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September 2001

Jim Beard has joined 828 International Trading Co., Greenville, S.C., as vice president of broadloom operations.

Scholl America Inc., Charlotte, N.C., has announced Erik Johnson , owner of KMT Textile Machines, Montreal, has joined the company as its Canada agent.

Cary, N.C.-based Cotton Incorporated has appointed Dr. Beatrice Le Pechoux manager, international, global product marketing. Also joining the company are Dennis Horstman , manager, global product marketing; and Vikki Martin , research chemist, textile chemistry research.

Johnston Industries, Columbus, Ga., has appointed L. Gene Cone CEO and president.



Foss Manufacturing Co., Hampton, N.H., has named Joel Schaefer marketing manager for Fosshield Antimicrobial Technologies.

Ronile Inc., Rocky Mount, Va., has promoted Ron Martin to president of Ronile and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ronile of Georgia. Martin continues to head sales and marketing efforts and also assumes operational responsibilities.

Portland, Ore.-based Pendleton Woolen Mills announced R.K. (Peter) Johnson has joined its Blanket & Home Division. Johnson will lead the company’s expansion into catalog, specialty home retailers, and regional and national department store chains.

Woolrich, Pa.-based Woolrich® has appointed Dennis Marxen director of domestic licensing. Marxen’s responsibilities include ensuring consistency in the firm’s licensing program, maintaining the company’s stategies and strengthening brand image.

Hoover Materials Handling Group Inc., Alpharetta, Ga., has named Douglas Silverman marketing manager for its asset product line and rental business.

Westlake, Ohio-based Nordson Corp. announced John M. Raterman has received the 2001 Nord Innovation Award for his patents on the Nordson Saturn® nozzle. During his 21-year career with Nordson, Raterman has garnered 25 patents.

Germany-based Mayer ReCond GmbH, a subsidiary of Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co., has named Uwe Bührer CEO. Former CEO Rolf Betrand is taking up responsibilities for the German-speaking circular knitting machine markets within the Mayer group.



Astrup Co., Cleveland, has appointed James (Jim) Wilson and James (Barry) Morton sales representatives for the company’s Atlanta branch. In addition, Manuel (Manny) Ricker and Steve Martinez have joined the company as sales representatives working out of the Santa Fe Springs, Calif., branch; and Ryan Broadhurst as sales representative in Cleveland.

France-based Lectra Systèmes has appointed Ginny Perrine as North American marketing communications manager for its Atlanta office.

The Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Association International (SGIA), Fairfax, Va., has named its 2001 Pioneer Award Recipients for Lifetime Achievement: William Boyd , W.W. Boyd & Associates, Columbus, Ohio; Rolan Johnson , Rolan A. Johnson Co. Inc., Peoria, Ill.; James McRea , Jay Products, Cincinnati; and Harry Rosenthal , Rosenthal Manufacturing Co. Inc., Northbrook, Ill. The Pioneer Award recognizes prominent industry members, now deceased, nominated by their peers and affirmed by SGIA’s Board of Directors.

Clariant International Ltd., Switzerland, announced Philipp Hammel , head of investor relations, will take over corporate communications responsibilities. Iris Welton has joined the company’s investor relations department.

Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH, Germany, has appointed Erik Hartmann joint managing director.



The Covina, Calif-based Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE), has inducted three new fellows: Dr. Louis A. Pilato , Pilato Consulting, Bound Brook, N.J.; Gary W. Valentine , Raytheon Systems, El Segundo, Calif.; and Dr. Harry Katz , Utility Development, Livingston, N.J.

September 2001