AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION — The Schaumburg, Ill.-based group has named Dennis Kelly chairman of the board for 2000. He will continue to serve as president of the association's Architectural Products Group. AAMA also has named Richard Walker executive vice president. Walker joined the association in 1996 as technical director and later was named director of the southeast region. Jim Blakely, vice president of the architectural division of Certified Testing Laboratories in Orlando, Fla., takes over as interim director of the southeast region. BORAX POLYMER ADDITIVES GROUP — The former Flame Retardant Group, a Valencia, Calif.-based marketer of borate-based flame- and smoke-suppressing products, has named Keith Sperring global business manager.
CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — The Mississauga, Ontario-based trade group has named Duncan Cross executive director for its Atlantic region.
COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP. — Hans-Jochen Braun has been named senior vice president of European operations for the Troy, Mich.-based automotive supplier. He had been vice president of operations for Magna Exterior Systems Europe. Jean-Pierre Reynders has been named director of quality, Europe. He had held the same position for Johnson Controls International. Frank Preston has been named president for the North American Automotive Interior Systems division, and Steve Jeske has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing of that division. Reed White, president of the Dura Convertible Systems division, will assume additional responsibility for the company's consolidated Mexican operations.
TEXTRON FASTENING SYSTEMS — Dominick Schiano has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Troy, Mich.-based group, part of Textron Inc. in Providence, R.I.
CAPITOL TEMPTROL INC., a Centerbrook, Conn.-based supplier of temperature-control products, has named Bob Montgomery to manage its new West Coast office in Alameda, Calif. ... VENTURE COATING TECHNOLOGIES INC. of Janesville. Wis., has named Thomas Pidgeon vice president of sales. ... Auxiliary equipment supplier PYRAMID SOLUTIONS INC. a Troy, Mich., provider of computer-aided-design systems, has named Lauren Miller controller, Mark Duane corporate sales manager and Gregory Dimit business manager of its Manufacturing Systems Group. ... KRONES INC., a Franklin, Wis., manufacturer of packaging and bottling systems, has named Rob Hoskins, Gary Burnside and Pat Carroll regional sales managers. Hoskins covers Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois; Burnside covers Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia; and Carroll covers Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and parts of New York and Pennsylvania. ... M.A. HANNA CO. of Cleveland has named William Mallindine maquiladora industry manager for its M.A. Hanna Resin Distribution and Hanna de Mexico businesses. ... EXTRUSION DIES INC. of Chippewa Falls, Wis., has expanded the responsibilities of sales engineer Alberto Rincon to include Mexico, Central America, South America and Spain. ... Compounding equipment supplier KRUPP WERNER & PFLEIDERER CORP. of Ramsey, N.J., has named Eberhard Dieterich manager of business unit No. 2, for the engineering thermoplastics, general compounding and masterbatch markets. Daniel Mielcarek has been appointed manager of business unit No. 4, which includes process equipment for chemical reaction powder coatings and toners. ... MAXSON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY CO., a Westerly, R.I., manufacturer of rotary cutters and sheet-handling systems for the converting industry, has named Ronald Bryant engineering manager. ... Eric Kniager recently opened a FORTUNE PERSONNEL CONSULTANTS office in Stratford, Conn., to recruit plastics industry professionals.