The U.S. Department of Commerce has appointed David Hastings, National Council of Textile Organizations and Mount Vernon Mills, to the 2013 Manufacturing Council.
Lawrence, Mass.-based Polartec LLC has named Colin True account manager, Southwestern United States.
Germany-based Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH has appointed Roland Eberhardt joint managing director.
The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has elected the following to its Board of Directors for three-year terms: Thomas Marth, Nonwoven Solutions LLC; Renita Anderson, IMERYS Performance Minerals; Don Brown, Bonar Inc.; Christophe Guillaumot, Glatfelter Gatineau Ltd.; Jenny Dobmeier, Johns Manville Corp.; John Rank, Spuntech Industries Inc.; and Chris Peart, HDK Industries Inc. INDA also has appointed Brad Kalil director, market research & statistics.
Paris-based Lectra has appointed Myriam Akoun-Brunet communications director.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va., has named the following officers of its Board of Directors: Philip C. Williamson, Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., chairman; Rick Helfenbein, TellaS Ltd., vice chairman; Rob DeMartini, New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc., treasurer; and Paula Zusi, Ann Inc., secretary. AAFA also has named Al Gervais, Marc Fisher Footwear; Edward Gribbin, Alvanon Inc.; and Tim Mantel, Target Sourcing Services, members of the Board of Directors.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Americhem Inc. has named Robert Baldy market manager, North American nonwovens market.
Denmark-based Novozymes A/S has named Peder Holk Nielsen president and CEO.
Red Bank, N.J.-based Brand & Oppenheimer Co. Inc. has named Peter Raneri vice president, sales and business development.
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), Research Triangle Park, N.C., has presented the 2012 Henry E. Millson Award for Invention to the following U.S. Marine Corps. (USMC) Systems Command and scientists at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) Center, Natick, Mass.: Gabriel R. Patricio, Lt. Col., USMC, Retired, Program Manager, Infantry-Combat Equipment, USMC Systems Command; John Heisterman, Gunnery Sgt., USMC, Retired, Chief Instructor, Scout Sniper School, USMC Training and Education Command; Luisa C. DeMorais, textile chemist, U.S. Army Natick Solder RD&E Center; Deirdre Townes, textile technologies, U.S. Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center; and Anabela Dugas, textile technologist, U.S. Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center. AATCC also has presented the J. William Weaver Paper of the Year Award to Keith R. Beck, David Hinks, Nathan H. Weisner and Anne Crawford for the paper titled "Liquid Chromatographic and Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Dyes for Forensic Purposes"; and the 2013 AATCC Technical Committee on Research Service Award to Gregory Walter Haggquist, Cocona Inc.
Sweden-based Telenor Group has promoted Telenor Connexion CEO Per Simonsen to lead the group's Machine-to-Machine division, Telenor Digital Services.
Rutherford College, N.C.-based O'Mara Inc. has appointed Gary Bradley president; Joseph X. Leirer Jr. vice president, finance; and Gary Hicks vice president, operations.
Portland, Ore.-based Skins Compression Clothing has appointed Danielle Said senior marketing manager, digital, communications and e-commerce, North America.
Newton, Kan.-based Bunting Magnetics Co. has promoted Simon Ayling to managing director, Bunting Magnetics Europe; and has named Clive Wright general sales manager and Robert Webb finance director, Bunting Magnetics Europe.