BROOKDALE PLASTICS — Jeremy Rentola joined the Plymouth, Minn.-based company specializing in custom thermoforming, contract packaging and assembly as a machine operator.
CASS POLYMERS INC. — William R. Cleary Jr. was named vice president and sales manager of the Oklahoma City-based holding company for Adtech Plastic Systems Corp., Tool Chemical Co. Inc. and Milamar Coatings and Adhesives. Cleary joins Cass Polymers with an industry background including time spent at Ciba Specialty Chemicals.
FORWARD TECHNOLOGY — The Minneapolis manufacturer of standard and custom plastic assembly equipment, leak-testing systems and precision cleaning equipment for various industries named Steve Spratt vice president of sales for the plastic assembly division. Other appointments include Peter Hebert, vice president of marketing, customer service and inside sales support, and Patrick Sanchez, quality manager of ISO 9001 certification.
GREIF BROS. CORP. — Maureen Conley was named vice president of new business development for the Delaware, Ohio, packaging firm. Conley's focus areas include strategic planning, e-business /e-commerce, marketing and developing alliances with customers, suppliers and other business partners.
HOPKINS MANUFACTURING CORP. — The Emporia, Kan., maker of niche products for the automotive aftermarket, named J. Kirby Aiken senior vice president of sales and marketing and David Schumacher vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Hopkins is part of Harbour Group.
KERR GROUP INC. — The Lancaster, Pa., provider of specialty plastic closure products named Thomas Ryan vice president of corporate quality management. Ryan most recently served as director of quality assurance with Consolidated Container Co.
PW EAGLE INC. — The Minneapolis extruder of PVC pipe and polyethylene pipe and tubing products announced James Rash will retire as president Feb. 28. Larry Fleming, the current senior vice president of sales and marketing, will take over as president.
U.S. PLASTIC LUMBER CORP. — The Boca Raton, Fla., manufacturer of plastic lumber, packaging and other products has named Robin Jacobs vice president of marketing for U.S. Plastic Lumber Ltd., USPL's plastics division located in Chicago. Jacobs was most recently with Georgia-Pacific Corp.
WALTEC PLASTICS — The Midland, Ontario, custom injection molder named Paul Goyette vice president of sales and marketing and Gord Bennett engineering manager.
Richard Averette, president of Precision Southeast of Myrtle Beach, S.C., recently received the SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC.'s SPI Southern Region Distinguished Service Award for dedication to the promotion of the industry in the South. ... CONCORD BUSINESS SYSTEMS INC., an Atlanta company specializing in business management solutions for flexible packaging and other roll-based manufacturing companies, named Gina Padgett marketing manager. ... Tim Scheib was named corporate vice president and global leadership team member in charge of the process management office for WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., a St. Louis-headquartered provider of thermal solutions including industrial heaters, sensors, controllers, software and systems. ... POLYONE CORP., the international polymer services company headquartered in Cleveland, named Thomas Bolger general manager of the new packaging business based in Avon Lake, Ohio. ... Michael Gerboth was named project manager in the Painesville, Ohio, sales staff for B.B. BRADLEY CO. INC., a Painesville-based manufacturer of protective packaging. ... COCHRAN, COCHRAN & YALE LLC, a Rochester, N.Y., executive and technical search firm, established subsidiary Sanow & Associates to accommodate recruiter Bob Sanow's North American clients and candidates. ... Calvin Decker was named executive recruiter for PROFESSIONS INC., a Cincinnati-based national search and recruiting firm. ... Laurie Kusek was named director of communications for AMERICAN PLASTICS COUNCIL, the Arlington, Va.-based national trade association for resin producers. ... HARRIS WASTE MANAGEMENT GROUP INC., a Peachtree City, Ga., designer and manufacturer of scrap processing, recycling and waste-handling equipment, named Javier Herrera director of business development and technology. ... John Bielby was named president of the North American operations of BONAR CORP., a West Chicago, Ill., equipment manufacturer and distributor. ... STACKTECK SYSTEMS INC., a Rexdale, Ontario, umbrella company and marketing organization for a group of injection mold designers and manufacturers, named Neil Smith central region sales manager. ... Bill Ewald was named president of the new Carolinas Chapter of the AMERICAN MOLD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION, a Medinah, Ill., trade organization that addresses specific needs of mold shops. ... GRETAG-MACBETH HOLDING AG, a Regensdorf, Switzerland-headquartered supplier of color control and management tools, named Thomas J. Vacchiano Jr. president and chief executive officer. ... Brian Kozak was named midwest regional manager for the plastic additives business of OMG Americas, a unit of OM GROUP INC., a Cleveland supplier of specialty vinyl heat stabilizers.