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June 2001

Twitchell Corp., Dothan, Ala., has appointed Jim Dixon president and COO of its primary manufacturing facility.

Scott Spears was named sales representative for American Truetzschler, Charlotte, N.C. Spears will be responsible for managing accounts in the Northeast.

Fred Heinzelmann joined Santex AG, Switzerland, as COO. Heinzelmann is also responsible for finance and controlling for the group management of Santex/Sperotto Rimar.


Springs Industries Inc., Fort Mill, S.C., has announced that Jeffrey A. Atkins, executive vice president and CFO, will resign from the company in early summer. Stephen P. Kelbley, executive vice president and president, Home Furnishings Operating Group, will retire from the company by year-end. Successors to these positions will be announced at a later date.

Lester Dupuy Sears has joined WestPoint Stevens, West Point, Ga., as senior vice president, finance and CFO. Sears will replace Executive Vice President, Finance, and CFO David C. Meek, who recently left the company. In other new appointments at WestPoint Stevens, Robert B. Dale has been named senior vice president, sales and marketing; Joan Amberg was appointed senior vice president, merchandising; William T. Walker is the new senior vice president, sourcing; Authur “Art” Birkins joined the company as senior vice president, basic bedding; and Nancy Golden was promoted to vice president, licensing.

Robert Prince has succeeded Patrick van den Hemel as CFO of NedGraphics Holding N.V., the Netherlands.

Kellwood Co., St. Louis has named Jeffrey Stein vice president, sales and merchandising, Kellwood Menswear. The company also appointed Sandra Gordon and Alan Love executive vice presidents, Kellwood Western Region.

Pablo Stierli has been elected president, South and Central American Sales for Otto Zollinger Inc., Spartanburg, S.C.

The U.S. Radici companies of American Savio and Promatech have appointed Scott Malcolm area sales manager with territories in South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

Globecot Inc., Nashville, Tenn., has appointed Robert P. Antoshak CIO. Antoshak, a textile industry veteran for more than 20 years, has extensive experience in areas of strategic planning and information management.

Hahn International Ltd., Stamford, Conn., a consulting firm to international textile, apparel, home product and related industries, announced the addition of J. Patrick Danahay as senior director and management committee member. A past president of the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), Danahay worked for 27 years at Cone Mills, Greensboro, N.C. Hahn also named John R. Clemens senior director and member of the management committee. Clemens is a former managing director of the Bank of America Corporate Apparel/Textiles/Furnishings Group.

Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Lehigh Valley, Pa., has promoted John McGlade to vice president and general manager, Performance Chemicals, Chemicals Group. McGlade has global responsibility for the emulsions, epoxy,specialty additives and polyurethane chemical additives businesses. Scott Sherman has been named vice president and general manager, Chemical Processing Industries and Energy Systems, Gases and Equipment Group. The company also appointed Michael Hilton vice president and general manager, Industrial Chemicals, with global responsibility for the amines and polyurethane intermediates business.

Technology manager Dr. Ulrich Bolleter will succeed Philip Mosimann as the new head of Switzerland-based Sulzer Textil. Mosimann is leaving Sulzer to pursue other opportunities as CEO of Bucher Industries, Switzerland.

Squires Hightech Corp., Stamford, Conn., has named Joseph Barbera marketing director. Barbera has a background and experience in launching new products for outdoorwear and home textiles.

Ralph Boe has been hired to head both hard- and soft-surface flooring operations for Beaulieu Residential, Beaulieu of America, Dalton, Ga. Boe fills the position that was left open after the resignation of Piet Dossche.

June 2001