Messe Frankfurt USA has named Kristy Meade group show director, Textile Events.

EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries,
has elected the following officers of its 2012-2013 Board of Governors:
Patricia Featherstone, RKW, chair;
Gerd Ries, Johnson & Johnson, and
Jean-Marie Becker, Suominen Nonwovens, vice co-chairpersons; and
Paul Eevers, Unilever, treasurer.

Salem, Va.-based
Integrated Textile Solutions Inc. has named
Dan Swift to head business development; and has named
Raymond Wallen to its business development team to handle the company’s
military/government business.



The Hohenstein Institute, Germany, has named
Alexandra Hlawatsch manager, Down and Feather Test Centre.

Wakefield, Mass.-based
Sciessent LLC has named
Yanira Bugarin and
Meg McComb directors of business development, textiles.

The Woolmark Company
, Australia, has presented the International Woolmark Prize USA
Award to
Sophie Theallet.

The Dixie Group Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has appointed
Vinson Lee Martin president, Masland Contract; and
David Hobbs manager, Modular business.

Gainesville, Fla.-based
Quick Med Technologies Inc. has named
Bernd Liesenfeld, Ph.D., president and a member of the Board of Directors; and has
Roy Carr to vice president, business development; and
William Toreki to vice president, research and development.

Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), Dalton, Ga., has named
Robert Peoples, Ph.D., executive director.

Techtera has elected
Louis Vovelle, Bluestar Silicones, chairman of the Board of Directors.

San Francisco-based
Banana Republic has named
Narciso Rodriguez advisor.

Katy Jessee, Missouri State University, has won the ninth Project OR competition,
held at the
Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market earlier this month in Salt Lake City.

Jennifer Mendez, vice president for government relations, The Carpet and Rug
Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., was awarded the
State Government Affairs Certificate, at the State Government Affairs Council
(SGAC) meeting held recently in Chicago.

Summerville, S.C.-based
Thrace-LINQ Inc. has promoted
Deatrick Doctor to process engineer and
George Lockwood Tupper IV to technical fabric sales support.

White Plans, N.Y.-based
GLM has named
John Erich sales manager, SURTEX®.

Carmel, Ind.-based
Top Value Fabrics has appointed
Kevin Kesselring to its print media sales consultant team.



Hickory, N.C.-based
Balega International has appointed
Kay Martin president, Balega Outdoor.

August 2012