Roy Whitby was named technical sales manager for Mt. Pocono, Pa.-based Monadock Non-wovens LLC.
Mark Pihl, president and COO, Web Industries, Marlborough, Mass., has been promoted to CEO effective January 1, 2019. Pihl succeeds outgoing CEO Donald Romine.
Gastonia, N.C.-based Beverly Knits Inc. has named Jason Defilippis manager of product development and design. The company also named Kenny Golden president, and Jackie Tweedy plant manager of Altus Finishing, a division of Beverly Knits.
Colleen Pritchett has joined Hexcel Corp., Stamford, Conn., as president – Aerospace, Americas.
Fabrice Barthélemy was named CEO and chairman of the Management Board for Paris-based Tarkett.
The Netherlands-based Tanatex Chemicals has announced the following appointments: Jørgen Vendel, CEO; Calvin Qiu, CFO; and Paul Oude Lenferink, CTO.
Nike Inc. has named G. Scott Uzzell president and CEO of Converse Inc., Boston.
CEO Mike Thaman has announced his retirement from Toledo, Ohio-based Owens Corning. He will remain with the company as executive chairman. Thaman will be replaced by current president and COO Brian D. Chambers effective April 18, 2019.
Eriez, Erie, Pa., has promoted Jaisen Kohmuench to the newly-created position of senior director of Asia-Pacific Operations and Strategy.
Dodgeville, Wis.-based Lands’ End Inc. has appointed Chieh Tsai to the new position of chief product officer.
Albert P. “Al” Carey was appointed non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors at Greensboro, N.C.-based Unifi Inc.
Rochester, N.H.-based Albany International Corp. has named Rick Sharpe senior vice president of Global Customers and Marketing for Albany Engineered Composites.
Austria-based Lenzing has appointed Florian Heubrander vice president of global business management textiles.
The Boston-based Cashmere and Camel Hair Manufacturers Institute (CCMI) has announced new staff. Fabio Garzena was named president replacing Karl Spilhaus, who will continue to counsel the institute as president emeritus. Dave Trumbull was named USA representative and will manage the institute’s U.S. affairs from Boston. Kenneth Shimizu will continue his role as Japan representative, managing the institute’s Asia activities from Tokyo.
Columbia Sportswear Co., Portland, Ore., has appointed Peter Ruppe vice president of Footwear for the Columbia brand. Ruppe reports to Columbia Brand President Joe Boyle.
Greensboro, N.C.-based VF Corp. has named Laurel Krueger vice president, general counsel, of the newly created, independent company Kontoor Brands.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has appointed Charles Sheppard, vice president of Global Sourcing and Distribution at Superior Group of Companies Inc., to serve on the Cotton Board for a three-year term.
Nate Damro has joined St. Paul, Minn-based Safe Reflections Inc. as vice president of Business Development.
Effective June 1, 2019, Rico Randegger will be responsible for the Business Group After Sales at Switzerland-based Rieter Group.
Jessica Hoopfer has joined Israel-based MySize Inc. as director of U.S. sales.
The Atlanta-based Americas Apparel Producers’ Network named Tony Anzovino, Haggar Clothing Corp., AAPN president for a second term; and Ed Gribbin, Gribbin Strategic LLC, vice president for a one-year term. The following people were named to AAPN’s Board of Directors for a three-year term: Jill Coleman, Alvanon; Aaron Glatman, r-pac International Corp.; Aaron Ledet, VF Corp.; and Hebe Schecter, Kaltex America. Ron Roach, Contempora Fabrics, began his second year in a three-year term on the board.