CAPTIVE PLASTICS INC. — The Piscataway, N.J., packaging manufacturer named Rolland Strasser vice president of technical services. He had been director of engineering and quality assurance for closure maker Weatherchem Corp. of Twinsburg, Ohio. Frank Gardner of Phillipsburg, N.J., was named manufacturing director, branch plants.
CINTAS TECHNOLOGIES INC. — Alvin Berke was named chief executive officer of the Chula Vista, Calif., sales and marketing arm of Cintas products, and its sister company, audio tape manufacturer CintasVAC.
COMPLAST INC. — The Bloomington, Minn., profile extruder named Mike Ryan national accounts director.
ENDOT INDUSTRIES INC. — The Rockaway, N.J., polyethylene pipe and tubing extruder named Jennifer Marin president of the company. She had been vice president of operations since 1995.
FURON CO. — Arthur Branstine was named vice president of fluid-handling products for the Laguna Niguel, Calif., maker of medical and aircraft products, and wire and cable jacketing.
HOME PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL INC.—The Chicago housewares firm named Stephen Brian president and chief operating officer. He had been president and chief executive officer of Seymour Housewares Corp., which was acquired by Home Products in December. Robert Holz was named senior vice president of international sales, a new position.
KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST OF AMERICA INC. — The Gordonsville, Va., sheet extruder promoted Michael Tubridy to vice president of sales and marketing. He had been director of sales and marketing. The firm also named Shawn Somerday plant manager of the Klockner Barrier Films unit.
LEAR DONNELLY OVERHEAD SYSTEMS LLC — The Novi, Mich., automotive supplier named Richard Perreault president and chief executive officer. He had been director of mergers and acquisitions for Lear Corp. Timothy O'Keefe was named vice president of finance and chief financial officer. He had been director of finance in Lear's Chrysler division. Also named vice presidents were Mark Litke (engineering) and Edwin Allen (sales and marketing). Lear Donnelly is a 50-50 joint venture between Southfield, Mich.-based Lear Corp. and Holland, Mich.-based Donnelly Corp.
TRANSILWRAP CO. INC. — Tom Leiding was named national sales manager of the Chicago-based sheet and film maker and converter. He had been Midwest sales manager.
U.S. PLASTIC LUMBER CORP. — The Boca Raton, Fla., recycler and maker of recycled plastic lumber named Michael Schmidt chief financial officer and treasurer. At the firm's U.S. Plastic Lumber Ltd. unit, Michael Lupo was named president and F. John Long was named vice president of sales and marketing.
UT AUTOMOTIVE — The Dearborn, Mich., supplier of electrical, electronic and interior trim systems named Tony Brown vice president of purchasing and logistics. He had been executive director of purchasing and logistics for wiring systems.
Paul Hamm was named director of the DSM ELASTOMERS business group. He succeeds Rob de Visser, who left the company. ... Tom Helming was named sales director for Latin American for BATTENFELD GLOUCESTER ENGINEERING CO. INC., a Gloucester, Mass., manufacturer of plastics extrusion and converting machinery. He retains his position as product sales manager for film converting machinery. ... The Estane thermoplastic polyurethane division of BFGOODRICH SPECIALTY PLASTICS named Mark Schmidt national sales and marketing account executive. ... Charles Bennett was named chief executive officer of Kansas City, Mo.-based COOK COMPOSITES AND POLYMERS CO., a producer of polyester gel coats, unsaturated polyester and coating resins. Bennett had been president of Polymer Products Inc. ... M.A. HANNA CO., a Cleveland specialty chemicals company, named Jeffrey Gwinnell vice president of strategy and business development. ... Brampton, Ontario-based BRAMPTON ENGINEERING INC. promoted Jim Waslowski to customer resources manager from area sales manager for Canada, southern Europe and the Middle East. ... White Plains, N.Y.-based FRP SERVICES & CO. (AMERICA) INC., a trading firm specializing in fiber-reinforced plastics, promoted . ... LG INTERNATIONAL (AMERICA) INC., an Englewood Cliffs, N.J., distributor of injection molding machines, named Martin Van Overbeek western regional sales manager in Moreno Valley, Calif., for its GoldStar division. ... PVC maker and compounder GEON CO. of Avon Lake, Ohio, named Dennis Cocco vice president of corporate and investor affairs.