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March 2003

Wardwell Braiding Machine Co. Inc., Central Falls, R.I., has appointed David Farnum sales manager.


The supervisory board of Austria-based Lenzing AG has named Thomas Fahnemann chairman of the Board of Management.

Matt E. Weinschuetz has been promoted by the Sunbelt Corp., Rock Hill, S.C., to president of its Textile Products business.

Phoenix-based Supima has named Marc Lewkowitz executive vice president.


At its 54th Annual Convention and Exposition, the Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Association International (SGIA), Fairfax, Va., named Mike McDaniel chairman of the 2003 Board of Directors. The following officers were elected: Nick Maccaroni, first vice chairman; Kerry Gillespie, second vice chairman; David Van Veldhuizen, third vice chairman; Roger Bowles, associate vice chairman; Larry Kleiboeker, treasurer; and Duke Zimmerman, secretary. Directors representing SGIA’s printer members for three-year terms are William Kujawa, Scott McLean, Michael Mockridge and Ricardo Sunderland. David Eisenbeiss and Norm Wolcott were selected to serve three-year terms as supplier directors.

Motion Industries, Birmingham, Ala., has named Jim Williams corporate director, industrial automation.

Mark Hemphill has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president, national sales, at East Greenville, Pa.-based Knoll Textiles.


WestPoint Stevens Inc., West Point, Ga., has named Linda Del Pozo vice president, Bath Shop/Bath Sourcing. Reporting to Del Pozo are: Jack Ritterman, manager, sourced product, bath; and Margaret C. “Meg” Connolly, product manager, bath sourcing.

The Board of Directors of Ruddick Corp., Charlotte, has elected John P. Derham Cato to fill a vacancy on the board.

The Digital Printing & Imaging Association (DPI), Fairfax, Va., has named Dan Marx to the newly created position of director, communications and service development.


Cary, N.C.-based Cotton Incorporated has promoted Michael D. Watson to vice president, fiber quality research; and Vikki Martin to manager, textile chemistry research. Andrea Samber has been appointed to the newly created position of associate director, retail marketing.

Cognis, Cincinnati, has named Jeff Langley regional business director, process chemicals.

Bill Proksa of Menges Roller Co., Wauconda, Ill., has been promoted to vice president and general manager of operations in Wauconda.


Woolrich, Woolrich, Pa., has appointed Susan Benfield designer, Sweaters, and Home and Outdoor Living. Susan Moshier has assumed the duties of sales manager of the Home and Outdoor Living Division.

Harvey L. Steinberg has joined Midland, Mich.-based AEGIS Environments with responsibility for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registrations and compliance. The company also has named Clayton M. Chargot CFO; and Nathan Smith coordinator, e-sales and e-support. Melissa Hoffman has joined the AEGIS Laboratories, and Michael R. Northrup the Aftercare business segment.

Milwaukee-based Meridian Industries has appointed Jim Laney vice president, textile merchandising.

SI Performance Technology, Ringgold, Ga., a division of SI Corp., has named Keith Beddingfield director, marketing.

Geoff Hollick has been appointed sales manager of England-based Shelton Machines Ltd.

Eddie Bauer Inc., Redmond, Wash, has announced the appointment of S. Ronald Gaston to senior vice president, CFO.

Mott Corp., Farmington, Conn., has named Michael Wilson market manager, gas filtration.

March 2003