AUTOLIV INC. — The Stockholm, Sweden-based automotive safety systems firm announced its chief financial officer and vice president of finance, Hans Biorck, is leaving the company to join Skanska AB, also of Stockholm, in a similar position.
B.B. BRADLEY CO. — The Painesville, Ohio, maker of protective packaging named Les Dawson to its engineering department.
CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES INC. — Michele Cruz was named quality control manager and graphic arts director for the Rocky Mount, N.C.-based manufacturer of industrial printed polyethylene bags and film.
CASCADE ENGINEERING INC. — Jennifer Fischer was named strategic planning director for the Grand Rapids, Mich., injection molder for the automotive, furniture and container industries.
CFC EUROPE — David Paul was named managing director of the Goppingen, Germany, division of film converter CFC International Inc. of Chicago Heights, Ill.
CIRCLE PLASTICS PRODUCTS INC. — The Circleville, Ohio-based custom molder reports that co-founder Maurice Burkhart, 87, died Nov. 30. Burkhart was a long-time member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and the Plastics Pioneers of America.
COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP. — The Troy, Mich., manufacturer of automotive floor and acoustic systems and supplier of automotive fabric, interior trim and convertible top systems promoted Franz Hoffer to director of purchasing for North American plastics, accessory mats and acoustics operations.
CRANE PLASTICS SIDING LLC — James Ziminski joined the Columbus, Ohio-based manufacturer of vinyl siding and accessories as vice president of sales and marketing. Ziminski had been national sales manager for Wolverine Siding Systems, a subsidiary of CertainTeed Corp.
DAY'S MOLDING LLC — Steve Abernathy was named president of the Constantine, Mich., operating division of SciTech Plastics Group LLC. Abernathy had been chairman and chief executive officer of C.O. Tools Inc. of Elkhart, Ind. His predecessor as Day's Molding's president, James Sertic, was named director of bio-absorbable polymers for Kansas City, Mo.-based SciTech.
GREIF BROS. CORP. — Kenneth Kutcher was named chief financial officer and secretary of the Delaware, Ohio-based manufacturer of industrial containers. Prior to joining Grief, Kutcher was chief financial officer of Celanese Chemicals.
MACK MOLDING CO. — The Arlington, Vt.-based designer, prototyper and molder named Paul Drain manager of its Cavendish, Vt., molding and manufacturing facility, and George Van Delinder manufacturing manager of the molding department at Mack's Arlington headquarters.
MENASHA MATERIAL HANDLING CORP. — The Oconomowoc, Wis.-based packaging manufacturer named Jeff Siemers vice president of finance and Wanderlei Passerella general manager of Orbis do Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
PLASTIC PACKAGING CORP. — The Springfield, Mass., injection molder of food containers appointed Fred Weiss chairman and chief executive officer, Susan Weiss president and Joe Escobar vice president of finance and administration.
RENOSOL CORP. — The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based manufacturer of polyurethane systems and molded automotive products, materials-handling systems and rotational molded polyethylene products reorganized top management by naming Douglas Peck chairman, Warren Wright vice chairman and Larry Adkisson president. In addition, Randy Smith was named manager of Renosol's plant in Farwell, Mich.
REXAM PLC — The London-based consumer packaging group named Francis Labbe executive director of its plastics packaging businesses. He was executive vice president for food, aerosols and speciality packaging at Paris-based CarnaudMetalbox.
TOPCRAFT PRECISION MOLDERS INC. — The Warminster, Pa.-based custom injection molder named Paul Gandolfo president.
Rudi Weekers was appointed chief operating officer of LMS INTERNATIONAL, a Leuven, Belgium-based software maker. ... EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO., a Kingsport, Tenn.-based manufacturer of chemicals, fibers and plastics, appointed Thomas Meredith, managing director of Dell Ventures, to its e-business board of advisers. ... Leominster, Mass.-based ALPHAGARY CORP. named Charles Glew technical market consultant, wire and cable, for the manufacturer of specialty compounds. ... POLYSTYRENE PACKAGING COUNCIL, an Arlington, Va.-based business unit of the American Plastics Council and national trade association representing PS resin suppliers and product manufacturers, elected new officers to its board of directors: Gerry Finn, president; Jim Lammers, vice president; Elizabeth Cunningham, secretary; and Kevin McQuade, treasurer. ... Mike O'Neil was named director of customer support for the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region for EUROTHERM GAUGING SYSTEMS INC., a Billerica, Mass., supplier of measurement and control systems for film, sheet and coating processes. ... CONOCO CARBON FIBERS, a Houston manufacturer of carbon fiber for industrial, consumer and high-tech applications, hired Thomas Moccia as sector manager. ... AUTOJECTORS INC., an Avilla, Ind., maker of vertical-clamp insert and injection molding machines, named T. Wade Wetzel southern regional sales manager. ... Regensdorf, Switzerland-based GRETAGMACBETH LLC, a supplier of color-control software and instruments, named Robert McMahan vice president of research and development. He will head the firm's new research and product development center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. ... Technical polymers producer TICONA GMBH of Frankfurt, Germany, named Stefan Sommer chief operating officer. ... Willy Raymaekers was named chairman of SPECIALITY POLYMERS ANTWERP NV, a 50-50 polyethylene and ethylene copolymers joint venture in Zwijndrecht, Belgium, launched by Borealis A/S and DuPont.