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October 2005

Johnston Textiles Inc., Valley, Ala., has promoted Tommy Cooper to president and CEO.



Blue Fox Enterprises NV L.P.E.M. van den Boom a member of the Supervisory Board. He also will act as chairman of the board.

Allentown, Pa.-based Precision Roll Grinders Inc. has appointed Andy Domres account manager, Pennsylvania.

At its recent summer conference, the Textured Yarn Association of America, Gastonia, N.C., elected Chas Scott , Unifi Inc., president; Tommy George , Spectrum Textured Yarns, first vice president, technical; Ulrik Frodermann , Saurer Inc., second vice president, technical; Daniel McRae , Petree & Stoudt Associates, vice president, membership; Alasdair Carmichael , PCI Fibres & Raw Materials, vice president, publicity, publications and archives; and Jerry Eskew , Day International, vice president, conventions. Elected to the board were Pat Murray , Unifi Inc.; John Edwards , Nan Ya Plastics; Keith Adams , Burlington Worldwide; and Ernie Hundley , Nilit America.

Algo Group Inc., Montreal, has appointed Marc Kakon president and CEO, and a member of its Board of Directors.

Color and Additive Technologies Inc., Dalton, Ga., has named Peter Pförtner manager, technical service.



Nano-Tex LLC, Emeryville, Calif., has named Marilyn Werner vice president of business development with a focus on apparel in the New York area; Nicole Nelson vice president of business development with a focus on intimate apparel and activewear initiatives; and Wendy Riley vice president of business development with a focus on building and leading nationwide home furnishings accounts.

Jones Apparel Group Inc., Bristol, Pa., has named Efthimios Sotos executive vice president - treasurer, strategic and financial planning; Clare Cuthbert president, Accessories Division; and Deborah Gargiulo chief financial officer, Better Apparel Divisions.

Trevira GmbH, Frankfurt, has named Jörg Hellwig managing director.



The Warnaco Group Inc., New York City, has elected Donald L. Seeley to its Board of Directors.

The carpet fiber business of Solutia Inc., St. Louis, has named Mark Bass business director, carpet fibers; Mike Hamlin manager, new product development; Bruce Elliston senior account executive; Joey Barbaree sales representative; and Barry Nicks director, national sales, Wear-Dated®.

Switzerland-based Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc. has appointed Brendan Cummins chief operating officer. Giordano Righini has succeeded Cummins as head of the plastic additives segment, and has been named to the Executive Committee.

Salt Lake City-based Wasatch Computer Technology LLC has named Steven Crosby channel manager; and Dennis Doritty design and applications specialist, sales and marketing. Miranda Luker has been promoted to localization and marketing coordinator.

Tietex International Ltd., Spartanburg, has named Dirk Hagemeijer sales director of Tietex Europe BV.



Propex Fabrics Inc., Austell, Ga., has appointed Edmund A. Stanczak president and CEO, and a member of the board.

Gerber Technology, Tolland, Conn., has named Karen Connolly account executive, PDM products.

The England-based Federation of European Screen Printers Associations has named Chris Smith manager of new projects and member services.



Brian Russell has joined Meese Orbitron Dunne Co., Ashtabula, Ohio, as regional sales manager.

The Woolmark Co., Australia, awarded its Weave Prize to Marie Brisou at Texprint® 2005, held recently in London.

October 2005