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March 2005

Glen Rock, Pa.-based Adhesives Research Inc. has promoted Greg Andrews to market manager of the splicing business unit’s Web processing group.



SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, Switzerland, has appointed Martin Toti head of after-sales service; and Carlo Naegeli area sales manager, Germany, Portugal and Spain.

Kellwood Co., St. Louis, has named Pat Burns CEO of Gerber Childrenswear and president of Kellwood Intimate Apparel.



Ametek Specialty Metal Products, Eighty Four, Pa., has appointed Chad Burkholder manager, quality assurance.

Malden Mills Industries Inc., Lawrence, Mass., has named Edward Schade chief financial officer, and Jonathan Adelman executive vice president, global sales.

Spirax Sarco Inc., Blythewood, S.C., has named Roger W. Barnes vice president, marketing and technology. The company has promoted Patrick A. Tillisch to vice president, sales; and Richard S. Gavlin to vice president, energy services.

Montreal-based Consoltex Inc. has appointed Christopher Gibbs manager, marketing.



Greenwood, S.C.-based Greenwood Mills has promoted James C. Self III to president; and named Gary W. Coleman a director of the company.

Lorenzo Cucchetto has joined Italy-based Promatech S.p.A. as general manager.

Omnova Solutions Inc., Fairlawn, Ohio, has named James J. Hohman president, Performance Chemicals.

Oxford Industries Inc., Atlanta, has appointed Michael Miller president, Oxford Slacks.

England-based Keronite Ltd. has appointed Lars Olrik CEO.



Carolina Belting Co., Taylors, S.C., has named Robert “Bob” Hammersla president.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based Fiber Society has appointed Kay Obendorf, Ph.D. , Cornell University, president; and Phil Gibson , US Army Soldier Systems Center, vice president. The society appointed to its Governing Council Kyung-Ju Choi, Ph.D. , AAF International; Mike Ellison, Ph.D. , Clemson University; You-Lo Hsieh, Ph.D. , University of California-Davis; Thomas Godfrey, Ph.D. , US Army Soldier Systems Center; Gajanan Bhat, Ph.D. , University of Tennessee; and H. Young Chung, Ph.D. , Donaldson Co. Inc.

Spain-based Gumatex S.L. has appointed Eduard Gisbert general manager.



Cary, N.C.-based Cotton Incorporated has appointed Janet O’Regan manager, nonwovens product marketing.

US Secretary of Agriculture Ann M. Veneman has appointed Van Murphy , Robert Robbins and Willie German Jr. to three-year terms on the Memphis, Tenn.-based Cotton Board. Helena Gadison , Mark Hansen , Robert Miller , Yvonne Anderson , James Danahy , Mathew Gluckson , Arlene Eastwood , Theodore Sattler , Jackie Burris , Debra Barrett and Jeffery Posey were named alternate members.

The Textile Museum, Washington, has named Daniel Walker director.

The Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists has elected Robert K. “Bob” Lattie , SDL Atlas, president.



At its recent annual meeting, the National Cotton Council (NCC), Memphis, Tenn., elected Woods Eastland chairman. The council presented the 2005 Harry S. Baker Distinguished Service Award for Cotton to Charles Stenholm , and honored the late James E. “Jim” Echols with the 2005 Oscar Johnston Lifetime Achievement Award. Cotton Council International, the export promotions unit of NCC, recently elected Gary W. Taylor president.

March 2005