CLOEREN INC. - Founder Peter Cloeren Sr. died March 7 of natural causes. He was 85. Cloeren emigrated from Germany in 1957 and founded the Orange, Texas-based supplier of extrusion die systems in 1972.
TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA) INC. - The North Kingstown, R.I.-based film maker restructured operations into three business units and named three senior vice presidents and general managers to head them: Robert Leach, Lumirror; Richard Schloesser, Torayfan; and Glenn Owens, PEF.
TREND TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The San Jose, Calif.-based injection molder of electronics enclosures named Thomas Linnen chief financial officer. He replaces Bob Strickland, who left recently along with four other top officials.
* ACME-HARDESTY CO., a Blue Bell, Pa.-based chemical distributor, named Bryan Huston national marketing manager and D. Neil Fleming vice president. ... Spanga, Sweden-based M2 ENGINEERING AB named Neil Hewat after-sales manager. M2 makes optical-disc production systems. ... Michael Brown was named vice president for CHEMQUEST GROUP INC., a management and consulting firm in Cincinnati. Brown is based in Wilmington, Del. ... DAVIS-STANDARD CORP., a Pawcatuck, Conn.-based extruder maker, named Zhiliang Sun its sales manager for China. ... Atlanta-based compounder POLYTECH SOUTH INC. named Edward Richard technical services manager. ... Mason, Ohio-based MAKINO INC.'s die and mold group named Sean Shafer business unit manager, Scott Gilbert direct Wisconsin sales manager and Thomas Mellor regional sales manager. ... RHEOMETRIC SCIENTIFIC INC., a Piscataway, N.J.-based instrumentation maker, named Nick Minutolo vice president of global marketing, sales and service. ... Somerfield, N.J.-based TEKNI-PLEX INC. named William Casey technology director of its Colorite Polymers vinyl compounding division. ... Patrick Mouligne is retiring March 31 as president of COMPOSITES ONE LLC, an Arlington Heights, Ill.-based materials distributor. ... ABBA RUBBER INTERNATIONAL INC., a producer of rollers for converting machinery, named Richard Wilson national sales manager, Ed Sahli account executive and Louis Barota technical director. The firm is based in Ontario, Calif. ... EFC INTERNATIONAL INC., a St. Louis fastener supplier, named Jim Laarman president.