The Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based Crypton Companies and Nanotex® hired Michael Grigat as vice president, research and development. In addition, Hardy Sullivan has been promoted to vice president, market development.

Dr. David Hinks has been named dean of North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles, Raleigh, N.C., after serving as its interim leader since July 2014

New York City-based Alvanon Inc. has named Tracy Woosley senior consultant.

Israel-based Nilit Fibers has appointed Marco De Silvestri vice president, Nilit Israel.

Christopher Veit is now in charge of global manufacturing, research and development, and human resources with the Veit Group, Germany.

Glenn Funk has joined New York City-based Simparel Inc. as senior director, enterprise solutions and product strategy.

Aceto Corp., Port Washington, N.Y., named Scott Herrington senior account manager, Specialty Chemicals.

Troy Corp., Florham Park, N.J., has named Jan S. Beck vice president and general counsel.

Paris-based Lectra has named Jean-Patrice Gros director, Lectra Northern Europe.

TSG Finishing, Hickory, N.C., has hired Charles Gossett as director of operations.

Effective February 15, 2016, Rick Helfenbein will assume the role of president and CEO of the Washington-based American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).

Andreas Wirz has joined Switzerland-based Crealet AG as a technical assistant.

Cordova, Tenn.-based National Cotton Council of America announced Dr. David B. Weaver as the recipient of the 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award.

Italy-based Eurojersey S.p.A. has appointed Matteo Cecchi sales director.

Nordine Meniai was named new business unit manager, packaging, ITW Dynatec, Hendersonville, Tenn.

January/February 2016