September/October 2007

Nilit Ltd. has named

Ronald Mangrum
head of Nilit North America Corp., and

Attilio Annoni
general manager, Fiber Division, Europe.

Color Marketing Group, Alexandria, Va., has elected

George Iannuzzi
, Clariant Ltd., to its Board of Directors.



Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, has promoted

Mike Hale
to COO,

Bob Dale
to vice president of research and development, and

Fernando Espinosa
to senior vice president and general manager, Europe.

Dr. James Chantler

Sandra Case
have joined
Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex LLC, Research Triangle Park, N.C., as research

Tavex Group, Spain, has named

Gilberto Mestriner Stocche
corporate marketing director.

Synthetic Yarn and Fiber Association (SYFA), Gastonia, N.C., has elected

Ulrik Frodermann
, Oerlikon Barmag, president;

Pat Murray
, Unifi Inc., first vice president;

John Edwards
, Nan Ya Plastics, second vice president;

John Amirtharaj
, Universal Fibers, vice president, membership;

Alasdair Carmichael
, PCI Fibres & Raw Materials, vice president, publicity; and

Jerry Eskew
, Accotex/Daytex, vice president, conference. SYFA also elected the following directors:

Keith Adams
, Burlington Worldwide;

Ernie Hundley
, Nilit North America Corp.;

Mike Becker Jr.
, Michael S. Becker Inc.; and

McDaniel Beard
, Strategic Solutions.

Jerry King
, Milliken & Company, was appointed secretary, and

Kim Pettit
was appointed treasurer.

Safety Components Fabric Technologies Inc., Greenville, has named

David Conine
head of market development, Awning and Architecture Division, WeatherMax.

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

Thomas G. Gallagher Jr.
corporate controller, assistant treasurer and assistant secretary.

Carroll Santos has joined

Batson Group Inc.
, Greenville, as product manager for Batson’s textile dyeing and finishing and nonwovens
finishing principals.

Kellwood Co., St. Louis, has elected the following officers:

Gregory W. Kleffner
, CFO;

Patrick J. Burns
, corporate vice president and chief strategy and marketing officer;

Samuel W. Duggan II
, corporate vice president, investor relations, and treasurer;

J. David Larocca Jr.
, corporate vice president, human resources; and

Michael M. Saunders
, corporate vice president and chief information officer.

Leigh Fibers Inc., Spartanburg, has promoted

Keith Taylor
to president and treasurer, following the retirement of President and CEO

Carl Lehner

Nordson Corp., Duluth, Ga., has appointed

Frank Burkus
global business development manager for new materials, Adhesive Systems Group.



The following students were honored with design prizes at the recent Texprint exhibition in

Cécile Utgé-Royo
, Print;

Edward Forster
, Color;

Hyuna Lee
, Breaking New Ground;

Alice Palmer
, Knit;

Kaori Ueda
, Weave; and

Lucy Robbie
, Interior Fashion.

Rodrigo Siza
has joined Paris-based
Lectra as director, Lectra Portugal.

Tolland, Conn.-based
Gerber Technology has appointed

Cynthia Mahlstedt
director, marketing communications.



At its recent annual meeting, the
International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries elected

Gerd Ries
, Johnson & Johnson, chairman; and

Pieter Meijer
, Fiberweb France S.A.S., vice chairman.

José Durany
, Tesalca-99 S.A.,

Michael Hartnett
, Mölnlycke Health Care, and

Ghobad Rahrooh
, Procter & Gamble, were elected board members.

Gunnar Preifors
, SCA Hygiene Products AB, was re-elected vice chairman; and

Paul Eevers
, Unilever Europe Foods, was re-elected treasurer.

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

Edward Cardimona
chief global creative officer and senior vice president.

Columbus, Ga.-based
Swift Spinning Inc. has promoted

Trey Hodges
to president and CEO, and

Keith Harnage
to CFO.


September/October 2007