AB PLASTICS CORP. - The 27-press Gardena, Calif., injection molder named Jawed Ghias vice president of production, and John Macauley sales manager. Both came from Industrial Molding Corp. of Rancho Domin-guez, Calif., where they held similar positions.
CHRIS CRAFT INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS INC. - P. Scott Bening was named general manager for the Gary, Ind.-based water-soluble film maker's Mono-Sol Division.
CONNOR CORP.-Ronald Mason was named vice president, operations, for the Fort Wayne, Ind., injection molder and mold maker.
CROWN CORK & SEAL CO. INC. -William Howard, formerly senior vice president-operations, international division, has been named senior vice president, corporate operations for the Phila-delphia packaging products company. E.C. Norris Roberts was appointed vice president-corporate administration.
EX-TECH PLASTICS INC. - Walter Gately was named product line manager of the Richmond, Ill., company's static-dissipative, recycled vinyl sheet products.
FLEXAUST CO. INC. - Steven Davis was named sales representative, South-Central region, for the Warsaw, Ind., maker of flexible hose and ducting products.
GRUPO CELA-NESE SA - Thomas Mohr was named general manager of the Monterrey, Mexico, petrochemicals, fibers and plastics packaging subsidiary of German group Hoechst AG. Formerly Hoechst's general manager for Central America/Caribbean in Guatemala, Mohr succeeds Edward Mu¤oz, who was promoted to president of the pigments division of the Hoechst group in Frankfurt, Germany.
IPL INC. - Jean-Yves Bacle, vice president of marketing and sales, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Quebec injection and extrusion molding firm.
LAMSON & SESSIONS - Norman Sutterer was appointed a corporate vice president at the Cleve-land manufacturer of thermoplastic conduit and pipe, wiring devices and accessories. He will continue to serve as vice president of Carlon Telecom Systems, a Lamson & Sessions unit.
NYLOK FASTENER CORP. - George Moreland was named manufacturing manager for the Rockville Centre, N.Y., firm's manufacturing center in Carson, Calif.
OCCIDENTAL CHEMICAL CORP. -William Carroll Jr. was named vice president, chloro-vinyl is-sues, for the Dallas-based company. Fredric Sacks was named sales director for the vinyl business. He previously served as marketing director. Martin White, formerly general manager-Chile, was appointed director of marketing. Michael Hassett is now general manager-Chile.
PACKERWARE - Bruce Sims was named president of the Lawrence, Kan., manufacturer of souvenir cups, stackable mugs and other products for the retail housewares and lawn and garden markets. He had been vice president of sales and marketing.
PREFERRED PLASTIC SHEET - Richard Buckingham was named sales manager for the eastern region for the Greenville, Ohio, maker of custom extruded sheet.
RISDON CORP. - Rick Schofield, vice president and group executive of the Naugatuck, Conn., firm's Selective Color Cosmetic Group, was promoted to senior vice president and group executive. Risdon is a unit of Carnaud-Metalbox.
RUBBERMAID INC. - Leavitt Ahrens was named senior vice president, international, for the Wooster, Ohio, housewares firm. He previously served as president, Asia-Pacific for VF Corp.
SINCLAIR & RUSH INC. - Eric Kirkman was named vice president, manufacturing, dip molding, for the company's new operation in Arnold, Mo.
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO. - Peter Browning was named president and chief operating officer of the Hartsville, S.C., consumer packaging maker. The position had been vacant since the 1994 retirement of Russell King.
STYLETTE - Richard Martz was named president of the Oakdale, Pa., consumer products maker. He succeeds Charles Goetz, who retired after more than 40 years with the company.
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES AUTOMOTIVE - Ed Northern was named vice president and general manager of the Dearborn, Mich.-based company's interiors business unit.
ULTRA PAC INC. - The Minnea-polis food packaging maker announced that Dennis Hogan, vice president of operations, has left the company as a result of ``slower-than-anticipated growth, combined with recent challenges in manufacturing and other areas.'' He joined the company in 1994 as operations director.
VICTOR TUBE CORP. - Steve Ericsen was named Northeast sales manager for the Harrison-burg, Va., maker of plastic and aluminum squeeze tubes.
n*William Downey was named chief financial officer of ZOLTEK COS. INC., a St. Louis manufacturer of carbon fiber. He was vice president of finance and product management for SiBond LLC in St. Peters, Mo. ... James Clark, senior sales representative for Colorite Polymers Co. of Ridgefield, N.J., was named the 1996 president of the SALES ASSOCIATION OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY. ... Robert Egbers, Arco Chemical Co.'s manager of automotive sales, received the Forrest R. McFarland Award from the SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS at its 1996 Congress and Exposition in Detroit. ... James Rennie is now architectural/overhead glazing Lexan specialist for Troy, Mich.-based CADILLAC PLAS-TIC's East Coast Florida territories. He had been an inside/outside sales associate at the Tampa, Fla., office of Faulkner Plastics, a Cadillac subsidiary. ... Joel Brei-trick was named sales and marketing manager for CMD CORP., an Appleton, Wis., manufacturer of high speed plastic film converting equipment. ... Darryl Williams was named senior vice president, technology, effective May 1, for EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO., succeeding James Giggey, who will retire from the Kingsport, Tenn., chemical manufacturer.