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RICHMOND, VA.—Mark P. Bulriss was named president of AlliedSignal Inc.'s $2 billion worldwide polymers businesses Jan. 6.

At the same time, AlliedSignal said Rob Gillette joined the company as the new vice president for plastics. He will report to Bulriss. AlliedSignal's plastics business is one of six business units in AlliedSignal Polymers.

Bulriss, 45, joined AlliedSignal in 1993 from GE Plastics, where he spent 17 years.

His last position with GE Plastics was worldwide general manager for Cycolac ABS resins. Prior to that he was global general manager of crystalline resins.

At AlliedSignal, Bulriss most recently was president of the company's $700 million Electronic Materials business unit. That business' headquarters are in LaCrosse, Wis. He had responsibilities for AlliedSignal Laminates, Advanced Microelectronic Materials and Electron Vision.

AlliedSignal Polymers is based in Richmond.

Bulriss succeeds Paul Norris, who has been named president of Specialty Chemicals for AlliedSignal.

Norris will be responsible for a business unit with more than $2 billion in annual sales, including nearly $1 billion in sales from UOP, a joint venture with Union Carbide Corp. of Danbury, Conn., which claims to be the largest licensing organization in the world. AlliedSignal's Specialty Chemicals business is located in Morris Township, N.J.

Gillette, formerly of GE Plastics, was named to a spot vacated by Michael Apperson in early August.

Kevin Byrne, director of sales and marketing for the Americas for AlliedSignal, filled the position in the interim.

Gillette's office will be in Morris Township.