COMPOSITES INSTITUTE — The New York-based unit of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. named Jeff Martin chairman of the International Composites Expo '99, scheduled for May 10-13 in Cincinnati. Martin is president of Martin Pultrusions Group, a supplier of pultrusion equipment, tooling, materials and technology.
FIELDING MANUFACTURING — Bertrand Blais was named vice president of finance and administration at the Cranston, R.I., custom injection molder.
FORMTECH ENTERPRISES INC. — Jeffrey Peck was named president of the Stow, Ohio, extruder of plastic profiles.
PENN FIBRE & SPECIALTY CO. INC. — The Fort Washington, Pa., sheet manufacturer and distributor named Colleen McAndrews territory manager in the sales department. She had been a sales representative for Cadillac Plastic and Chemical Co.
PLASTICS INSTITUTE OF AMERICA INC. — The nonprofit educational research association for the plastics industry elected officers who will serve on its board of trustees for the next term: Angelo Firenze, president and chief executive officer of Adaptive Instruments Inc., was named chair. He succeeds John Hull, president of Hull Corp. Jay Gardiner, of Gardiner Plastics Inc., was named chair-elect; Michael Gigliotti, of MGA Inc., secretary; and Paul Stahlberg, of Ohio Valley Plastics, treasurer.
QDC PLASTIC CONTAINER CO. — George Tomasso was named sales manager for the Lansing, Mich.-based single-serve container maker.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS — The Brookfield, Conn.-based trade group named retired Shell Oil Co. research scientist Geoff Holden the 1998 recipient of its Outstanding Achievement Award. Holden was chosen for his role in research that led to the discovery of styrenic block copolymers.
UNITED SHIELDS CORP. — Jeffrey Pakrosnis was named vice president and chief financial officer of the Cincinnati-based holding company that targets the plastic manufacturing and food and beverage packaging industries.
Kenneth Golder was named president and chief executive officer of specialty chemicals manufacturer CLARIANT CORP. of Charlotte, N.C. He succeeds Ken Brewton, who retired June 30. ... Engineering resins supplier BAYER CORP. of Pittsburgh named Gary Wallace vice president and industry head of automotive for its Polymers Division. ... Leonard Slott was named president and chief operating officer of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based VI-CHEM COLOR, a pigment dispersions producer. Slott will continue to serve as vice president and general manager of Vi-Chem Corp. ... Mario Concha was named vice president of chemicals and resins of GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORP., an Atlanta maker and distributor of building products. ... Raw materials supplier RIBELIN SALES INC. of Garland, Texas, named Jan Nalow sales and marketing administrator. ... David Schwartz was named vice president of petrochemicals for the CATALYST GROUP, a consulting firm in Spring House, Pa. ... Plastics recycler PLASTIC REVOLUTIONS INC. named Chris Dickson manager of its Reidsville, N.C., plant. ... Plastics simulation software maker MOLDFLOW CORP. named Philip Roberts director of Western operations; David Lear, director of customer services; and Dawn Rogers, director of marketing communications. ... Roanoke, Va.-based ACADIA POLYMERS' Business Machines Operation named Wyron Bobis senior development engineer and Brian Cusimano marketing manager. The firm specializes in the formulation, compounding and manufacture of elastomerics used in business machine components. ... Len Bacon and Sydney Rust joined to form a new marketing team at IPI INTERNATIONAL INC., a supplier of liquid polyurethane foam systems in Elkton, Md. Both have been with the firm for almost 20 years. ... TOSHIBA MACHINE CO. AMERICA of Elk Grove Village, Ill., named Mitsunori Otsu president. ... Edgefield, S.C.-based MARTIN COLOR-FI INC., a polyester fiber and pellet producer, named Stephen Zagorski executive vice president and operational officer. ... LNP ENGINEERING PLASTICS of Exton, Pa., named Jack Roth human resources manager. ... Thermoplastic resins compounder M.A. HANNA ENGINEEERED MATERIALS of Cleveland named William MacIver manager of new business development. ... Gary Elliott, vice president of marketing and sales for GEORGIA GULF CORP.'s Commodity Chemicals Group, is taking early retirement. He is succeeded by Thomas Swanson, who had been vice president of supply and corporate development. ... Lachine, Quebec-based METAPLAST LTD., a supplier of downstream extrusion equipment, named Jeff Rouse regional sales manager for the southeastern and south central United States, and Rich Vester sales manager for the northeastern and north central regions.