BPI PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES INC. — Hanspeter Schulz has resigned as president and a director of the North Dighton, Mass., maker of high density polyethylene films and bags. Schulz, who left to pursue personal interests, will be a consultant for the firm. James Koehlinger, chief financial officer and treasurer, is serving as acting chief operating officer. CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — The Mississauga, Ontario-based group has named Martin Vines national section specialist for plastics, a newly created position.
GASKA TAPE INC. — The Elkhart, Ind., manufacturer of foam and tape has named Len Avery director of sales and marketing.
JARRETT INDUSTRIES — The Owings Mills, Md., packaging and design firm has named Todd Crandell a sales associate.
MANCHESTER PLASTICS CO. INC. — Janice Pravorne has been named a regional sales manager for the Ontario, Calif., manufacturer of acrylic, polycarbonate and polystyrene sheet products.
PACTIV CORP. — James Morris has been named vice president and general manager of Protective and Flexible Packaging for the Lake Forest, Ill., company. He replaces Paul Griswold, who left to become president and chief operating officer of Paxar Corp. Morris had been vice president of Operations and Engineering and general manager of Consumer Products. John Schwab, vice president and general manager of North American Protective Packaging, will assume the expanded role of vice president and general manager of Consumer Products. Pete Lazaredes takes on an expanded role as vice president and general manager of the Foodservice, Supermarket and Institutional Packaging business group, adding manufacturing, engineering and logistics to his responsibilities for sales and marketing.
SAINT-GOBAIN CORP. — Valley Forge, Pa.-based SGC has named J. Michael Hagan a director. Hagan had served as Furon Co. chairman and chief executive officer until SGC acquired Furon in 1999. SGC is the holding company for the U.S. and Canadian-based businesses of Cie. de Saint-Gobain, which makes building materials, glass containers, insulation, piping, ceramics and reinforcements.
SPRI — At its annual conference held in St. Petersburg, Fla., the trade group, which represents sheet membrane and component suppliers to the commercial roofing industry, elected its officers and directors for 2000. Siplast Inc.'s Ken Wolford was named president, and Olympic Fasteners' Stan Choiniere takes on the role of president-elect. Both Wolford and Choiniere have seats on SPRI's board of directors. Don Levinsohn of SFS Stadler was elected vice president and a director for a one-year term. Joe Stassi of Johns Manville Roofing Systems Division was elected secretary/treasurer. Three other members were named directors. Serving two-year terms are John Hickman from W.P. Hickman Co. and Katharine Uglow from Situra Inc. Serving a one-year term is Tom Littleton from Tru-Fast Corp.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. of Midland, Mich., has named President and CEO William Stavropoulos chairman of the board. He replaces Frank Popoff, who will retire Nov. 1. The company also named David Kepler vice president of electronic business and commerce. ... Harold Buff has been named a sales engineer for rubber and plastic extrusion systems for NFM/WELDING ENGINEERS in Massillon, Ohio. ... AUTOJECTORS INC. of Avilla, Ind., has named Brian Kearney Midwest sales manager for the Indigo line of horizontal injection molding equipment. He will be based in Streamwood, Ill. ... AUTOROLL PRINT TECHNOLOGIES of Middleton, Mass., has named Ronnie Riggs president and chief executive officer. ... FERRO CORP. has named Dale Kramer worldwide business director for its appliance materials business, a unit of the Cleveland-based company's Industrial Coatings group. ... Material supplier REICHHOLD INC. of Durham, N.C., has named Gary Krall senior vice president, North America, and Rick Holcombe senior vice president, finance. Grant Reed, currently senior vice president, North America, will resign March 31. ... TOPWAVE INDUSTRIES LTD. of Marietta, Ga., has named Stephen Caldwell president and chief operating officer. Former company President Sauli Tormala becomes chief executive officer and chairman. Milan Simic becomes managing director of subsidiary Topwave Europe SA in Luxembourg, and Cheryl Hayek, sales director for Topwave International Inc., will oversee operations in North America from Englishtown, N.J. Topwave Industries supplies measuring and test equipment to the plastic container industry. ... ASHLAND DISTRIBUTION CO. a supplier of chemicals, plastics and fiber reinforcements in Dublin, Ohio, has named Thomas Fannon director of electronic commerce for North America.