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May/June 2008

Polymer Group Inc., Charlotte, has promoted Robert J. Kocourek to CFO.

Thermore® S.p.A., Milan, has named Patrizio Siniscalchi managing director.
NanoHorizons Inc., State College, Pa., has promoted Dr. Daniel Hayes to president and CEO.

Valdese Weavers LLC, Valdese, N.C., has announced the following promotions: L. Snyder Garrison, CFO and chief administrative officer; Carson O. Copeland, COO; Blake E. Millinor, president, Contract Division; Zachary D. Taylor, senior vice president, sales and marketing; and Anita B. Huffman, vice president/controller. Executive Vice President Joseph P. Feege will shift his focus to sales activities across all company brands.

Garrison (left) and Copeland

The Germany-based Trützschler Group has expanded its management team with the appointments of Dr. Dirk Burger and Andreas Ebenhoeh as managing directors.

Culp Inc., High Point, N.C., has promoted Teresa Huffman to vice president of human resources.

The Board of Directors of Propex Inc., Chattanooga, Tenn., has appointed Woody McGee interim president and CEO, succeeding Joseph F. Dana, who has retired.

Techmer PM, Rancho Dominguez, Calif., has promoted David Turner to general manager, Fiber Division. Turner will be based in Dalton, Ga.

Adhesives Research Inc., Glen Rock, Pa., has named Justin D. Adley sales representative, Southeast US territory, and Timothy J. Salzman sales representative, Midwest US territory, for the company’s Splicing business unit.

Korea-based Hyosung Corp. has promoted Ria Stern to global marketing and brand director.

Oxford Industries Inc., Atlanta, has appointed Terry R. Pillow CEO, Tommy Bahama Group, effective June 1, 2008.

F. Schumacher & Co., New York City, has named Robert Coleman vice president of sales, Schumacher Division.

The Federation of European Screen Printing Associations (FESPA), England, has appointed Adhiwatra Chanapokakul Asia-Pacific ambassador.


Fiberweb™ Inc., Old Hickory, Tenn., has promoted Roger Berg to senior sales manager, Biobarrier® Division.

Seattle-based Schoeller Textil USA Inc. has named Shannon Walton public relations and marketing director.

The Board of Government of the N ational Textile Association, Boston, has elected Steve Trastelis, Microfibres Inc., a director.

Crown Crafts Inc., Gonzales, La., has named Christine Chen to manage the company’s new Foreign Representative Office in Shanghai.

VF Corp., Greensboro, N.C., has promoted Scott Baxter to president, Imagewear coalition.

Best Glove, Menlo, Ga., has appointed Jay C. Hickel manager, Central Region sales team.

Ahlstrom Corp., Finland, has promoted Risto Anttonen to CEO and restructured the duties of its corporate executive team as follows:  Diego Borello, senior vice president, innovation and technology, also is responsible for corporate purchasing; Laura Raitio, senior vice president, marketing, also is responsible for the company’s entire sales network and human resources; Gustav Adlercreutz, senior vice president, administration, general counsel, also is responsible for business development; and Tommi Björnman, senior vice president, Glass Nonwovens, also is responsible for Ahlstrom’s performance excellence program.

Domino Printing Sciences Plc, England, has named Carl Traynor vice president of marketing, North America.


Pointcarré USA, New York City, has named Robert Neville South East account manager; and Leslie Terzian-Markoff support specialist, San Francisco area.

Ronald Comer has joined PrimaLoft, a part of Albany, N.Y.-based Albany International Corp., as director of international sales, Yarn Division.

May/June 2008