DAYTON TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The Monroe, Ohio-based window and door extruder announced several new appointments: Darwin Brown as vice chairman and chief executive officer; Michael Hutfless as president; Tom Debusschere as senior vice president of operations; Tom Dorger as vice president of sales and business development.
FORMICA CORP. - Frank Riddick III was named president and chief executive officer of the Warren, N.J.-based countertop surface manufacturer. Riddick was chief executive officer of Triangle Pacific Corp., based in Addison, Texas. He replaces Vincent Langone, who resigned Jan. 9.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLASTICS DISTRIBUTORS - The Leawood, Kan.-based trade association honored James Harrington with the 2001 Paul Davis Award of Merit for lifetime achievement. Harrington is president of Engineered Material Sales Inc. in Kalamazoo, Mich.
JPS ELASTOMERICS CORP. - Richard Zimmer has been appointed president of the firm's Stevens Urethane unit. JPS, based in Holyoke, Mass., produces urethane film, sheet, tubing, cords and profiles.
KIEFEL TECHNOLOGIES INC. - Alfred Rak was named president and chief executive officer of the Hampton, N.H., equipment supplier. Rak was a managing director with Engel Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH in Schwertberg, Austria.
ORION LIFE SYSTEMS INC. - The Wheeling, Ill.-based medical device manufacturer named Michael Rossie director of contract sales. He most recently was sales director with Sheaco Engineering Inc., a Wauconda, Ill.-based injection molder that closed its doors in November.
PLASTICS PIONEERS ASSOCIATION - The Greer, S.C.-based group appointed new leaders for the 2001-03 term: John Kretzschmar, president of S&K Sales Consultants Inc., president; Paul Colby of Spirex Corp., vice president; Theodore Debreceni, retired owner of Plastics Systems Inc., secretary; Robert Swain of Chroma Corp., treasurer.
* THERMO ELECTRON CORP. of Minneapolis named Ralph Sperrazza president of its weighing and inspection business unit and Gary Saunders vice president of marketing for the segment, which specializes in process control equipment. ... SYNVENTIVE MOLDING SOLUTIONS, a Peabody, Mass.-based hot-runner producer, named John Roggenburk business development manager for high cavitation and Larry Hayes director of quality and supply chain management. ... Color concentrates supplier TEKNOR COLOR CO. of Pawtucket, R.I., named David Rowe and Paul St. Clair sales representatives and Andy Hebert manager of its Jacksonville, Texas, plant. ... SMITHERS SCIENTIFIC SERVICES INC., an independent testing firm in Akron, Ohio, named Donald Askea technical director of polymer products and materials testing. ... LOUIS P. BATSON INC., a Greenville, S.C.-based machinery supplier, named Richard Bogart area sales manager for its plastics division. ... Accessory equipment supplier IMS CO. in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, named Douglas Griesbach customer service supervisor. ... Willoughby, Ohio-based CAST NYLONS LTD. promoted Stephen Tischler to vice president and general manager from vice president of sales and marketing. The custom shapes maker named David Green operations manager. ... Pendleton, Ind.-based automotive supplier GUIDE CORP. named Robert Anders chief operating officer for North America.