Messe Frankfurt USA has named Kristy Meade group show director, Textile Events.
Brussels-based EDANA, the International Association Serving the Nonwovens and Related Industries, has elected the following officers of its 2012-2013 Board of Governors: Patricia Featherstone, RKW, chair; Gerd Ries, Johnson & Johnson, and Jean-Marie Becker, Suominen Nonwovens, vice co-chairpersons; and Paul Eevers, Unilever, treasurer.
Salem, Va.-based Integrated Textile Solutions Inc. has named Dan Swift to head business development; and has named Raymond Wallen to its business development team to handle the company's military/government business.
The Hohenstein Institute, Germany, has named Alexandra Hlawatsch manager, Down and Feather Test Centre.
Wakefield, Mass.-based Sciessent LLC has named Yanira Bugarin and Meg McComb directors of business development, textiles.
The Woolmark Company, Australia, has presented the International Woolmark Prize USA Award to Sophie Theallet.
The Dixie Group Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has appointed Vinson Lee Martin president, Masland Contract; and David Hobbs manager, Modular business.
Gainesville, Fla.-based Quick Med Technologies Inc. has named Bernd Liesenfeld, Ph.D., president and a member of the Board of Directors; and has promoted Roy Carr to vice president, business development; and William Toreki to vice president, research and development.
The Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE), Dalton, Ga., has named Robert Peoples, Ph.D., executive director.
France-based Techtera has elected Louis Vovelle, Bluestar Silicones, chairman of the Board of Directors.
San Francisco-based Banana Republic has named Narciso Rodriguez advisor.
Katy Jessee, Missouri State University, has won the ninth Project OR competition, held at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) Summer Market earlier this month in Salt Lake City.
Jennifer Mendez, vice president for government relations, The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., was awarded the State Government Affairs Certificate, at the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) meeting held recently in Chicago.
Summerville, S.C.-based Thrace-LINQ Inc. has promoted Deatrick Doctor to process engineer and George Lockwood Tupper IV to technical fabric sales support.
White Plans, N.Y.-based GLM has named John Erich sales manager, SURTEX®.
Carmel, Ind.-based Top Value Fabrics has appointed Kevin Kesselring to its print media sales consultant team.
Hickory, N.C.-based Balega International has appointed Kay Martin president, Balega Outdoor.