AET FILMS — The New Castle, Del., manufacturer of oriented polypropylene film has named Eric Kusche and Rick Douglass account supervisors for the Northeast. AET Films is a division of Applied Extrusion Technologies Inc.
CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — Mississauga, Ontario-based CPIA has named Cathy Cirko to the newly created position of director general of the Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC). CPIA also named Mimi Nadiesta Singh to the newly created position of director of Environmental Health and Safety.
PROSYN POLYANE SA — Frederic Sevenster succeeds Pierre Vilatte as general manager of the Paris-based polyethylene film extruder. Polyane produces film for agriculture, horticulture, construction and industrial packaging.
FORMEX MANUFACTURING INC. — The Lawrenceville, Ga., maker of twin-sheet thermoformed products has named Brian Steinocher engineering manager for the custom thermoforming division. He had been with Allied Plastics.
GENCORP INC. — The Fairlawn, Ohio-based manufacturer has named Michael Hicks to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer. He has served in this role in an acting capacity since February 12.
JUSTRITE MANUFACTURING CO. — Richard Alsager has been named president of the Des Plaines, Ill.-based safety products manufacturer.
O'SULLIVAN CORP. — John Morgan has been named a research scientist for the Winchester, Va.-based flexible vinyl and olefin sheeting manufacturer.
OWENS-ILLINOIS INC. — Thomas Coyle has been elected a vice president of the Toledo, Ohio, packaging firm. He will continue to serve as manager of its Owens-Brockway Prescription Products unit.
SHERWIN WILLIAMS AUTOMOTIVE FINISHES CORP. — The Troy, Mich.-based firm has named Tricia Young Tier 1 automotive account executive and William Ramsey automotive OEM technical service manager.
THERMAL INDUSTRIES INC. — The Pittsburgh extruder and maker of outdoor PVC products has named Angela Kiniry marketing and public relations coordinator.
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC. — The North Kingstown, R.I., film manufacturer has named Cristie Schirra a senior sales representative for the company's Torayfan line of oriented polypropylene and polyester film products.
TRANSILWRAP CO. INC. — Arianne Heller has been named a representative for new business development at the Chicago-based sheet and film manufacturer and converter.
WADDINGTON NORTH AMERICA INC. — The Covington, Ky.-based manufacturer of disposable cups and dinnerware has named Jennifer Maitre director of sales for the eastern region.
Philadelphia-based chemicals manufacturer ELF ATOCHEM NORTH AMERICA INC. has named Richard Rowe president of performance polymers. ... Peter Rowley, chairman of engineering polymer manufacturer VICTREX PLC of Thornton Cleveleys, England, has retired. He is succeeded by Peter Warry, who had been a director of United Kingdom utility British Energy plc. ... DSM NV, the Heerlen, Netherlands-based chemicals and materials producer, has announced several top appointments linked with the April division of its DSM Resins business group into three separate units. Jos Schneiders was named director of DSM Industrial Resins & Compounds, John Prooi was named director of Manufacturing Excellence and Bernard Van Schaik was named director of DSM Coating Resins. ... Shrewsbury, N.J.-based WELLMAN INC. has named Richard Aldrich a sales representative for the West Coast for its Engineered Resins Division. ... Perstorp, Sweden-based chemicals and flooring group PERSTORP AB has named Urban Janson chairman. He will replace Gosta Wiking, who did not seek re-election. Frederick Arp, president of Swedish packaging group PLM AB, also was named to the board of directors. ... Shelbyville, Tenn.-based injection molding equipment manufacturer FISA CORP. has named Richard O'Connell a sales engineer. ... MAAC MACHINERY CORP., a thermoforming machinery maker in Itasca, Ill., has named Jan Lisowski a sales engineer.