MANCHESTER PLASTICS CO. INC. — Andrew Werner has been named vice president of sales and marketing for the Ontario, Calif.-based company's new facility in Ontario. Manchester Plastics extrudes acrylic, polycarbonate and polystyrene sheet for lighting, architectural and industrial markets. OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC. — Kevin McMullen has been named president and chief operating officer of the Fairlawn, Ohio-based company. McMullen had been president of the Decorative & Building Products business. McMullen will be succeeded by Kevin Byrne, who was named president of Decorative Products in Fairlawn, and Jon Apgar, who was named president of Building Products in Maumee, Ohio. Byrne, who also was named a vice president of the company, had been vice president and managing director of its Global Commercial Wallcovering business in Hemel Hempstead, England. Apgar had been vice president of Building Systems and Graphic Arts & Industrial Films in Maumee.
TUBE COUNCIL OF NORTH AMERICA — The New York-based trade association for manufacturers of laminate, metal and plastic squeeze tubes has named officers for the 2000-01 term. Russ Cisek, director of sales at Tubed Products Inc. in Easthampton, Mass., has been named president. David Stirling, general manager of Amcor Plastube North America in Burlington, Ontario, and Douglas Stewart, vice president of sales and marketing at Montebello Packaging in Oak Park, Ill., both have been named vice presidents.
OAKLEY DIE & MOLD CO., the Mason, Ohio-based manufacturer of injection molds, has named Ernie Petrinowitsch chief executive officer, Harry Petrinowitsch president and Mike Wiegele vice president. ... CHEMATCH.COM, the Houston-based real-time e-commerce exchange for bulk commodity chemicals, plastics and fuel products, has named John Sharum vice president and general manager, international; and Bob Lee vice president, Europe. Sharum is based in San Ramon, Calif., and Lee in Manchester, England. ... CHEMCONNECT INC., the San Francisco-based electronic exchange for chemicals and plastics, has named Paul Hodges vice president, Europe. The company has launched its Asian operations, opening its Singapore headquarters with John Lukes as vice president, Asia. ... CIT GROUP/EQUIPMENT FINANCING has named Donal Ratigan president of the National Industrial Equipment Financing Division in Atlanta. ... JLM MARKETING INC., a chemicals manufacturer and distributor in Tampa, Fla., has named Jeffrey Ulbrich director of engineered resins. ... Specialty chemicals manufacturer ROHM AND HAAS CO. has named Frank Oliveri North American region business manager for the company's Plastics Additives business. Humberto Goldoni has been named senior market manager for the building and construction segment of the Plastics Additives business. ... Gary Weiler has been named technical service manager for POLYMER TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES LLC, a Nashville, Tenn.-based resin distributor. ... THERMOFORMER PARTS SUPPLIER INC., the Beaverton, Mich.-based supplier of thermoformer parts, has named Brad Moore director of marketing. ... JOMAR CORP., the Pleasantville, N.J.-based manufacturer of blow molding machinery, has named John Fortenbach manager of extrusion blow molding machinery. ... Evansville, Ind.-based DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC. has named Roeland Polet vice president of marketing and sales. ... Custom compounder POLYMER RESOURCES LTD. of Stamford, Conn., has named Kevin Sheehan product development manager. ... CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC., a West Paterson, N.J.-based specialty chemicals manufacturer, has named Carolyn Reilly business director for Polymer Additives. ... ASHLAND SPECIALTY CHEMICAL CO. of Dublin, Ohio, has named Michael Swartzlander director of business development, David Armstrong vice president of planning and development and Michael Portland vice president and general manager of its new Service Business division.