Sato America Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., has appointed Robert Lanzendorf OEM sales and marketing manager.
Cincinnati-based Rotex Inc. has appointed William Herkamp president.
eWarna, Malaysia, has appointed Ian Wolvers sales director, South Asia.
The Association of Georgia’s Textile, Carpet and Consumer Products Manufacturers (GTMA), has elected the following members to its Board of Directors: Thomas B. Gardner, chairman; William A. Barron, Jr., vice chairman; and Donald R. Henderson, treasurer. Elected to three-year terms were Larry Galbraith, Lee Bryan, Bernie Loftis, Allan Ray, Jule Smith and Doug Tingle. Trey Hodges and Bill Henry were elected to fill unexpired terms on the board. GTMA re-elected Roy Bowen president, and Suzanne Wilkes secretary.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA), Greenfield, Mass., presented the Special Pioneer Award to Bená Burda, Maggie’s Organics/Clean Clothes, for her work with organic fiber products.
DuPont Ink Jet, Wilmington, Del., has named Brad Peiper global sales and service manager.
Germany-based Wacker-Chemie GmbH has named Dirk Funke president and CEO of Wacker Chemical Corp., Adrian, Mich.
Dan River Inc., Danville, Va., has promoted Mark Tapp to vice president, cotton procurement.
The Hosiery Association (THA), Charlotte, has elected the following officers: Kevin Toomey, chairman; Charles Cole, first vice chairman; and Fritz Schulte, second vice chairman.
Bruce Lev has joined the Board of Directors of Pittsfield, Mass.-based Pittsfield Plastics Engineering Inc. and Precision Spools Inc.
Woolrich Inc., Woolrich, Pa., has appointed Todd Yates vice president, sales and marketing.
Ondeo Nalco, Naperville, Ill., has named Jack Shubert group vice president and president of the Specialty Division.
West Point, Ga.-based WestPoint Stevens Inc. announced M. Katherine Dwyer will serve a second term on the Board of Directors and the board’s Audit Committee. The company has appointed Gerald Moore, director, bath product innovation; and Henny Schlesinger Lakin bath shop design manager.
Robert A. (Bob) Britton has joined BBA Nonwovens, Old Hickory, Tenn., as president, North American Hygiene/Medical.
Cleveland-based Astrup Co. has made the following appointments: Brent Bianchina and Sharon Winchester, account representatives, and Danette N. Gunderson, assistant manager, Hayward, Calif.; Jamie Bly, account representative and Lisa Didiano, metro account representative, Cleveland; Paul Medler, account representative, St. Louis; and Chris Spizzirri, account representative, Sante Fe Springs, Calif. Keith J. Brauner has been promoted to operations supervisor of Astrup’s recently relocated distribution facility in St. Louis.
Fire-Dex Inc., Medina, Ohio, has named Karen Anderson south central regional sales manager.
The TMI Group of Companies, Islandia, N.Y., has promoted Richard Young to vice president of sales.
Bill Haile has received the Chairman Award for outstanding volunteer service to the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C. The award was presented at INDA’s annual meeting.
John Rizzo has joined Tompkins Brothers Co. Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., as president. He replaces Bill Savage, who has retired.
Savage (left) and Rizzo
Anselm C. Griffin has been appointed chair of the Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Textile and Fiber Engineering.
Cotton Incorporated, New York City, has named Robin Merlo company director of marketing communications.