Fi-Tech Assumes Heberlein’s US, Canadian Sales, Marketing

Fi-Tech Inc., Richmond, Va., has assumed full responsibility for sales and marketing in the
United States and Canada for all products manufactured by Switzerland-based Heberlein Fiber
Technology Inc.

Prior to taking on the entire product line, Fi-Tech handled sales and marketing for
Heberlein’s AirSplicer™ and threading devices including Lufan®, and spinnerets from Heberlein’s
Germany-based sister company Enka tecnica GmbH.

The added responsibility results from the closing of Heberlein North America Inc.,
Greenville, following the retirement of Adrian Steinmann, president and owner of the North American

According to Fi-Tech, Steinmann continues to be actively involved during the changeover to
help ensure a smooth transition for Heberlein North America’s


May/June 2006