AET FILMS — The New Castle, Del., manufacturer of oriented polypropylene films has named P. Terce Henriquez director of sales for North America. Terry Baker succeeds him as director of sales for Label Films. Baker had been director of sales for Asia Pacific and business director of Overwrap/ Tobacco Films. AET Films is a division of Applied Extrusion Technologies Inc.
CAMBRIDGE INDUSTRIES INC. — The Madison Heights, Mich., automotive supplier has named Bal Dubey to the newly created position of executive vice president of technology. Dubey had been manager of materials engineering at the Toyota Technical Center.
CCL CONTAINER — James Cooper was named vice president of sales and marketing for the firm's tube division in Harrisonburg, Va. He had been vice president of sales and marketing for Tubed Products Inc.
CNC CONTAINERS CORP. — The Tumwater, Wash.-based manufacturer of PET bottles and preforms has named Matt Franz vice president of operations. He had been plant manager for CNC's Tumwater facility and now will oversee operations at all four of the company's manufacturing facilities.
COLLINS & AIKMAN PLASTICS INC. — Ragui Ghali was named director of advanced engineering for the Troy, Mich.-based automotive supplier. He had been president of Uthane Industries Ltd. The firm also named Stuart Holtshouser sales manager for General Motors advanced purchasing and Jeffrey Horton sales manager for international transplants and Tier 1.
COMPOSITES FABRICATORS ASSOCIATION — The Arlington, Va.-based trade group presented Robert Morrison with its first lifetime achievement award on Oct. 23, during Composites '98 in San Antonio. CFA developed the award to honor those who have significantly advanced the cause of the composites industry. Morrison founded Molded Fiber Glass Cos. in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1948. He is known for his dedication to such projects as the first directed fiber preform machine and the fiberglass body of the Chevrolet Corvette.
CONTRACT PACKAGING ASSOCIATION — Richard Cayer, vice president of Industrial Packaging Supply in Worcester, Mass., has been elected president of the Contract Packaging Association in Herndon, Va. He succeeds Kenneth Beck, vice president of Mahwah, N.J.-based Acupac Packaging
FOAMEX INTERNATIONAL INC. — Valerie Hupchick was named marketing coordinator of the Linwood, Pa., firm's Foam Products unit.
LEAR CORP. — Robert Rossiter was named president and chief operating officer and James Vandenberghe was named vice chairman of the Southfield, Mich., automotive supplier. Rossiter had been president and chief operating officer of international operations and Vandenberghe had been president and chief operating officer of North American operations.
MANCHESTER PLASTICS CO. INC. — The Chatsworth, Calif., unit of Summa Industries has named Richard Kroll vice president of operations. Manchester extrudes polycarbonate, acrylic and polystyrene sheet products.
P.H. TECH INC. — The Quebec-based designer and extruder of PVC window and patio door systems named Michael Celmer vice president of sales and marketing for the United States. He had been a regional sales manager for nine years.
SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS — The Dearborn, Mich., professional society inducted Milacron Plastics Technologies Group Vice President Harold Faig into its College of Fellows. Faig received this honor with 22 other inductees during a November ceremony in Houston. Nominated by industry and SME peers, fellows are chosen for outstanding contributions in manufacturing. Faig was recognized for his 31-year career with Milacron's Plastics Technologies Group.
TENNECO INC. — The board of directors of the Greenwich, Conn., packaging manufacturer and automotive supplier has elected Chief Operating Officer Paul Stecko president of the corporation and a member of the board.
UFP TECHNOLOGIES INC. — The Georgetown, Mass., manufacturer of packaging and specialty foam and plastic products elected Michael Ross to its board of directors. Ross previously ran international operations for Body Shop International PLC.
UNIPLAST FILMS INC. — The Orilla, Ontario, film manufacturer named David Douse president of Canadian operations and Gary Penna president of U.S. operations.
ALLIEDSIGNAL INC. of Morristown, N.J., has named Gary Cappeline president of AlliedSignal Specialty Chemicals. He will become a member of the firm's Corporate Executive Council and, pending the board of directors' approval, an officer of the company. ... Paul Norris was named president and chief executive officer of specialty chemical company GRACE DAVISON of Baltimore. He will assume the title of chairman in early 1999, following the retirement of current chairman, Albert Costello. ... EXXON CORP. has named Daniel Sanders president of Exxon Chemical Co. and a vice president of the corporation effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Ray Nesbitt who is retiring after 43 years of service. ... Pittsburgh's BAYER CORP. named Richard Baxendell president of its Deerfield Urethane Inc. subsidiary, a manufacturer of thermoplastic polyurethane film and sheet. He succeeds Maurice Courtney, who served as president from 1992 until his recent death from cancer. ... KOBELCO STEWART BOLLING INC., the Hudson, Ohio, equipment manufacturer, has named Hisashi Sugiyama president. ... TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC. of North Kingstown, R.I., named Ella Torian-Martin account executive for thick film sales of the firm's Lumirror polyester product line. Toray's PEF Division, a supplier of cross-linked polyolefin foam, named Jeff Lippy automotive market manager. ... KEMIRA PIGMENTS INC. of Savannah, Ga., named Jack DiFeo director of sales for North America. ... Frank Logan III has resigned from his positions as chairman and chief executive officer of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based NEMATRON CORP. to pursue other interests. Nematron designs and manufactures PC-based industrial automation products. ... DYNISCO HOTRUNNERS (NORTH AMERICA) of Gloucester, Mass., has named William Hume vice president of marketing for new technologies.