May/June 2007

Fiberweb plc, London, has promoted

Dave Rousse
to president, Fiberweb Americas.

Tarrant Apparel Group, Los Angeles, has appointed

David N. Burke


Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has appointed

Steve Ogle
technical director.

The Hermann Group, Germany, has promoted

Thomas Hermann
to CEO, Sales & Finances. Hermann will continue his role as president and CEO of
Hermann Ultrasonics Inc., Bartlett, Ill.

Uwe Peregi
will serve as executive vice president and general manager, Hermann Ultrasonics Inc.

Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., has appointed

Kenneth R. Bowling

Woolmark Market Intelligence, the marketing arm of The Woolmark Co., Australia,
has appointed

Roberto Cardellino
as its Uruguay-based agent.

Formed Fiber Technologies Inc., Auburn, Maine, has appointed

Mark Bennett
president and CEO. Bennett succeeds

David MacMahon
, who has retired. MacMahon now serves as vice chairman of the company’s Board of

Interface Inc. has named

Harold Paisner
to its Board of Directors.

Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, has appointed

Veronica M. “Ronee” Hagen
CEO and member of the Board of Directors.

Jones Apparel Group, Bristol, Pa., has named

Wesley R. Card


Valdese Weavers, Valdese, N.C., has promoted

Joel R. Crisp
to vice president, Global Operations.

Springs Global US Inc., Fort Mill, S.C., has named

Derrick Anderson
vice president, sheet merchandising; and

Rich Langone
vice president, creative development.

The American Textile History Museum, Washington, awarded

Ed Stevens
, museum chairman emeritus, the President’s Distinguished Service Award at its President’s
Society Dinner.

Albemarle Corp., Richmond, Va., has named

John Dabkowski
vice president, business development;

Luc van Muylem
vice president, polymer additives; and

Steve LeVan
, vice president, flame retardants.

VF Corp., Greensboro, N.C., has appointed

Aidan O’Meara
president, VF Asia Pacific.

Outlast Technologies Inc., Boulder, Colo., has named

Sachiko Sasayama
to its sales operations team,

Ashley Tilman
marketing assistant,

Carolyn Pettz
customer service representative, and

Jamie Nash
administrative assistant.

The Precision Textiles division of
Precision Custom Coatings LLC, Totowa, N.J., has named

Edward Kowalski
vice president, emerging markets.

Howard Dietch
has joined
Official Pillowtex LLC, New York City, as manager and overseer of the Cannon and
Cannon Royal Family brands.

Richard Farb
has joined
Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn., as strategic product data management/product
lifecycle management account manager.

Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, has named

Karl-Heinz Dommes

Marcus Mayer
managing directors.

Finetex Technology Global, Diamond Bar, Calif., has named

Youngho Woo

Per Bringle
has joined
Eton Systems AB, Sweden, as North American area manager.

Duluth, Ga.-based
Delta Apparel Inc. has elected

Elizabeth J. Gatewood, Ph.D.
, to its Board of Directors.

Kellwood Co., St. Louis, has promoted

Jesse C. P. Zee
to chairman, and

Gerald “Gerry” Rhoads
to managing director, Smart Shirts Ltd. The company has named

Stephen R. Beluk Jr.
vice president, internal audit, Kellwood; and

Michael T. Gilson
senior vice president, finance, Smart Shirts.

Prof. Dr. h. c. Josef Kurz
, deputy director of the
Hohenstein Institutes, Germany, and head of its Global Strategies Division,
recently celebrated 50 years at the institutes.


Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH, Germany, has appointed

Dr. Martin Prillman
managing director.