BRUNSWICK TECHNOLOGIES INC. - Martin Grimnes, president and chief executive officer of the Brunswick, Maine, reinforced fabric supplier, was named entrepreneur of the year by the Maine Finance Authority.
CAPTIVE PLASTICS INC. - Thomas Bohrer was named a director of the Piscataway, N.J., blow molder. He currently is chairman of the board of Shell Polypropylene Co., and is a former group president for Hoechst Celanese Corp. and former president and chief operating officer of Specialty Products Inc.
BFGOODRICH CO. - Waldo Semon was honored by the Commerce Department's Patent and Trademark Office with the first American Innovator Award. Semon is a retired Goodrich engineer and a member of the Inventors Hall of Fame.
CENTURY MOLD CO. INC. - James Gaffney was named engineering director for the Rochester, N.Y., injection molder.
JAMES RIVER CORP. - Miles Marsh was named president and chief executive officer of the Richmond, Va., maker of plastic and paper consumer products.
GEMEX - Grupo Embotellador de Mexico SA de CV in Mexico City named senior PepsiCo Inc. executive Steve Lawrence president and chief operating officer, after its venture deal with Pepsi-Cola International. He was senior vice president for Pepsi-Cola, Europe, and former president and chief executive officer of Pepsi-Cola International, Spain.
FREUDENBERG-NOK - The Plymouth, Mich., automotive supplier named Thomas Houtteman account general manager responsible for the firm's Ford account. Thomas Ralston was named to head the General Motors account.
LDM TECHNOLOGIES INC.- George Opie was named vice president of product engineering and development for the Troy, Mich.-based supplier to the automotive industry.
RUBBERMAID INC. - Hugh Easterbrook was elected vice president, International Business Development, for the Wooster, Ohio-based housewares maker.
UFE INC. - Lelan Jamison was named general manager of the Stillwater, Minn., company's injection molding business.
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Resin distributor PRIME ALLIANCE of Des Moines, Iowa, named six new members to its sales and sales management staff: Charlie Holmans, manager of the Southwest region; Joe Crawford, manager for the north Midwest region; and account managers Bill Best, Chad Hake, John Knapp and Jim McVicar. ... Morristown, N.J.-based ALLIEDSIGNAL INC.'s Performance Additives division named Christopher Cox Gulf Coast account executive. ... HULS AMERICA INC. of Somerset, N.J., named Robert Lance vice president, mobile operations. ... Larry McConnell was named sales manager for the North American region for plastics additives at Philadelphia-based ROHM AND HAAS CO.