The Textured Yarn Association of America (TYAA), Gastonia, N.C., has elected the following officers for the 2002-2003 year: Tony Dotson , KoSa, president; Richard White , Milliken & Company, first vice president, technical; Chas Scott , Unifi Inc., second vice president, technical; Jim McBride , Cognis Corp., vice president, membership; Alasdair Carmichael , Carmichael International, vice president, publicity, publications and archives; and Jerry Eskew , Day International, vice president, conventions. Elected board members include: Tommy George , Spectrum Textured Yarns; Ulrik Frodermann , Barmag/Saurer Group; Pat Murray , E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.; and John Edwards , Nan Ya Plastics. Jerry King , Milliken & Company, will continue to serve as executive secretary.
Adrian, Mich.-based Wacker Chemical Corp. has named Brad S. Larson president of its subsidiaries Kelmar Industries Inc. and Microblen, both located in Duncan, S.C.
Blas Miyares has retired as president of Marshall and Williams Products Inc., Greenville, S.C. Current CEO Bill Milligan has assumed the duties of president.
The Alabama Textile Manufacturers Association (ATMA), Montgomery, Ala., has elected the following officers: Rolland Hollis Mann , Mount Vernon Mills, president; David Major , Frontier Yarns, vice president; Steve Adair , Johnston Industries, treasurer; and Alan Scarbrough , Kappler, secretary.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based SATO America Inc. has appointed Pamela Pace manager, human resources.
Carole A. Bork
has joined Cleveland-based
Astrup Co. as manager, human resources.
David Perdue has been appointed chairman and CEO of Pillowtex Corp., Kannapolis, N.C.
The Switzerland-based ABB Group has appointed Executive Vice President Dinesh Paliwal head of the newly-formed Industries Division. Bradley Kramer and R. Todd Jarvis have also joined the division’s asset management services business.