DIMCO-GRAY CO. — The Centerville, Ohio-headquartered custom molder of thermoplastic and thermoset insert molded parts named Jeff Hartley factory representative. Hartley was promoted from within the sales department.
MILACRON — Ronald Brown was named chairman and chief executive officer of the Batavia, Ohio-based supplier of plastics processing and metalworking technologies. Brown will succeed Daniel Meyer, who will retire in May.
NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC. — The Freeport, Ill.-headquartered manufacturer of consumer products named Brian Schnabel group president of the Little Tikes/Graco group.
VPI LLC — The Sheboygan, Wis.-based plastics manufacturer named two new vice presidents: Deborah Wente and Scott Bass. Wente also serves as general manager of the sheet products division and the medical products division. Bass is also general manager of the contract manufacturing division.
VENTRA GROUP INC. — The Oakville, Ontario, supplier of mechanical assemblies and molded and painted plastic systems and components for the automotive industry named Dennis Haggerty executive vice president of Ventra Plastics Group, a Tier 1 automotive supplier.
GROS PLASTICS RECRUITERS, a Brentwood, Tenn., recruiting firm for the plastics industry, named Brian Phillips to manage the new Cleveland-Akron office and Eric Rominger to manage the new Atlanta-Chattanooga branch, and announced George Shaw earned the Certified Personnel Consultant designation. ... Tony Grant was named southwest regional sales manager for Atlanta-headquartered CANTERBURY ENGINEERING CO., a supplier of plastics processing equipment and components. ... James Meinert, director of international sales and marketing for Mequon, Wis.-based SNIDER MOLD CO. INC., earned the Milwaukee World Trade Association's Harry S. Brockel Award in recognition of his career. ... DAVIS-STANDARD, a Pawcatuck, Conn., supplier of extrusion technology, named Fred Schrafft senior systems sales engineer for Davis-Standard Foam Extrusion Products and Preben Andersen senior sales engineer for the compounding group. ... PLASTICS USA 2001, the triennial plastics exposition for the Americas being held in Chicago, named Fast Heat Inc.'s Board Chairman Tim Stojka chairman of the Plastics USA 2001 Committee, which consists of Vincent Witherup, vice president of Conair Group; H. Gunther Hoyt, vice president of Xaloy Inc.; Brian Bishop, vice president of sales for Engel Machinery Inc.; William Carteaux, vice president of sales and marketing for Van Dorn Demag Corp.; Lawrence DeBaugh, president of Novatec Inc.; Christopher Hall, director of marketing for Autojectors Inc.; Mitsunori Otsu, president of Toshiba Machine Co. America; and Randy Pearson, president of Dynisco Inc. ... Stefan Sommer was named chief operating officer of TICONA, a Summit, N.J., supplier of polymers. ... GUSMER-ADMIRAL INC., an Akron, Ohio-based supplier of polyurethane processing equipment, named Gerret M. Peters Jr. president, Michael Bartenstein director of global engineering services and Bob Mangapora sales engineer. ... Jean-Pierre Seeuws was named president and chief executive officer of ATOFINA CHEMICALS INC., a Philadelphia-headquartered supplier of polymers and chemicals. ... ENERCON INDUSTRIES CORP., a Menomonee Falls, Wis., manufacturer of equipment for the plastics and packaging industries, named Mark Plantier marketing manager. ... BATTENFELD GLOUCESTER ENGINEERING CO. INC., a Gloucester, Mass., manufacturer of extrusion systems, named Andrea Viccaro manager of communications and Carl Johnson group product sales manager for the sheet division. ... MARLEY MOULDINGS LLC's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing & Distribution Art Ramey was selected chair holder in the International Color Marketing Association, whose members include 1,600 color designers. ... Jochen Bacher was named chief executive officer and president of FORWARD TECHNOLOGY, a Minneapolis supplier of standard and custom plastic assembly equipment. ... Richard Meighan was named regional sales manager for the industrial market for MAAG PUMP SYSTEMS TEXTRON INC., a Charlotte, N.C., supplier of gear pumps. ... FAST HEAT INC., an Elmhurst, Ill., supplier of heating elements, hot runner @@Volume: 13
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