AMCOR FLEXIBLES EUROPE - The Gloucester, England, company named Mark Sutton general manager of the company's specialty barrier films operation, Amcor Flexibles Baricol in Bridgwater, England. Sutton formerly was general manager at Alcan Packaging's Lawson Mardon business in Bridgwater.
ASSOCIATION OF PLASTICS MANUFACTURERS IN EUROPE - Communications director Nelo Emerencia has returned to a position at ExxonMobil Corp., handling issues management in the Netherlands. Yvonne Barcelona, another ExxonMobil employee, will replace Emerencia at APME, a Brussels, Belgium, trade group.
BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION - Steve Sutherland, managing director of window and door profile maker HW Plastics Ltd. of Macclesfield, England, was elected to chair the windows group of BPF's general management committee. BPF is headquartered in London.
BRITISH VITA PLC - The sheet, foam and compounding company named Managing Director David Campbell chief executive and executive chairman. Finance director Calvin O'Connor also became head of Manchester, England-based Vita's industrial polymers division, replacing Roy Dobson, who will retire later this year. O'Connor will relinquish his financial role April 2 when newly appointed finance director Jeremy Maiden joins the company. Maiden was finance director at the Britannia Building Society.
CELANESE AG - The Frankfurt, Germany, specialty chemicals firm named Lyndon Cole president. Cole was chief executive officer of Elementis plc in London.
COLEMAN GROUP-George Coleman, president of the Texarkana, Texas, plastic pipe sales and scrap reclaim firm, was selected as the state's Republican of the Year. Coleman will be honored March 14 in Washington during the Business Advisory Council Economic Recovery Workshop.
DREW FOAM COS. - The Monticello, Ark.-based expanded polystyrene manufacturer promoted J. Ann Deitz to vice president of finance and information systems.
GUIDE CORP. - The Pendleton, Ind., automotive lighting systems supplier named Rusty McClanahan corporate director of operating system engineering efforts and employee development.
LINPAC PLASTICS LTD. - Linpac Plastics of Knottingley, England, named Alan Westbury general manager of the Linpac Filmco stretch and shrink PVC films plant in Sedgefield, England.
PLASTICS GROUP OF AMERICA - The Woonsocket, R.I.-based thermoplastics compounder named Lisa Butler manager of its Blairsville, Ga., plant.
REXAM MEDICAL PACKAGING INC. - The Mundelein, Ill.-based packaging manufacturer announced several new appointments: Mike Oberkirch, marketing director; Bob Liesenfelt, product director of coating and laminations; Chris Heezen, business development manager of laminations; Don Fatzinger, vice president of U.S. sales; and Richard Dvorak and Bill Masterson, sales representatives.
RUTAN SUPPLY & BAG MANUFACTURING CO. INC. - The Mahwah, N.J.-based extruder and converter named Sandra I. Tanowitz vice president of operations and administrations. The position was created to oversee the 50 percent expansion in facilities and to head ongoing operations.
STEP2 CO. - The Streetsboro, Ohio-based rotational molder promoted Charles Obendorf to vice president of national accounts.
* Jack Fargnoli was named technical sales specialist for PRIMARY COLORS INC., a Westborough, Mass.-based color and additive concentrates manufacturer. ... ENVIRONMENTAL POLYMERS LTD., a biodegradable polymers supplier in Warrington, England, named Terence Cooper business development director. ... Polyolefin producer BOREALIS A/S of Lyngby, Denmark, named Clive Watson executive vice president and chief financial officer to replace Franz Wurm, who left the firm. ... Leverkusen, Germany-based BAYER AG named Hagen Noerenberg general manager of its polyurethanes business group following the retirement of Hans-Joachim Kaiser. Noerenberg was replaced as general manager of Bayer's plastics business group by Jurgen Dahmer, formerly head of research and development. ... At DEMAG HAMILTON LTD. of Aylesbury, England, Managing Director Barry Taylor retired after 18 years in the post. Demag Hamilton handles sales of Demag Ergotech GmbH injection presses in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The British firm is being run jointly by sales director Graeme Herlihy, financial director Florian Koenig and Nigel Flowers, technical director. ... ARBURG UK LTD., a unit of injection machinery supplier Arburg GmbH of Lossburg, Germany, promoted sales manager Colin Tirel to sales director. ... Vic Hind, managing director of plastics machinery supplier HAMILTON MACHINERY SALES LTD. of Aylesbury, England, retired after 15 years in the position. ... RIVERSIDE PLASTICS LTD., a Pontypridd, Wales, blow molder, named its business development manager, Mario Ciancio, to head a new in-house innovations team. ... Auxiliary equipment supplier AEC INC. of Wood Dale, Ill., named Dan O'Donnell systems sales manager.