Michael W. Apperson has joined American Fibers and Yarns as president and chief executive officer, replacing Frank Andrusko. He has held various leadership positions with DuPont, Allied Signal and most recently with Kidde Safety where he was president and CEO.

Frank Andrusko will continue with the company in the role of advisor to the president and will be responsible for special projects. Frank commented, "My emphasis will be to develop new opportunities AFY has that will significantly enhance our growth."

Mike commented, "I'm excited to join the AFY team and to help continue its tradition of providing quality products and solutions to its customer base. Our focus will be to grow the business and continue the drive to establish AFY as a leading filament yarn supplier."