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January 2004

Jeff Walker, Koch Industries Inc., Wichita, Kan., has been named to become chairman and CEO of INVISTA™ Inc., Wilmington, Del., upon completion of the acquisition from DuPont of Invista by Koch subsidiaries. Steve McCracken will remain Invista president, and also has been named COO. The following people will serve on Invista’s Board of Directors: Charles Koch, chairman and CEO, Koch; Joe Moeller, president and COO, Koch; Bill Caffey, executive vice president, Koch; Rich Fink, executive vice president, Koch; Steve Feilmeier, CFO, Koch; and John Pittenger, senior vice president, Koch. George Gregory, currently president and CEO of Koch subsidiary KoSa BV, Houston, will serve as Invista’s senior vice president.

Lisa N. Baker has been named technical sales representative for Atkins & Pearce Inc., Covington, Ky.


Malaysia-based eWarna has named Jeff Leclercq vice president, OEM sales and marketing; and Raymond Hewins vice president, specifier sales and marketing.

The Association for Automatic Identification and Data Capture Technologies (AIM), Warrendale, Pa., has appointed Tom Miller chairman of the Board of Directors, AIM Inc.; and Dan Mullen president, AIM Global.

Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn., has appointed Barry Jackowitz director, aftermarket sales, Americas.


Oxford Industries Inc., Atlanta, has appointed Michael J. Setola president; and has promoted J. Reese Lanier Jr. to vice president, treasurer, and K. Scott Grassmyer to vice president, controller.

The European Disposables and Nonwovens Association, Brussels, recently appointed Rolf Altdorf, Ph.D., chairman.

Fire-Dex Inc., Medina, Ohio, has appointed John Karban plant manager, and named Heidi Sweeney to the position of marketing/inside sales.

Dan Amsden has joined the Automation Alliance Group, West Chester, Pa., as president.

St. Louis-based FKI Logistex® has appointed George Reyher account manager, Alvey Systems business unit. The company also has named Richard Lanpheare regional sales manager, Northeast; and Daniel VanHooser regional sales manager, Midwest, White Systems business unit.

Ondeo Nalco Co., Naperville, Ill., has appointed William H. Joyce, Ph.D., chairman and CEO; and Bradley J. Bell executive vice president and CFO.

PlymKraft Inc., Newport News, Va., has appointed Jerry B. McGinnis COO.


Kellwood Co., St. Louis, has made the following appointments: Robert C. Skinner Jr., president and COO; W. Lee Capps III, executive vice president, finance; Stephen L. Ruzow, executive vice president; Larry Burak, COO, Koret; and Harold S. Brooks, president and CEO, Koret. Brooks succeeds Fred Smeyne, who has retired.

Thomas J. Leahy has been named vice president, fabric, Waverly Lifestyle Group, a division of New York City-based F. Schumacher & Co.

Vieldhouse Machinery Co. Inc., St. Peters, Pa., has named Frank Gundrum to its sales and customer satisfaction team.


At its 104th semiannual conference, the Talbott, Tenn.-based Association of Textile Industrial Engineers honored William Michael "Mickey" Olsen, Coats North America, with its Director's Award.

Pittsburgh-based Chromalox Inc. has appointed Patrick Bartling vice president, operations, North America.

Jameel Ahmad has been named head of apparel marketing and sales at Veltex Corp., City of Industry, Calif.

Fred Fontaine has joined Mahlo America, Spartanburg, as director, North American sales and marketing, Web Process Solutions Division.

Omnova Solutions Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio, has elected David J. D'Antoni to its Board of Directors.

January 2004