AMERICAN PLASTICS COUNCIL - The Arlington, Va.-based trade group named Richard Mericle executive director of the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry. He most recently served in different management positions with Mount Olive, N.J.-based BASF Corp.
BERLINEX INC. - The vinyl extruder in Edmonton, Alberta, named Michael Celmer vice president of sales for North America. Celmer was vice president of sales for the U.S. territory.
DOW CORNING CORP. - The Midland, Mich., material supplier named Andy Tometich president of Multibase SA, based in St.-Laurent-du-Pont, France. Tometich was most recently program manager with Dow Corning's plastics program.
MANN+HUMMEL AUTOMOTIVE INC. - Claude Mathieu was named president and chief executive officer of the automotive parts maker based in Portage, Mich. Mathieu was most recently managing director with Solvay Automotive's air induction system and technical parts business. He replaces James Riordan, who is moving into an advisory role in preparation for retirement.
MITTEN VINYL INC. - The Paris, Ontario-based vinyl siding manufacturer named Jay Riley vice president of its U.S. sales force.
RESIN TECHNOLOGY INC. - The Fort Worth, Texas-based resin purchasing cooperative announced three new managing partners: Gus Garrett, formerly with Dow Corning Corp.; Dave Ticko, most recently with BP Amoco plc; and Mike Burns, formerly with H. Muehlstein & Co. Inc.
SCHMALD TOOL & DIE INC. - Laurie Moncrieff, president of the Burton, Mich.-based mold maker and tooling shop, is the recipient of the 2002 John G. Thodis Michigan Manufacturer of the Year award. A third-generation owner, Moncrief is a board member of the new Lansing-based Coalition for the Advancement of Michigan Tooling Industries.
TOTER INC. - The Statesville, N.C.-based rotomolder announced the following appointments: Larry Boppe, president and chief executive officer; John Scott, senior vice president of sales and marketing. Boppe was formerly executive vice president and chief operating officer with the firm. Scott served as Toter's vice president of sales for its residential rollout cart business.
Fluoropolymer producer DYNEON LLC, based in Oakdale, Minn., named Maritherese Smith and John Reese regional sales managers for its fluoroelastomers business. ...Pittsburgh-based BAYER CORP. announced the following appointments for its appliance business group: Kevin Elsken, senior scientist; David Mann, senior technical account specialist; Steven Schilling, principal scientist. ... Machinery maker THYSSEN HENSCHEL INDUSTRIETECHNIK GMBH, based in Kassel, Germany, named Ralf Neubeck general manager of its Henschel mixers & systems division. ... Specialty chemicals maker DEGUSSA ENGINEERED CARBONS LP, based in Parsippany, N.J., named Jack Clem president and general manager. ... POLYSORT LLC, a group purchasing firm based in Akron, Ohio, named Matt Wilkes manager of supplier relations. ... David Fischer, business vice president of DOW CHEMICAL CO.'s polyurethanes business, has relocated to Horgen, Switzerland, to direct the business for the Midland, Mich.-based firm. ... Packaging maker SILGAN HOLDINGS INC. named Anthony Allott executive vice president and chief financial officer based in Stamford, Conn. ... SERMATECH SURFACE ENGINEERING named Matthew Adams applications engineer for its fluoropolymer sheet lining business based in Limerick, Pa. ...Charlotte, N.C.-based MAAG PUMP SYSTEMS TEXTRON INC. appointed Jrg De Pietro global sales director. ... Specialty coated film maker CFC INTERNATIONAL INC. named Friedrich Sommer managing director of its European business. CFC is headquartered in Chicago Heights, Ill.