AUTOMATED ASSEMBLIES CORP. - The Clinton, Mass.-based robot maker named Stephan Braig president and chief executive officer.
CATALYST RESEARCH CORP. - President John Ewen will receive the National Medal of Technology, the United States' highest award for technological innovation and achievement, for groundbreaking works in plastics. The award, given by President George W. Bush, credits Ewen for ``basic discoveries and inventions in the field of metallocene catalysis that have revolutionized the production of polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, enhancing American leadership and stimulating the growth of the entire industry.'' Ewen operates his polymer research firm in Houston.
CROMPTON CORP. - The polymer products and specialty chemicals supplier based in Greenwich, Conn., named John Hamilton and Carl Barton global marketing managers for its vinyl additives business division.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington-based trade group named three new officers for its Film and Bag Federation unit: Stan Bikulege of Schaumburg, Ill.-based Pliant Corp., as converter director at large; and Alexander May and Michael Billings of Dow Chemical Co. in Houston as supplier directors at large.
SHELBURNE PLASTICS INC. - The blow molder based in South Burlington, Vt., named Ron Hill vice president of operations and John Arcangeli vice president of sales and marketing.
TECA-PRINT AG - The pad-printing machine maker in Thayngen, Switzerland, recently was bought by Machines Dubuit SA of Paris. Subsequently, Jean-Louis Dubuit was named board president, and Louis Bachman and Carlos Huber were named directors.
* Pipe fabricator ISCO INDUSTRIES LLC of Louisville, Ky., has named Cheryl Hofmaier director of landfill sales. ... Compounder ALLOY POLYMERS INC. of Richmond, Va., named Anthony Bernardo director of licensed products. ... Auxiliary machinery supplier HAMILTON AVTEC INC., based in Mississauga, Ontario, announced several appointments: Anthony Rodrigues, sales manager; Barry Quigg, manager of corporate development; Santiago Correa, product and marketing specialist; Ed Bonarek, area manager for Quebec; Julio Neumann, customer service specialist. ... Material maker Kingsport, Tenn.-based EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO. named Ronald Adams business market manager for its North American composite polymers business. He will be based in Carpentersville, Ill.