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April 2002

Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., has named Mac McLean associate director, nonwovens research and implementation.

F. Schumacher & Co., New York City, has named Dale Williams president of the Waverly Lifestyle Group. Williams now heads all aspects of the group, including creative development, finance, sales, and marketing and licensing.


Dale Williams

Fred Whitaker Co., Roanoke, Va., has named Lewis A. Oechslin Jr. president and CEO.

Russell Corp., Atlanta, will consolidate the dyeing and finishing facilities at its textile operations in Alexander City, Ala., under one management team. Phillip Young has been promoted to vice president of employee relations. Doug McBurney , director of textile operations for Russell Athletic, will also oversee textile operations for Jerzees. Additional appointments include: Alan Luker , technical manager; Sam Leonard , production manager for bleachery operations; and Jim Ed Abernathy , production manager for Plant #7 annex. Bill Parks will move into a technical role within the organization. Luker, Leonard, Abernathy and Parks will report to Wade Price , plant manager for the consolidated operation.

The Carpet Cushion Council (CCC), Riverside, Conn., has elected the following executive board members: Charles Mussallem III , president; Terry Kall , secretary; and Robert Heller , treasurer. William H. “Bill” Oler continues as executive director of programs and activities.

WestPoint Stevens, West Point, Ga., has appointed President and COO M.L. “Chip” Fontenot to fill a vacancy on the company’s Board of Directors.

Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Allentown, Pa., has named Bernard Guerini president, Air Products Europe. Guerini replaces Ron Sullam , who retired. John (Mike) McNallen replaces Guerini as vice president, North America Gases. In addition, William Koch is the new global director, Process Safety Integrity.

Thantex Specialties Inc., Arden, N.C., has announced the following appointments to its management team: Jeff Bennett , president; Larry Zenick , operations manager; Robert Vance , maintenance director; Jimmy King , sales manager; Larry Creizman , by-products sales manager; and Feng Qin , product development manager.

Optimer Performance Fibers, Wilmington, Del., has named Whit Raymond business development associate for the running and multisport markets.



Veit GmbH & Co., Germany, has appointed Patrick Kugler project manager for technical sales, and Gerhard Birzer sales manager for the garment technology sector.

Stephen J. Dauer has joined Scott Mills, Gastonia, N.C., a division of Kleinert’s Inc., as executive vice president of sales and marketing.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, has named Don P. Giddens dean of the College of Engineering.



eWarna, New York City, has appointed Malcolm Ball European director.

Michael Dworak has joined Milwaukee-based Teklynx International as global customer care process manager.

The Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and Digital Printing & Imaging Association (DPI), both based in Fairfax, Va., have named Michael Robertson president.

The National Cotton Council (NCC), Memphis, Tenn., has elected Kenneth Hood to the top position of council chairman.

The American Flock Association (AFA), Boston, has appointed Barrett F. Ripley Keene executive director of the association.

Spartanburg-based Symtech Inc. has named Christian Roedlich product manager.

Honeywell, Morristown, N.J., has elected David M. Cote president, CEO and member of the board. Cote succeeds Lawrence A. Bossidy , who remains chairman and member of the board until his retirement in June. 

April 2002