KRONES INC. — The Franklin, Wis., manufacturer of integrated packaging and bottling systems announced the formation of a new management team. Thomas Jordan was named vice president and will direct all sales and support activities for the group. George Mankos was named senior project manager, and Michael Skroblin was named senior manager of product and service.
AMERICAN RENOLIT CORP. — Michael Krause was named director of marketing for the LaPorte, Ind., manufacturer of polypropylene cast film and PVC calendering film.
CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CO. LP — The Houston-based producer of olefins and polyolefins named Thomas Vasko safety czar. Vasko, formerly of Occidental Chemical Corp., will manage a safety-initiatives program.
NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC. — The Freeport, Ill.-based manufacturer of consumer products for home or office, announced changes to the executive team: Mark Eichhorn, president of Rubbermaid Home Products; W. Michael Moorefield, president of commercial products; Patrick Brandt, president of Rubbermaid Cleaning Products; E. Elton Potts, vice president and group controller of plastic storage & organization; Hyung Hahn, vice president international of plastic storage and organization; and Matthew McElduff, department manager of Carex Healthcare Products.
PCL PACKAGING CORP. — Scott Dickson was named senior sales representative of films for PCL Packaging Inc., the U.S. unit of the Oakville, Ontario, manufacturer of flexible packaging products. Dickson will work out of the new Jacksonville, Fla., facility.
VENTRA GROUP INC. — The Oakville, Ontario, supplier of molded and painted plastic systems and parts for the automotive industry promoted Richard Stanley to president and chief executive officer. Stanley was most recently named president and chief operating officer in December 1999.
The NATIONAL TOOLING & MACHINING ASSOCIATION, a Fort Washington, Md., trade association, named new officers for 2001 at its annual meeting in Hawaii on Feb. 26: Chairman John Razzano, president of Fulton Industries, Inc. in Rochester, Ind.; Vice chairman John Belzer of TCI Precision Metals in Gardena, Calif.; Secretary Larry Snippy of Sipco Inc. in Meadville, Pa.; and Treasurer Dan Yahraus of Modern Industries Inc. in Phoenix. ... David Freeman was named southeastern regional sales manager of the process instruments division for TSI INC., a St. Paul, Minn., supplier of noncontact measurement technology. ... REP CORP., a Palatine, Ill., supplier of injection molding machinery, named Umberto Carchia regional sales manager for the New England states and Eastern Canada and Wayne Matott regional sales manager for the central region. ... OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC., a Fairlawn, Ohio, based maker of decorative and functional surfaces, emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals, announced changes to its corporate staff and business segments: James LeMay assumes business development responsibilities, James Hohman was named president of the Paper & Carpet Chemicals Division of the Performance Chemicals business segment, Robert Kitchen was named president of the Specialty Chemicals Division of the Performance Chemicals business segment, Sandra Klaasse was named vice president of manufacturing operations for the Performance Chemicals business and general manager of the segment's functional coatings business, and Douglas Brady was named vice president of manufacturing operations for the Decorative & Building Products business segment. ... The TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY, an Atlanta association serving the paper and related industries, named two Dow Plastics employees to its Polymers, Laminations and Coatings Division Council: Jim Cooper vice chairman and Jeffrey Wooster secretary. ... Charles McClaskey was named vice president of sales and marketing for Azusa, Calif.-based NORAC CO. INC., a supplier of organic peroxides to the fiberglass-reinforced plastics composites industry. ... Formerly of GE Specialty Chemicals, Brian Selby was named vice president of the Asia region for CHEMCONNECT INC., a San Francisco online trading marketplace for buyers and sellers of chemicals and plastics. ... Gene Ayers was named national sales manager for the plastics machinery market for EUROHANSA INC., a High Point, N.C.-based manufacturer of low-speed rotary shredders. ... TOOLING MOLDS WEST INC., a Tempe, Ariz., manufacturer of plastic injection molds, named David Drawert president. ... Bob Scalish was appointed to the international sales organization for Farmington, Conn.-based COROTEC CORP., a subsidiary of Inductotherm Industries Inc. and a supplier of high-technology products.