AEP INDUSTRIES INC. - Bob Covella was named vice president of the custom division for the film producer in South Hackensack, N.J. Joe Denise will assume Covella's former position of regional sales manager for the custom division serving the Midwest.
AT PLASTICS INC. - The Brampton, Ontario-based specialty chemicals manufacturer named Dennis Hudson sales manager for western North America, John Westmoreland sales manager for eastern North America, Kevin Shaffer account manager for the northeastern United States and Dan Barham account manager for the southeastern United States.
CINPRES GAS INJECTION LTD. - The Middlewich, England-based gas-assist injection molding firm named Jim Hendry a consultant, focusing on external gas molding. Hendry holds more than 20 patents in gas molding technology.
DELTECH POLYMERS CORP. - The Baton Rouge, La., chemical producer named Jim Mathis vice president and general manager of polymers. He was plant manager.
ENGEL VERTRIEBSGESSELLSCHAFT MBH - Walter Jungwirth was named executive vice president of sales and marketing, North America, for the Schwertberg, Austria-based injection molding machinery manufacturer.
LANE ENTERPRISES INC. - Robert Diehl was named vice president of the Camp Hill, Pa.-based distributor of plastic drainage pipe. He had managed the firm's high density polyethylene pipe division since 1996.
OUTDOOR ADVANTAGE INC. - The vinyl fence maker named Robert Kearful president, based at its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters.
REICHHOLD INC. - The Research Triangle Park, N.C., compounder named Gary Krall president and chief executive officer due to Yoshi Kawashima's retirement. Krall was chief operating officer. Kawashima will serve as adviser to the board until June.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington-based trade association selected its NPE 2003 executive committee: H. Gunther Hoyt of Xaloy Inc., chairman; Tim Stojka of Fast Heat Inc., vice chairman; Bill Carteaux of Van Dorn Demag Corp., finance chairman; Edward McGrady of Davis-Standard Corp., at-large; Randy Pearson of Dynisco Inc., operations chairman; B. Patrick Smith of Maguire Products Inc., public relations and advertising chairman; and Tim Womer of New Castle Industries Inc., conference chairman. Vincent Witherup with Conair Group Inc. is past chairman.
VPI LLC - The Sheboygan, Wis. diversified manufacturer named P. Gregory Mickelson president and chief operating officer and Richard Blamey senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Mickelson was group vice president and Blamey was vice president of finance.
John McLaren was named vice president of corporate communications for DSM CORP., a resin supplier based in Heerlen, the Netherlands. ... COOK COMPOSITES & POLYMERS CO., a Kansas City, Mo.-based resin producer, named Steve Voeks vice president of technology. ... Rogers, Conn.-based materials maker ROGERS CORP. promoted Mario Kerr to vice president of sales and marketing from marketing director. ... DYNEON LLC, an Oakdale, Minn., fluoropolymer producer, named Robert Moore global business manager of its specialty additives division. ... Film maker ALCOA FLEXIBLE PACKAGING of Richmond, Va., named Brian Metzger account executive. ... Kenneth Boudreau was named chief executive officer of M.C. GILL CORP., a composite sheet manufacturer in El Monte, Calif. ... GUIDE CORP., a Madison Heights, Mich.-based automotive lighting supplier, named John Underwood director of advanced sales and Ken Trimpe sales and marketing manager. ... CFC INTERNATIONAL INC., a specialty film manufacturer in Chicago Heights, Ill., added Tom Calahan and Michael Coffman as account executives. ... Brent Miller was named sales manager for KENRO INC., a Fredonia, Wis.-based injection molder.