Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center at
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., has named
Gloria Goodson office manager; and
Rob Byron manager, Staple Nonwovens Laboratory.
BYK-Gardner USA, Columbia, Md., has named Jay Kunick regional sales manager for Michigan and northern Indiana.
Optimer Performance Fibers Inc., Wilmington, Del., has appointed Lee Thompson East Coast business development manager.
Ticona, the technical polymers business of Celanese AG, Germany, has named Michael Oberste-Wilms European sales director and Anthony O'Driscoll Americas sales director. Gregor Bommel has assumed global responsibility for the Topas® COC business line.
Fred Daniell has been appointed president of Fortron Industries, Wilmington, N.C.
During the recent Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) International Conference & Exhibition, AATCC bestowed the Harold C. Chapin Award on Norma M. Keyes, the Olney Medal on Harold S. Freeman, and the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention on Leonard S. Singer and Roger Bacon.
Nano-Tex LLC, Emeryville, Calif., has named Kim Houchens, Ph.D., chief technology officer, and Mark Brutten senior vice president, marketing.
Tandematic, Spartanburg, has appointed Lucy Hooper vice president, marketing.
DyStar Textilfarben GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG, Germany, has named the following people to its new International Executive Committee: Clemens Willée, Ph.D., CEO; Helmut Raulwing, CFO; Mathias Lütgendorf, Ph.D., COO; and Alan Cunningham, chief marketing officer. The committee's region heads are: Uwe Mrotzeck, Ph.D., Americas; Burkhard Straube, Europe; and Peter Zinser, Asia.
Avondale Mills Inc., Monroe, Ga., has promoted Keith M. Hull to president and COO; John G. Hudson Jr. to president, marketing and sales, Avondale Apparel Fabrics; and Dale Aaron to vice president, quality assurance, Apparel Fabrics. T. Wayne Spraggins has been appointed executive vice president, Manufacturing Services.
Paul Colleran has been named vice president, sales and marketing, of New York City-based Belding Hausman Inc.
Woonsocket, R.I.-based Bouckaert Industrial Textiles Inc. has appointed Mark Heller materials manager.
Randall L. Byrd has joined Auburn, Maine-based Formed Fiber Technologies Inc. as COO.
Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., has appointed Jaime Flores Cornejo director, Mexico City, global product marketing.
Konstantin Goranov, Ph.D., has joined Foss Manufacturing Co., Hampton, N.H., as director of fiber research.
Shipping and logistics services provider GAC Group, United Arab Emirates, has appointed Jan Farnelid group vice president, human resources, Dubai; Paul Haegeman, managing director, India; and Neale Proctor, general manager, Andhika GAC, Indonesia. Peter Orange has been named regional manager, logistics, Middle East, of GAC Logistics.
Fleissner GmbH, Germany, has named Jürgen Heller, Ph.D., technical managing director.
Burlington, N.C.-based Carolina Finishing of NC LLC has named Rhonda Perry plant manager.
SML Maschinengesellschaft mbH, Austria, has appointed Karl Stöger managing director.
The Cotton Board, Memphis, Tenn., has named Tom Eubank director of administration.
The Richfield, Minn.-based American Filtration & Separation Society has appointed Suzanne Sower executive manager.