ENSINGER INC. — Michael Feld was named territory account manager for the Washington, Pa., extruder. Feld will coordinate sales activities for Northern California, Oregon and Washington.
MACK MOLDING CO. — The Arlington, Vt., contract manufacturer specializing in plastics design, prototyping and molding named Doug Elming manufacturing manager of assembly.
PLIANT CORP. — Jack Knott was named president and chief operating officer of the Schaumburg, Ill., film producer for flexible packaging, food, personal care, medical, agricultural and industrial applications.
VALERON STRENGTH FILMS — The Houston manufacturer of strength and specialty films named Phil Farchione sales and marketing manager for the Performance Print Media group. Farchione will be responsible for the North American, South American, Australian and Asian regions.
John Powers was named automotive development manager for the carbon fibers business of CONOCO, an integrated energy company. ... UNIVERSITY OF AKRON polymer science professor William Brittain was named chairman of the Polymer Division of the American Chemical Society. ... Bob Varela was named northeast regional sales manager for SERMATECH SURFACE ENGINEERING, a Limerick, Pa., supplier of seamless fluoropolymer coatings, linings and vessel accessories. ... TEKNOR APEX CO., a Pawtucket, R.I.-headquartered producer of thermoplastic elastomer and vinyl compounds, announced some personnel adjustments: Peter Matteo, chief information officer; Paul Burke, director of manufacturing for the Thermoplastic Elastomer Division; Raymond Rockefeller, manufacturing manager for the Vinyl Division; Ross Van Royen, plant manager of the Henderson, Ky., plant; and Tony Catalfomo, manager of the Hebronville, Mass., plant. ... James Feeney, president and treasurer of WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER CORP., a Lincoln, R.I., converting and packaging machinery supplier, retired March 21. ... FORTUNE GROUP, a Clayton, Mo.-based investment banking firm, named David Mueller, former chief operating officer of Spartech Corp., director of the Fortune Group LLC. ... Rory Wolf was named director of business development for ENERCON INDUSTRIES CORP., a Menomonee Falls, Wis., packaging equipment supplier. ... GRETAG-MACBETH HOLDING AG, a Regensdorf, Switzerland, supplier of color control and management tools, named Thomas J. Vacchiano Jr. president and chief executive officer. ... PLASTICSGRID, a Stockholm, Sweden-headquartered Web-based commerce site, named Jean-Marc van Maren general manager of Benelux and Jim Rochford sales director of the United Kingdom. ... William Goodberlet was named sales representative for the Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia regions for D-M-E CO., a Madison Heights, Mich.-based manufacturer of mold tooling and components, hot-runner systems and electronic controls. ... PAULSON TRAINING PROGRAMS INC., a Chester, Conn., training firm for the plastics industry, named Peter Smith and Larry Mercugliano to the sales team. ... DSM ELASTOMERS, an Addis, La., supplier of synthetic rubber and derivatives, named two managers of quality service: Mike Junker for the Americas unit and Wim Breemhaar for the Europe unit. ... BATTENFELD GLOUCESTER, a Gloucester, Mass., machinery supplier, named Andrea Viccaro manager of communications for Battenfeld Gloucester Engineering and Carl Johnson group product sales manager for the sheet division. ... Ralph Charbonneau was named sales engineer for West-Central Wisconsin for RTP CO., a Winona, Minn., supplier of specialty compounds.