AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL - Fred Webber is retiring as president and chief executive officer of ACC in Arlington, Va. The announcement comes as the trade group recently completed a merger with the American Plastics Council. A search for a successor is under way.
ENSINGER INDUSTRIES INC. - Mike Gehrig was named general manager for the Washington, Pa.-based engineered thermoplastics firm's Penn Fibre Plastics division, which makes thin-section thermoplastic sheet, coils and strips. Gehrig will be based in Bensalem, Pa.
ICM PLASTICS (dba IMPERIAL CUSTOM MOLDING INC.) - The Rogers, Minn.-based injection molder hired Peter Russell as vice president of sales and marketing.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLASTICS DISTRIBUTORS - The Leawood, Kan.-based trade association elected several new officers: Harry Hill of Hillcor Distribution Inc., president; Scott Statter of Regal Plastic Supply Co., secretary; Dick Lachenmeier of Multi-Craft Inc., vice president; and Doug York of Ewing Irrigation, treasurer. The following officials were appointed to the board: Patrick Foose of Harvel Plastics Inc., Tom Garrett of Total Plastics Inc., Jim Harrington of CPMR Engineered Material Sales Inc., Chris Klope of Cope Plastics Inc. and Marc Lewis Jr. of Plastique Polyfab Inc.
* University of Akron (Ohio) President Luis Proenza has been selected by President George W. Bush to sit on the PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL OF ADVISORS ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. ... Resin supplier DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS AMERICA of Evansville, Ind., named Roeland Polet director of corporate e-business, Dan Bishop vice president of sales and technical services, Rob Crowell vice president of marketing and development, and Debra Dykema director of the order fulfillment center. ... VANTICO INC., a specialty resin manufacturer headquartered in East Lansing, Mich., named Lando Ferretti chief executive officer of its adhesives and tooling division.