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January 2002

Tuscarora Yarns Inc., Mount Pleasant, N.C., announced Peter Hegarty has assumed responsibilities for the company’s global marketing and sales efforts.

Atlas Electric Devices Co., Chicago, has appointed Larry W. Masters president and CEO; and Jack L. Martin president, Atlas Weathering Services Group.


The West Conshohocken, Pa.-based American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products has presented its David R. Peryam Award to Gail Vance Civille, president, Sensory Spectrum. The award recognizes outstanding professionals in applied sensory science.

The Hosiery Association (THA), Charlotte, N.C., has elected Sally Kay president, following the retirement of Sid Smith.

Fairlawn, Ohio-based OMNOVA Solutions has elected James J. Hohman vice president of the company. Hohman also serves as president of the company’s Paper & Carpet Chemicals Division.

Woolrich®, Woolrich, Pa., has promoted David Becker to operations manager, retail; and Mike McCarter to general merchandising manager, retail. In addition, the company has named Valerie Beggs designer, women’s sportswear; and Phoebe Hogeland designer, outerwear and sporting group.

TSG Inc., North Wales, Pa., has named Robert M. Beaty vice president, sales. He will oversee both the SynFin Industries and Synthetic Finishing Divisions.

The Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA), Washington, has made the following appointments: Cedric Calhoun, director, marketing; Charlena Patterson, director, human resources; and Robert Dickinson, controller.

The Washington-based American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) has elected Bradley Hill, Solutia, chairman; and Geoff Schofield, Drake Extrusion, vice chairman and chairman of the Executive Committee. Walter W. Hubbard, BASF Corp., was elected treasurer.

Springs Industries Inc., Fort Mill, S.C., has named R. Dean Riggs executive vice president, home furnishings operations. Riggs is responsible for Springs’ bed and bath manufacturing operations, overseeing approximately 30 plants and 11,000 employees in eight states.

Sara Lee Activewear, Winston-Salem, N.C., has named Kim E. McAleer senior vice president, operations. McAleer previously served as a vice president of Anvil Knitwear.


Germany-based Mayer & Cie. announced the following management changes: co-owner Rainer Mayer, along with his brother Peter Mayer, will focus attention on Group functions; Rainer Mayer has relinquished responsibility for operative sales management to Oliver Scharf, sales manager; Reiner Plankenhorn, purchasing manager, has been appointed general power of commercial representation as sole signatory; Rolf Willmer continues as development manager; and Rainer Müller as production and operations manager.

WestPoint Stevens, West Point, Ga., has named John Cafaro vice president, sales, Bed and Bath Division, for Kmart, Sears and regional mass retailers.

New York City-based Kellwood Co., has appointed Kathy White president, EMME® Division; and Stephen L. Ruzow president, womenswear.

Mount Vernon Mills Inc., Greenville, S.C., announced the promotion of Charles L. Little Jr. to president, Yarn Sales Division and LaFrance Division.

Teijin Ltd., Japan, has appointed Toru Nagashima president and COO. Nagashima assumes the presidency from Shosaku Yasui, who retains his position as CEO and has assumed the position of chairman of the company.

Appleton, Wis.-based Rollguard® Products, a subsidiary of Great Northern Corp., has named Mike Cattanach account manager for the Southeastern United States.


The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), Roseville, Minn., has electedDonald M. Reinbolt chairman of its Board of Directors. Reinbolt has served on the Board since 1991.

January 2002