November/December 2008

Youngsville, N.C.-based
Xerium Technologies Inc. has named
Thomas “Tom” Johnson president, Xerium Asia.

Fleissner GmbH, Germany, has named
Dr. Dieter Zenker general manager.


BASF Corp., Florham Park, N.J., has appointed
Dr. Uwe Liebelt group vice president of the company’s Acyrlics and Dispersions
business, North America.

The Arlington, Va.-based
American Fiber Manufacturers Association Inc.‘s Board of Directors has elected
Henry Poston, Palmetto Synthetics LLC, chairman; and
Basil “Sonny” Walker, Nylstar Inc., treasurer. The board also has elected
William Jasper, Unifi Inc.;
Jon McNaull, DAK Americas LLC;
Marty Moran, RadiciSpandex Corp.; and
Zach Zacharias, SANS Technical Fibers LLC., to the Executive Committee.

Members of the Lubbock, Texas-based
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association have elected
Billy Eggemeyer director of District Nine.

Performance Fibers, Richmond, Va., has named
Richard C. Brown CEO.

Jones Apparel Group Inc., New York City, has promoted
Jay Friedman to CEO, Retail Footwear and Apparel.

Clariant has appointed
Dr. Hariolf Kottmann CEO, and
Andy Piers head of group technology and a member of the Board of Management.

Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., has named
Janet Reed associate director of environmental research.

Wilmington, Del.-based
DuPont‘s Board of Directors has elected
Ellen Kullman president and a director. Kullman also has been elected CEO,
effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Victor Group Inc., Quebec, has appointed
John Seymour account manager, and
Steve Schroeder international sales manager.

Danfoss A/S, Denmark, has named
Niels B. Christiansen president and CEO. The company also has appointed
Jorgen M. Clausen chairman, effective spring 2009.

Organic Trade Association, Greenfield, Mass., has appointed
Christine Bushway executive director.

Rieter Management AG, Switzerland, has presented the Rieter Award 2008 to the
following recipients:
Yuguang Yang; Yusuf Ali Syed; Mohammed Owais Raza Siddiqui; and
Orcun Cakici.

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based
Hanesbrands Inc. has named
Ann E. Ziegler, CDW Corp., to its Board of Directors, and CFO
Richard A. Noll chairman of the board. The board has appointed
J. Patrick Mulcahy lead director.

Irwindale, Calif.-based
NDC Infrared Engineering has appointed
Robert Szepvolgyi director of customer care, Asia.

Louis P. Batson Co., has named
James A. “Jim” Hiers product manager.


Maidenform Brands Inc., Iselin, N.J., has appointed
Patrick J. Burns executive vice president of sales and marketing.

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, Minn., has
Kathleen J. Mattson to vice president of member services.

RadiciGroup, Italy, has named
Dr. Cristina Bergamini press officer in the corporate marketing and communication

Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., presented awards
to the following recipients at the International Nonwovens Technical Conference 2008, sponsored by
INDA and the
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI):
Roy Broughton, 2008 TAPPI Nonwovens Division Leadership and Service Award and Rohm
and Haas prize;
Behnam Pourdeyhimi, TAPPI Nonwovens Division 2008 Technical Award and Mark
Hollingsworth prize;
David Newkirk and
Larry Wadsworth, INDA Award for Lifetime Technical Achievement; and
Shreya Paul, graduate research award.

Rock Hill, S.C-based
Springs Creative Products Group LLC has named
Cynthia McCloskey merchandising director, and
Teri Thom senior account manager.

National Textile Association (NTA), Boston, has elected
Benjie Reynolds, Milliken & Company, chairman of the NTA Government Textiles
Committee and Steering Group.