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Appointment of President at TFP Inc. & Electro Fiber Technologies LLC

News International-French

27 Mar 2014

Technical Fibre Products, a leading manufacturer of advanced nonwoven materials, announces organisational changes at their USA based operations.

TFP is pleased to announce the appointment of John M. Haaland to the position of President of Technical Fibre Products Inc. (TFP Inc.).

John joined TFP Inc. in 2001 and in his current role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing has held responsibility for the strategic growth and development of sales and business operations in the USA.  John has a chemistry degree from SUNY Oneonta and combines a scientific background with extensive commercial experience, having held product and environmental marketing roles at Ashland Chemical and BOC respectively prior to joining TFP. John brings extensive commercial and leadership experience to the role following 30 years in sales and marketing and 13 years developing relationships with leading companies in TFP’s core markets of aerospace, defence and advanced composites.  John will also serve as President of the US holding company Tech Fibers Inc.

TFP is also delighted to announce that Robert E. Duvall has been appointed to the position of President of Electro Fiber Technologies LLC (EFT), TFP’s fibre coating facility.

Bob has served as the Vice President of Operations at EFT for the past 12 years where he has been responsible for developing and implementing the manufacturing methods for fibre plating operations. Prior to his association with EFT, Bob also held positions as the Chief Technical Officer of Composite Materials LLC, a manufacturer of metal coated fibres, and as Director of Manufacturing for Thermion Systems International. Bob brings a wealth of expertise to the role, having over 30 years experience in the field of metal coated fibres with a particular focus on transferring experimental technologies from the R&D stage into full production.

The organisational changes will be effective from 1st April 2014. John and Bob will both continue to report to Martin Thompson, Chairman of Technical Fibre Products Inc and Electro Fiber Technologies LLC.

About Technical Fibre Products Profile:
Technical Fibre Products is a leading nonwoven manufacturer, offering a broad range of high quality, technically advanced nonwovens which can be customised to meet specific application requirements. This range of nonwovens encompasses, amongst others, carbon, aramid, glass, thermoplastic and metal coated nonwovens, the fibres for the latter being produced in-house at EFT. In addition, TFP’s materials can deliver effective passive fire protection as well as offering solutions for power generation and thermal insulation. TFP have also recently extended their capability to include lamination, enabling TFP to add value through bonding of multi-layer structures, powder addition and compression.