ALLTRISTA CORP. — The Indianapolis-based thermoformer and film and sheet manufacturer has named Thomas Clark, president and chief executive officer, to the additional position of chairman. William Peterson, the company's current chairman, is retiring. B.B. BRADLEY CO. INC. — The Painesville, Ohio, protective packaging manufacturer has named John Watson to its sales staff.
DYNA-PLAST INC. — The Minneapolis-based injection molder has named Raymond Schenk president. He had been regional sales manager for Juno Inc. in Plymouth, Minn.
FREE-FLOW PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL INC. — James Blair has joined the Redwood City, Calif.-based protective packaging producer as plant manager of its new 148,000-square-foot plant nearing completion in Hopkinsville, Ky. The plant will produce Cushion-Lite extruded low density polyethylene film and Flo-Pak Cell-O high density PE film. Blair had been vice president of manufacturing and plant manager with Tray-Pak Corp. in Reading, Pa.
GI PLASTEK — The Newburyport, Mass.-based injection and reaction injection molder has named Wes Ryan a project engineer in Marysville, Ohio.
GRAHAM PACKAGING CO. LP — Roger Prevot has been named president and chief operating officer of the York, Pa.-based packaging manufacturer. He succeeds Chief Executive Officer Philip Yates, who had been both CEO and president. Yates will focus on long-term goals, while Prevot will head up day-to-day operations. John Buttermore, vice president of market development for the Food and Beverage business unit, will succeed Prevot as its general manager.
OWENS CORNING — The Toledo, Ohio-based company has named Jean-Francois Santicoli president of its European Building Materials business. His duties include leading the new joint venture for building materials in Europe with Switzerland-based Alcopor Group. Santicoli has been serving as president of the company's Engineered Pipe Systems subsidiary. He will continue to lead that business until a successor is named. He succeeds Carl Hedlund, who had been president of Building Materials International, and now will lead the transition of the European Building Materials business to the joint venture.
REUSABLE PALLET & CONTAINER COALITION — The Washington-based association has named Michael McCartney to its board of directors. McCartney is vice president of marketing for Container and Pallet Services, a San Francisco-based provider of returnable plastic containers, totes and pallets. Founded in 1998, the RPCC is a nonprofit group representing pooled and reusable pallet and container companies in North America.
VENTRA GROUP INC. — The Cambridge, Ontario-based Tier 1 automotive supplier has named Phillip Whisman executive vice president of its Ventra Plastics unit.
Joseph Saggese, chairman, president and chief executive officer of BCP Management Inc., the general partner of Columbus, Ohio-based PVC manufacturer BORDON CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS LP, has announced his retirement. The board expects to elect board member William Carter to serve as chairman and acting president and CEO for the partnership. ... David Clarke has been named vice president of sales for PRODUCTION TUBE CUTTING INC. of Dayton, Ohio. ... Naresh Swaroop has been named vice president of research and development/manufacturing technology for FORT DEARBORN CO. of Niles, Ill., a manufacturer of offset labels. ... CHEMATCH.COM, a Houston-based online chemical trading system, has named President and Chief Executive Officer Carl McCutcheon chairman. Former Chairman John Bohn and co-founder and Executive Vice President Karen Morgan are resigning from their full-time positions, but will continue to work with the company as consultants. Larry McAfee has been named executive vice president and will continue as chief financial officer. Fred Cook has been named senior vice president and general manager for North America, and Michael Ereli has been named vice president of information technology. ... Kingsport, Tenn.-based EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO. has named Buddy Bounds director of its durables and medical businesses. ... The Plastics Division of Pittsburgh-based BAYER CORP. has named George Paleos manager for the medical, water bottle, and food contact industries. He succeeds Doug Powell, who now heads a Bayer research unit. ... Cleveland's FERRO CORP. has named Brenda Hollo business development manager for Polymer Additives.