BOREALIS A/S - The Lyngby, Denmark-based polyolefins producer appointed John Taylor executive board chairman and chief executive officer in place of Svein Rennemo, who left the company in March.
BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION - The London-based trade group named Peter Hastings to chair its EPS Construction Group. Hastings is managing director of Vencil Resil Ltd., a local manufacturer of expanded polystyrene products.
CRUCIBLE SERVICE CENTERS - Stan Glover was named marketing manager for plastics and mold steels for the Syracuse, N.Y.-headquartered provider of processing and of all tool steel and other specialty steel items.
DIRECT ACCESS INTERNATIONAL - The Riviera Beach, Fla.-headquartered manufacturer and distributor of post-consumer plastic products named Kevin Lee director of sales. Lee had served with the plastic division of American Can Co., Packaging Resources Inc., Fina Oil and Chemical Co. and Amoco Chemical Co.
EVC INTERNATIONAL NV - The Amsterdam, Netherlands-based PVC producer announced changes to its board of directors. David Rolph and Marino Uberti are leaving the board, and transitional director Ghislain Decadt, who joined when the firm was acquired by Ineos Group plc of Southampton, England, is returning to other Ineos activities. New directors are Jeff Seed, who becomes operations director, EVC group finance manager John Hudson, who becomes chief financial officer, and David Thompson, who becomes commercial director.
HOOVER MATERIALS HANDLING GROUP INC. - Douglas Richard Silverman was named marketing manager of the asset product line and rental business for the Alpharetta, Ga., provider of industrial packaging and services.
INEOS ACRYLICS INC. - J. Jefferson Davis was named president of the Southampton, England-headquartered supplier of acrylic products. Davis also becomes president of Ineos USA, which makes him the senior executive in the Americas.
MACHINEPOINT LTD. - The Madrid, Spain-based operator of the used plastics machinery electronic marketplace www. machinepoint.com named Argentine Emilio Zaffignani its executive vice president responsible for product management and global marketing. He was formerly senior vice president for business development at GE Capital.
PRINTPACK INC. - The Atlanta-based flexible packaging converter announced the deaths of former vice presidents G. David Peake and Richard Botsch. Peake, 62, died May 14 after a long illness, and Botsch, 68, died May 30 after complications from a heart attack. Peake joined the company in 1967 and Botsch in 1981.
SMS PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY - The Meinerzhagen, Germany-based plastics processing machinery group has appointed Walter Hder joint managing director, responsible for marketing and sales at Cincinnati Extrusion GmbH of Vienna, Austria. Hder was formerly on the board of Krupp Elastomertechnik GmbH.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS INC. - The Extrusion Division of the Brookfield, Conn.-based trade group honored Peter Cloeren, chief executive officer of Cloeren Inc., with the Jack Barney Award in recognition of his contribution to the sheet extrusion industry. Cloeren Inc. is an Orange, Texas-based supplier of extrusion dies.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - President of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., Robert Schad, was named International Businessperson of the Year by the Washington-based plastics industry association's Global Business Council. The award recognizes leadership and contributions to the advancement of the U.S. plastics industry internationally.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The Pawtucket, R.I.-headquartered manufacturer for the plastics, rubber and chemical industries, named Suresh Swaminathan vice president. Swaminathan was named business manager of the thermoplastic elastomer division in August 2000 and has 14 years of experience with the company. The company also named Robert Brookman vice president for business development and Lynnette Mammino business manager of the vinyl division. Christine Moody was named sales engineer for the Southern New England territory for the vinyl division. Ramon Alarcon was named international sales manager for Teknor Color Co., a supplier of color concentrates.
Van Long was named general manager of the Houston Chemical Complex for CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CO. LP, a Houston supplier of petrochemicals. ... ALPHAGARY LTD., a Melton Mowbray, England, manufacturer of specialty compounds, named Simon Hubbard managing director for the company's United Kingdom operations. ... Washington-based KELLER AND HECKMAN LLP, a law firm representing a wide range of trade associations and industries, named Leslie Krasny a partner and announced she will head the new San Francisco-based West Coast office. ... Tim Kollenberg was named director of sales and marketing for MIDWEST COLOR, a Niles, Ill., supplier of color concentrates and dry colors. ... ENSINGER INC., a Washington, Pa.-headquartered supplier of engineered plastics, named Jeff Warren manager of marketing development, Fran Alder market development specialist for for the medical market and Dave Mildenstein market development specialist for the semiconductor industry. ... Jerry Seidelman was named sales manager for Clearwater, Fla.-based AMERICAN TOOL & MOLD INC., a supplier of injection molds. ... The AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS, a West Conshohocken, Pa., management system for the development of voluntary standards for materials, products, systems and services, named Paul Sample a 2001 ASTM Award of Merit winner and new fellow of ASTM. ... THERMO PRISM, a Staffordshire, England, laboratory twin-screw extruder manufacturer, named Terry Dowson to the commercial section, Andrew Davis and Steve Luton to the mechanical and electronics design departments, and Paul Beech and Adam Priestman to the manufacturing team.