ARKAY PLASTICS ALABAMA INC. — Danny Brown has joined the Prattville, Ala., automotive parts supplier as an electrical engineer, Joe McCrackin was named production supervisor, Rex Friend was promoted to interim quality assurance manager and Michael Crow is now customer service representative. CREATIVE PACKAGING CORP. -Carl J. Podlasek was named director of sales and marketing for the Buffalo Grove, Ill., manufacturer of custom enclosures.
KEY PLASTICS — Christian Coumans was named vice president of international operations for the Novi, Mich., injection molder of automotive components.
LUMELITE PLASTICS CORP. — The Pawling, N.Y., injection molder named Jonathan Fincke director of business development.
MANCHESTER PLASTICS — Tony D'Alessandro was promoted to general manager of the Troy, Mich.-based auto products company's Homer Division.
MONARCH MANUFACTURING INC. — Patrick Keating was named quality assurance manager at the Belcamp, Md., maker of plastic parts for the automotive, electronic and appliance industries.
SPARTECH CORP. — John Kennedy and Alan Teague were named to the board of directors of the St. Louis-based extruder and compounder. Teague replaces Rodney Sellers, who retired.
CANADA COLORS AND CHEMICALS LTD. in Don Mills, Ontario, appointed Bernard West president and chief operating officer, succeeding Ron Raphael, who is retiring after 44 years with the company. West was chairman of RhÃ´ne-Poulenc Canada Inc. and president of RhÃ´ne-Poulenc Specialty Chemicals; he also is chairman of the Canadian Chemical Producers Association. ... Graduate student Thomas Schuman of CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY in Cleveland won first prize in a Society of Professional Engineers poster competition for a display that analyzed a process to enhance polyethylene properties.