C&H PACKAGING CO. INC. — Benjamin Feinn was named vice president of operations at the Merrill, Wis., flexible packaging converter. He had been operations manager at American National Can in St. Louis Park, Minn.
ESSEX PLASTICS INC. — John Rose was named senior process engineer at the oriented film and bag producer. He will be based out of the firm's Pompano Beach, Fla., manufacturing and headquarters facility.
FORT JAMES CORP. — Daniel McCarty was named president of the Deerfield, Ill., company's North American Commercial Products business. He had been president of Fort James' Dixie business. McCarty succeeds Timothy Reilly, who is leaving to pursue other interests. Bill Schultz, formerly vice president of Dixie's Retail Table Top category, becomes executive vice president of Fort James' Dixie division. Francis Florido assumes the expanded role of president for the North American Consumer business. Fort James manufactures plastic and paper consumer products and packaging.
CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES DIVISION, the Easton, Md., color and additive concentrate supplier, named Walter Purtschert senior vice president for the Asia-Pacific region. Clariant also named Tony Newell global marketing manager. ... Engineered composite materials manufacturer TACONIC, of Petersburgh, N.Y., named Jim O'Keefe vice president and general manager of the company's Industrial Products Division, North America. ... Martin Beebe, retired director of technology for injection molder ALLMAND INDUSTRIES INC. in Livonia, Mich., died December 9. Beebe's career at Allmand spanned from 1977-1995. ... Philadelphia-based materials supplier ROHM AND HAAS CO. has elected Rajiv Gupta and J. Michael Fitzpatrick to its board of directors. Gupta also assumes the title vice chairman. He will become chairman and chief executive officer later this year when J. Lawrence Wilson retires. Fitzpatrick was named president and chief operating officer. He succeeds John Mulroney, who retired Dec. 31. The firm also announced the promotion of several executives to the new position of senior vice president: Basil Vassiliou, Bradley Bell, Patrick Colau, Nance Dicciani and Charles Tatum. ... Toronto's TRADESCO MOLD LTD., an injection mold designer and manufacturer, named Fernando Segovia vice president of sales and marketing. ... Joseph Murray, vice president of corporate plans for Wilmington, Del.-based DUPONT retired Dec. 31 after 36 years of service. J. Erik Fyrwald, global marketing director of Engineering Polymers, succeeds him. ... UNION CARBIDE CORP. named R. Duane Dickson vice president and general manager of its Industrial Performance Chemicals business, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Gordon Mounts, who is retiring after 40 years with the company. ... Materials-handling system provider MOTAN INC. of Plainwell, Mich., named Dan O'Donnell national sales manager. ... CADILLAC PLASTIC, a Troy, Mich., shapes distributor, named Nick Darin controller ... SUDPACK USA, the Appleton, Wis., joint venture between Duralam Inc. and Sudpack Holding GmbH Erlenmoos named Patricia Schneider national sales and marketing manager. The company markets high-barrier, coextruded forming film and sheet for thermoforming, vacuum forming and modified atmosphere packaging applications. ... A. SCHULMAN INC., the Fairlawn, Ohio, supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, has named Alain Adam vice president of International Automotive Operations. Larry Kushkin, executive vice president of International Automotive Operations, is leaving the company for health reasons. ... Specialty plastics compounder FOSTER CORP. of Dayville, Conn., has named Carl Hlatky regional sales manager for the West Coast. ... Mark Bell has been named vice president of worldwide sales for KNOWLEDGE REVOLUTION, a mechanical engineering software firm in San Mateo, Calif. ... John Peppercorn, president of CHEVRON CHEMICAL CO. LLC and a corporation vice president, will retire at the end of January. Darry Callahan, Chevron Chemical Co. senior vice president, will succeed him as company president. Callahan also is expected to be elected vice president of the corporation at the January board meeting. ... Plastics simulation software provider MOLDFLOW CORP. has named Roger Brooks to its board of directors. Brooks is president and chief executive officer of Intelligent Controls Inc., an electronic measurement systems manufatcurer for the petroleum industry. ... Pittsburgh-based engineering resins supplier BAYER CORP. announced that G. Thomas Harrick, senior vice president of polyurethanes, will retire April 1.