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July 2011

George W. Shuster, Cranston Print Works, has been elected chairman of the Boston-based National Textile Association.

Karl Spilhaus, National Textile Association, has been elected chairman of the Board of the American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Mass.

Amsterdam-based International Apparel Federation has named Belinda Carp, Textiles Intelligence, to its Board of Directors.

Freudenberg Group
, Germany, has appointed Leesa A. Smith, Freudenberg North America Limited Partnership (FNALP) to the Global Executive Team; and Dr. Mohsen Sohi to Speaker of the Management Board, effective July 2012.

Switzerland-based Clariant International Ltd. has appointed Dr. Hans-Joachim Müller a member of the Executive Committee.

Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk Industries Inc. has named Elise Demboski vice president, creative services.


Wichita, Kan.-based Invista has named Maggie Niu end-use marketing manager, AP Cordura® brand; and Paulo Pustiglione business manager, Invista's Performance and Protective Fabrics division, Brazil.

New York City-based Pratt Institute's Fashion Design Department has named Jennifer Minniti chair, effective Aug. 1, 2011.

France-based Kermel S.a.s. has named Jean Fournier managing director.


The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), Dalton, Ga., has named Anthony Cline operations manager.

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Propex Operating Co. LLC has named Craig Martin vice president and business unit lead, Geotextile Systems.

The Ecological and Toxicological Association of Dyes and Organic Pigments Manufacturers (ETAD), Switzerland, has elected Ravi Kapoor, Heubach Colour Pvt. Ltd, president; and the following officers of the Board of Directors: Dr. Clemens Grund, DyStar Colours Deutschland GmbH, vice president; and Dr. Bernd Hochstein, BASF Schweiz AG, treasurer. Peter Krummeck, Sun Chemical Pigments International; Jürgen Schmiedl, Bezema AG; Peter Scheibli, Huntsman (Switzerland) GmbH; Dr. Akio Yoshida, Dainichiseika Color & Chemical Mfg.; and Dr. Rüdiger Walz, Clariant International Ltd., have been elected members of the Board.

Jamesburg, N.J.-based Design Weave USA has appointed Steve Hoffman vice president, new business development.

Carmel, Ind.-based Top Value Fabrics has named Lorna D'Alessio director, print media sales.


Israel-based OptiTex Ltd. has appointed Amnon Shalev vice president, sales and marketing, Europe.

The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC), Washington, D.C., has elected the following officers to its Board of Directors: David L. Costello, ADS Ventures, executive director; Luke Hillier, ADS Inc., chairman; Brent Finemore, Pelican Products, treasurer; and David Bohannon, London Bridge Training Co., secretary. Matthew Hemenez, SureFire LLC, and Matt LeBretton, New Balance Athletic Shoe Co., have been named members of the Board.

Beresford, S.D.-based Sioux Corp. has promoted Shelby Docken to customer service manager.

Erie, Pa.-based Eriez Manufacturing Co. has promoted Dave Heubel to director, North American sales.

Ottawa-based TerraChoice Environmental Marketing Inc. has named Libby Bernick vice president, consulting.

Bunting Magnetics Co., Newton, Kan., has named Jana L. Davis CFO.

Jana L. Davis