merchandising and sales manager, Nilit America Corp.

November/December 2005