OptiTex Ltd., Israel, has appointed Ziv Leshem vice president, Marketing & Business Development; and Ofer Asif vice president, Asia & Emerging Markets.
Cooley Group, Pawtucket, R.I., has promoted Deb Bedrosian to director of human resources and social responsibility.
Thrace-LINQ Inc., Summerville, S.C., has named Dennis St. Louis director, sales and marketing.
ChromaScape Inc., Twinsburg, Ohio, has named Paul Waidzunas general manager, Solution Dispersions® brand.
Joseph Naranjo, Los Angeles Trade Technical Institute, has received a Future Entrepreneur scholarship, sponsored by Tukatech Inc., Los Angeles.
Tom Gildred, CEO of Emerald Textiles, San Diego, has received Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year® award.
PurThread Technologies Inc., Durham, N.C., has named Stephen Foss chief technology officer; Stanley D. Chamberlain chief scientific officer; and Michael Weldon senior director of sales.
topcut-bullmer GmbH, Germany, has appointed Wolfgang Shih general manager and Jochen Cramer sales manager; and has appointed Anton Stahl a member of the Board of Directors, New Jack group, effective January 2013.
UL Responsible Sourcing, Los Angeles, has named Dennis Cohen vice president and general manager.
Kent Adhesive Products Co. (KAPCO), Kent, Ohio, has named Joyce McCauley plant manager.
The Bremen Cotton Exchange, Germany, has elected Fritz Grobien, Albrecht, Müller-Pearse & Co. Trade GmbH & Co. KG, president; and Ernst Grimmelt, Velener Textil GmbH, vice president.