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January/February 2012

Germany-based Messe Frankfurt GmbH has appointed John P. Gallagher president and CEO of Messe Frankfurt Inc., Atlanta.

Calhoun, Ga.-based Mohawk Industries Inc. has appointed Brian Carson president, Mohawk Flooring business unit; John "J.T." Turner Jr. president, Dal-Tile business unit; and Jeff Meadows senior vice president of sales, Home Centers and Aligned Groups.


The Arlington, Va.-based American Apparel & Footwear Association has promoted Susan Lapetina to vice president, industry relations.

Germany-based Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG has named Rainer Mestermann CEO.


The German Engineering Federation (VDMA) Garment and Leather Technology Association has elected the following to its 2012 Board of Directors: Dietrich Eickhoff, Dürkopp Adler AG; Alexander Mesdaghi, Ferd. Schmetz GmbH; and Joachim Richter, Pfaff Industriesysteme und Maschinen AG.

Duncan, S.C.-based Erhardt + Leimer Inc. has named Al Wright Textile Sales division manager.

New York City-based Anvil Knitwear Inc. has named Doug LeRoy vice president of retail sales.

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF), Roseville, Minn., has awarded scholarships to the following students: IFF Student Scholarship — Vinitkumar Singh, Texas Tech University, and Morgan Bennett, Auburn University; Industrial Fabrics Association International Membership Scholarship — Maggie Will, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Architect Student Scholarship - Simon Chiu, University of Southern California; Fabric Graphics Association Membership Scholarship — Noah Thompson, University of North Florida; and Tent Rental Division Membership Scholarship — Becca Barth, Bowling Green State University; Marine Fabricators Association Member Scholarship — Larissa LeClair, Towson University.

Paris-based Lectra has appointed Jean-Patrice Gros director, Middle East and North Africa.

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market has named Margaret Mussman, University of Cincinnati, winner of Project OR.

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based X-Rite Inc. has appointed Vic Stalem senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Shirley, Mass.-based Bemis Associates Inc. has appointed Tom Mendl director of marketing, apparel and footwear.

New York City-based F. Schumacher & Co. has named Maria E. Parasugo vice president, merchandising.

The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, has named Steven Frumkin dean of the Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology.


Santa Monica, Calif.-based Hologenix LLC has appointed Alexander Foyle managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Propex Operating Co. LLC, Chattanooga, Tenn., has named Robert F. Dahl II vice president sales - specialty products.

Greenville-based Safety Components Fabric Technologies Inc. has named Jamie Martin to handle sales and market development, WeatherMax®.

Aurora, Ill.-based Bernina of America has appointed Paul Ashworth president.

The Northern India Textile Mills Association has elected K K Agarwal, Alps Industries Ltd., president; Sharad Jaipuria, Ginni International Ltd., senior vice president; and H.S. Cheema, Cheema Spintex Ltd., as vice president.

January/February 2012