October 2001

Easthampton, Mass.-based
National Nonwovens has appointed

Ronald Aljoe
technical sales representative, Filtration Division.

Maidenform Inc., Bayonne, N.J., has announced the appointment of

Thomas J. Ward
as president and CEO. Ward also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.

W. Schlafhorst AG & Co., Germany, has named

André Wissenberg
as head of the publicity and public relations department.


André Wissenberg


Wools of New Zealand, Atlanta, has elected

Paul Lagemann
, The Carpet Craftsman, Fort Wayne, Ind., as the new chairman of its Retailer Advisory
Council (RAC).

Columbus, Ga.-based
Johnston Industries Inc. has appointed

Douglas A. Bridell
as plant manager, Southern Phenix Textiles, Phenix City, Ala.

Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., has announced the following promotions:

Lawrence W. Bump
, vice president, sales and marketing, Culp Decorative Fabrics Division; and

Robert G. Culp IV
, executive vice president, Culp Home Fashions Division.

Dominick D. Anile, Jr.
, will assume overall sales management for the Culp Velvets/Prints Division.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), West Conshohocken, Pa., has

Kathleen (Kitty) Kono
vice president, global cooperation. ASTM has given the 2001 William T. Cavanaugh Memorial
Award to

Dr. Steven M. Spivak
. The award recognizes eminence in the voluntary standards system.

Mark Thesken
has joined the sales team at
Hunter Associates Laboratory Inc., Reston, Va. Thesken represents Ohio, Michigan,
and parts of Indiana, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., has made the following appointments:

Steven J. Phillips, Ph.D.
, director of customer satisfaction;

Frank Hurd
, COO;

Charlott Coker
, director of human resources and electronic advocacy;

Louise Dobbs
, technical advocacy manager;

Barbra Wilson
, manager of technical information in the area of health, environment and technical

Ann Jones
, specialist in indoor air quality and technical information; and

Eugene Underwood
, superintendent of printing and building facilities.



North Safety Products, Cranston, R.I., has named

Charles Ellis
president and

John Kime
senior vice president of sales.

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), Covina,
Calif., has given the 2001 Outstanding Technical Paper Award to the University of Florida team
comprising of

Peter Ifju

Scott Ettinger

David Jenkins

Luis Martinez

Russell Corp., Atlanta,has named

Jonathan R. Letzler
president and COO;

Cheryl M. Barre

Gilbert J. Roberts
, corporate officers; and

Steven B. Farley
treasurer and corporate officer.

Kenneth Carrick
has joined
Eastern Color & Chemical Co., Providence, R.I., as technical sales
representative for the company’s Southern sales force.

Adairsville, Ga.-based
L. de Poortere, a Wools of New Zealand mill partner, has appointed

Sherrie Anderson
vice president and

Jason Hawkins
new national accounts/store support coordinator.

Sulzer Textil, Switzerland, has named

Paolo Antonietti
president. Former President

Ulrich Bolleter
will resume his position as head of the Technology Division.



Interface Inc. has promoted

Patrick C. Lynch
to vice president and COO.

Kent, Ohio-based
Kent Adhesive Products Co. (Kapco) has appointed

Steve Davis
as sales manager for the Engineered Products Division.

Lectra, Marietta, Ga., has announced appointments to the company’s 3D Visual
Merchant support team:

Meredith Rossi

Davin Dong
, senior implementation specialists;

Mendy Cruse
, implementation specialist;

Tammy Wood
, international implementation and marketing specialist for visual merchandising
solutions; and

Liselotte McCloud

Marcel Hemingway
, content production/designers.

October 2001