ALLOY POLYMERS — The Richmond, Va., toll compounder of engineering thermoplastics named Robert Humphreys vice president of operations.
CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION — The Mississauga, Ontario, plastics industry trade organization named Pierre Fillion director of industry competitiveness.
FABRI-KAL CORP. — Jim Johnson was named institutional national sales manager for the Kalamazoo, Mich., manufacturer of plastic packaging for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and institutional markets.
PLASTICS DYNAMICS INC. — The Granger, Ind., manufacturers' representative named Stephen Plumhoff president and chief executive officer. Founder Max Plumhoff will remain with the company through December 2002.
LEAR CORP. — Vickie Bostic was named vice president of Six Sigma for the Southfield, Mich.-based supplier of automotive interiors and electronics. Bostic joined Lear in 1994.
Susan Ward has formed INTEGRATING TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, or Itecs, an Alpharetta, Ga.-based consulting firm. ... EXTRUSION DIES INC., a Chippewa Falls, Wis.-headquartered supplier of flat dies for extrusion and web converting, added two designers, Michael Dudley and Phillip Schmidt, to its team of engineers. ... MID-AMERICA PLASTICS PARTNERS INC., an Indianapolis organization of plastics processors, announced election results for its board of directors: Stu Kaplan, president of Makuta Technics, president; Eric Strom, vice president and general manager of Spin-Cast Plastics Inc., vice president; Joe Wolf, president of Scottsburg Plastics, treasurer; Ron Overton, chief executive officer of Overton Industries International, first-time board member; and Rick Walters, vice president of operations for DeKalb Molded Plastics Co., first-time board member. ... DIMCO-GRAY CO., a Centerville, Ohio-based manufacturer of custom-molded thermoplastic and thermoset insert molded parts, named John Pitchford manufacturing engineer and April Pyles buyer/planner for the Materials Control Group. ... HY-TECH FORMING SYSTEMS INC., a Phoenix company specializing in close-tolerance forming of screen-printed, thin-film plastic inserts for in-mold decoration, appointed Mike Ward and Jay Durby to the sales and marketing team, Kerry Roberts customer service representative and Ken Fritz quality coordinator. ... Jason Savage was named a sales representative responsible for sales efforts in Deleware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia for IPL PRODUCTS LTD., a St. Damien, Quebec, plastic pail and consumer packaging manufacturer. ... NDC INFRARED ENGINEERING INC., an Irwindale, Calif.-headquartered supplier of sensors and systems for measurement, named Bo Franklin research and development manager and E. Martin Lauginiger industry manager of Web products. ... Michael Ackermann was named product manager for Plastisol Systems and Ovens for Industry for ACC AUTOMATION, an Akron, Ohio, supplier of equipment for plastisol dip molding and coating and ovens and conveyors. ... STRANE AND ASSOCIATES INC., a Riverview, Fla., plastics industry recruiter, named Randy Syracuse as a recruiter. ... Patrick Cummings was named vice president of global sales for PAXONIX, a New York business solution provider for product and packaging commercialization activities. ... OSTERMAN & CO., a Cheshire, Conn., supplier of plastic raw materials, announced founder Russ Osterman Sr. retired on the company's 25th anniversary, and named Jeff Elsen executive vice president and general manager of Osterman Trading, Glenn Fredericks vice president and business manager of Prime Polymer Services and International Polymer Services, Paul Dikan business manager of EPI and Mike Sentelik vice president of sales. ... John Blair, founder of the Coordinating Committee on Fire Safety at the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., was honored by the Washington-based group April 2 for 30 years of work with the CCFS. Blair retired from DuPont.