ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL RECYCLING TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The Springdale, Ark., manufacturer of composite building materials made from recycled polyethylene and waste wood fiber named Jim Precht executive vice president of sales and marketing.
CERTAINTEED CORP. - Sam Ansley was named president of the Pipe & Plastics Group for the Valley Forge, Pa., manufacturer of building materials. Ansley will continue in his role as president of the company's Air Ventilation Division. He has been with CertainTeed since 1982.
EFP CORP. - The Elkhart, Ind.-based manufacturer of various expanded foam products named Tim Smith president and chief operating officer. Smith previously was a vice president of BASF Corp.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION INC. - Dan Rohe was named executive vice president of the Mancelona, Mich.-based flexible geomembrane fabricator. EPI's geomembranes are mainly used in the golf, oil and waste management industries. Rohe is also responsible for maintaining the company's Web site.
MINIATURE PRECISION COMPONENTS INC. - The Southfield, Mich., manufacturer of molded and extruded thermoplastic automotive components and assemblies for the world's major automotive manufacturers appointed three new account managers: David Purrenhage for the General Motors platform, Lance Thomas for the Ford Motor Co. and Julie Mazza for Tier 1 customers. Also, Todd Weakley was named sales manager for the DaimlerChrysler account.
TUPPERWARE CORP. - The Orlando, Fla.-based manufacturer of food storage, preparation and serving products named Dario Colagiacomo president of Tupperware Europe, Africa and Middle East; Christian Skroder senior vice president of worldwide market development; Steven Kroos president of Tupperware Asia Pacific, after the planned retirement of Robert Williams; and Pradeep Mathur senior vice president and chief financial officer, following the retirement of Paul Van Sickle.
Chuck Calhoun was named director of sales and marketing of the Americas region for KRAIBURG CORP., a Duluth, Ga., custom-engineered compounder of thermoplastic elastomers. ... TICONA, a Summit, N.J., supplier of engineering polymers, named Miguel Mantas business director of Topas cyclic olefin copolymer, Ed Brock director of affiliate relations in Asia and Hans Baasch adviser to Daicel Chemical Industries Ltd. and senior managing executive officer of polyplastics. ... Larry Dobias was named business manager of plastic additives for Cleveland-headquartered OMG AMERICAS INC., a supplier of plastic additives for use with PVC. ... B&H TOOL CO. INC., a San Marcos, Calif., supplier of crossheads, tips and dies, named John McAllister technical sales representative. ... Jerry Re was named sales and marketing coordinator for Woonsocket, R.I.-based KEY FILTERS INC., a supplier of engineered polymer filtration products for extrusion. ... Jan Lisowski was named sales manager for Westerly, R.I.-based MAXSON AUTOMATIC MACHINERY CO., a supplier of rotary cutters and sheet handling systems for the converting industry. ... EPCO MACHINERY LLC, a Fremont, Ohio, plastics machinery supplier, named David Homsy industrial sales account representative. ... Bill Leistritz was named director of sales and marketing for ADVANCED COMPOSITE PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY INC., a Huntington Beach, Calif., supplier of composite hardware to the aerospace, military, automotive and industrial industries. ... Charlotte, N.C.-based CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES, a supplier of color and additive masterbatches, named Carolyn Sedgwick Americas business manager of containers & closures in North and South America. ... PLASTICS COLOR CORP., a Somerset, N.J., supplier of color compounds, concentrates and additives, named Jeffrie Richardson laboratory manager at the company's Dayville. Conn., research, engineering and production center, and Salvatore Cuccio vice president of finance. ... Torrance, Calif.-based SUMMA INDUSTRIES, a supplier of proprietary plastic components for industrial and commercial markets, named Jeffery Roski group executive of the company's new Optical Components Group, which supplies molded and formed thermoplastic lenses, reflectors and diffusers for the lighting industry. ... Thierry Fabozzi was named PET business unit manager for Manchester, Mich.-headquartered UNILOY MILACRON, a supplier of blowmolding machines for plastic bottles and containers.
AMERICAN RENOLIT CORP. - Lucas Lowenstein was named executive vice president of the LaPorte, Ind.-based unit of Renolit Film-Technology Group, which manufactures polyethylene, polypropylene and PVC films for consumer and industrial applications.
COMPOSITE PRODUCTS INC. - The Winona, Minn., supplier of a continuous in-line long fiber thermoplastic manufacturing process for making glass composite structures named John Busch director of business development. In his new role, Busch will focus on automotive applications.
CURRIER PLASTICS INC. - Mark Stehle was named sales and marketing manager for the Auburn, N.Y.-based injection molder and extrusion blow molder. Stehle has been with the company since 1998.
KAMCO PLASTICS INC. - The Schaumburg, Ill., injection molder named Larry Cosma head of the sales and marketing department, Dick Hogan director of operations and Doug Wehling quality assurance manager.
MINIATURE PRECISION COMPONENTS INC. - The Southfield, Mich.-based manufacturer of molded and extruded thermoplastic automotive components and assemblies named Annmarie Danko GM/Tier One/international accounts engineering supervisor, Steve Oja Ford engineering liaison supervisor and Monty Yackee DaimlerChrysler engineering liaison supervisor.
TEXTRON FASTENING SYSTEMS - The Troy, Mich.-based supplier of manufacturing process solutions named Bill Ellis vice president of supply chain. He had been with General Electric Co. as general manager for GE Engine Services and, earlier, supply chain leader for GE Aircraft Engines.
TRANSILWRAP CO. INC. - Henry Anderson was named vice president and general manager of manufacturing for the Chicago-based manufacturer of plastic sheet and film. Anderson has been with the company since 1980.
VPI MIRREX CORP. - The Delaware City, Del., manufacturer of vinyl film for pharmaceutical, electronics and general packaging markets named John Steenkamer business manager for healthcare.
William Abbott was named operations manager for PARKINSON TECHNOLOGIES INC., a Woonsocket, R.I., manufacturer of capital equipment for handling large webs for the plastic, nonwoven and paper industries. ... Charlotte, N.C.-based CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES, a supplier of color and additive masterbatches, named Carolyn Sedgwick Americas business manager for containers & closures in North and South America. ... Carlo Venturi was named head of the Sig Simonazzi division of Sig Group, part of Neuhasen Rhinefalls, Switzerland-based SIG HOLDING LTD., a packaging technology group. ... POLYSORT LLC, an Akron, Ohio, group purchasing organization, named Wes Gibson vice president of sales. ... Michael Stevens was named service engineer for Remscheid, Germany-based PLAST-CONTROL INC., a supplier of extrusion process control and management technology. ... BEKUM AMERICA CORP., a Williamston, Mich., supplier of blow molding machines, systems, and accessories, named Franz Strohmaier director of engineering. ... Sam Rajkovich was named sales manager for the optical disc division of Dayton, Ohio-based COMET AUTOMATION SYSTEMS INC., a supplier of stainless steel auxiliary equipment.