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AMS PLASTICS INC. — James Watson was appointed president and Harry Tice vice president of operations at the El Cajon, Calif., custom injection molder.

B&B MOLDERS LLC — Robert Sassaman has been appointed new product engineer at the Mishawaka, Ind., custom injection molder. The company named Brian Hunter quality assurance manager.

CADILLAC PLASTIC AND CHEMICAL CO. — The Troy, Mich.-based fabricator and manufacturer of engineered plastic shapes promoted Michael Moss to engineering products specialist for Texas territories. Michael Johnson has been named director of the firm's inside sales call centers.

CALNETICS CORP. — Trygve Thoresen has joined the Chatsworth, Calif., manufacturer of sheet, tubing and molded parts in the newly created positions of vice president-finance and general counsel.

FLEXAUST CO. INC. — Scott Dixon was named manager of the Southeast region for the Warsaw, Ind., manufacturer of hose and duct, replacing Frederick Radcliffe III, who was named manager, new-product market.

LINPAC PLASTICS LTD. — The subsidiary of Linpac Group Ltd., a paper, metal and plastics packaging company in Louth, England, has appointed Tony Heap as a director. He heads Linpac's plastics operations in North and South America. Heap formerly was general manager of Linpac Plastics' EPS foam container plant at Featherstone, England.

OWENS CORNING — John B. Jenks, vice president of composites for the Toledo, Ohio, company, received a distinguished service award from the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. of Washington.

PERFECSEAL INC. — Alan McClure was appointed president and chief executive officer of the Philadelphia medical packaging maker. Gene Seashore was named executive vice president and general manager of Perfecseal North America.

POLYMER ALLIANCE ZONE — Tom Linder has been named executive director of West Virginia's government/industry alliance based in Charleston, to recruit plastics manufacturers to the state.

PREMIX INC.— Kevin Casey has been named sales and marketing manager of the Custom Molding Group of Premix, a North Kingsville, Ohio-based compounder and molder. Warren Owens was promoted to vice president of the molding compound group.

PRIMEX PLASTICS CORP. — The Richmond, Ind., sheet producer has named Paul Bertsch chairman of the board. Tony Lisauskas succeeds Bertsch as president.

REUNION INDUSTRIES INC. —The Stamford, Conn., manufacturer of plastic products has named W.R. Clerihue to its board of directors.

SOLVAY AUTOMOTIVE INC. — Richard Weckerle was named senior engineering account manager of manifold development at the Troy, Mich., blow molder and fuel system supplier.

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New officers and directors at the Ardentown, Del., AMERICAN POLYOLEFIN ASSOCIATION include Barry Strauss, chairman of the board; Terry Evans, vice chairman; Thomas Buck Jr., secretary; and Henry Jordan II, treasurer. ... Custom compounder BAY RESINS of Millington, Md., named Richard Voteau Jr. operations director. ... BRAMPTON ENGINEERING LTD. appointed D.W. Boivin to the board of directors of the Brampton, Ontario-based manufacturer of film-making equipment. ... JOHN BROWN PLASTICS MACHINERY named Brian Kearney district sales manager for Illinois, Wisconsin and the St. Louis area for the Epco remanufacturing division in Fremont, Ohio. ... D&S PLASTICS INTERNATIONAL of Auburn Hills, Mich., has named Chuck Saito market development manager-Far East original equipment manufacturers, and Eric Short account representative. ... Effective April 1, James Lewis will be vice president and general manager of Kingsport, Tenn.-based EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO.'s container plastics business, replacing Allan Rothwell, who has been appointed vice president of corporate strategy and business development. Phillip Rakita business manager for industrial specialties. ... New officers at the Frankfurt, Germany-based EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS for three-year terms are Wolfgang von Schroeter, president; Peter Neumann, vice president; and Bernd Knörr, secretary general. ... Compounder FIBERITE INC. in Macomb, Mich., named J. Michael Grubb automotive market manager. ... John Ortman joins York, Pa., machinery supplier GRAHAM ENGINEERING CORP. as accumulator head product line manager. ... The HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PACKAGING COUNCIL in Washington named the following to 1997/1998 terms: Ed Hancock, chairman; Daniel Gerner, vice chairman; Michael Tubridy, treasurer; and Robert Case, Stephanie Floros, Sandra Luciano and David Sciubba, directors. ... HOLOMETRIX INC., a Bedford, Mass., materials testing equipment and instrument manufacturer, named Richard Mannello vice president and general manager. ... KOBELCO STEWART BOLLING INC. of Hudson, Ohio, has named Scott Colson capital equipment sales representative. ... Cincinnati polyethylene producer MILLENNIUM PETROCHEMICALS INC. named Robert Murphy manager, export sales; Kerry Williams vice president, research and development; and Jeffrey Hemmer director of engineering and licensing.