December 2008

President George W. Bush has presented
Dr. Claire C. Gordon, senior research scientist, US Army Natick Soldier Research,
Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), with a 2008 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious
Senior Professionals.


Ernst & Young has named
Dr. Geoffrey Scott, CEO, Switzerland-based Uster Technologies AG, a winner of its
Entrepreneur of the Year® award.

State College, Pa.-based
NanoHorizons Inc. has appointed
Timothy Skedzuhn vice president, Textile Business Unit.

Bushman Equipment Inc., Butler, Wis., has named
Paul Karrels Application Engineer.


Ahlstrom Corp.‘s Corporate Executive Team (CET) has appointed
Tommi Björnman senior vice president, Filtration business;
Laura Raitio senior vice president, Glass and Industrial Nonwovens business; and
Paul Marold, senior vice president, Advanced Nonwovens business, and a member of
the CET.

DAK Americas LLC has appointed the following individuals to its Nonwovens team:
Paul “Wayne” Proctor, senior manager, sales and marketing;
Jesse “Bob” Fletcher and
Keith Jaillette, technical marketing representatives; and
John Saxon, quality manager, Fibers.

New York City-based
Yunique Solutions has named
Rodney Harrelson western region sales manager.

The Roseville, Minn.-based
Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has presented Fontana,
Calif.-based A&R Tarpaulins Inc. Co-Owner and Vice President
Bud Weisbart with an honorary life membership.

The Netherlands-based
International Apparel Federation (IAF)‘s Executive Committee has named
Hasan Arat, Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association, treasurer. The IAF’s
Board of Directors has appointed the following as members of the Board:
Rahul Mehta, Clothing Manufacturers’ Association of India (CMAI);
Fazlul Hoque, Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers & Exporters Association
Steve Jesseph, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP); and
Raymond Wu, Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF).

Dalton, Ga.-based
Tandus has promoted
Tanya Koenen-Ogden to director of marketing communications.