ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS INC. - The Columbus, Ohio-based extruder of high density polyethylene pipe named John Kurdziel director of technical services and market development.
BLACK CLAWSON CONVERTING MACHINERY LLC - The converting machinery maker in Fulton, N.Y., announced the following appointments: Christine Maxam, sales and marketing coordinator; Donald Teich, district sales manager; Richard Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing.
BRITISH PLASTICS FEDERATION - Brian Mann, managing director of extruder and injection molder McKechnie Plastic Components of Walsall, England, was named president of the London trade group. Mann replaces Richard Milner-Moore, who retired.
COLLINS & AIKMAN CORP. - The Troy, Mich. automotive supplier named both Eric White and Dana Leavitt executive vice presidents, manufacturing operations, interior trim and cockpit systems. Also, Steven Souders and Brian Tinney both were named vice presidents of operations-plastics.
DUPONT CO.- The Wilmington, Del.-based resin supplier named Terry Caloghiris vice president and general manager of its engineering polymers division and Craig Naylor group vice president of performance materials.
DUPONT DOW ELASTOMERS LLC - The specialty elastomers supplier in Wilmington, Del., named Robert Sylvest director of mergers and acquisitions.
FLUORO-SEAL LTD. - The Houston firm named Pete Fitzgerald manager of its St. Louis facility. Fluoro-Seal treats plastic product surfaces to improve barrier and adhesive properties.
HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES INC. - The Gardena, Calif., maker of advanced composite materials named three senior vice presidents: Leslie Cohen, sales, marketing and business development; Lawrence Butt, operations; and William Timmerman, finance.
LAMSON & SESSIONS CO. - The Beachwood, Ohio, pipe and conduit extruder elected James Abel to its board. Abel has been with the firm since 1990, currently serving as executive vice president, secretary, treasurer and chief financial officer.
LECTRO ENGINEERING CO. - Dan Lockwood was named product manager of downstream blow molding equipment for the St. Louis maker of surface-treatment and blow molding auxiliary equipment.
LNP ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC. - The custom compounder based in Exton, Pa., named Carlos Carreno president of LNP Americas. He succeeds Richard Burns, who retired after 24 years with the company.
MOLDFLOW CORP. - The maker of plastic simulation software in Wayland, Mass., announced several new appointments: Peter Kennedy, vice president of technology development; Ian Pendelbury, vice president of product development; Lori Henderson, vice president and general counsel; Suzanne Rogers, executive vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer; Richard Underwood, executive vice president of sales; Kenneth Welch, executive vice president of marketing and field services.
NYPRO INC. - Gordon Lankton, chairman of the Clinton, Mass.-based injection molder, was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
OWENS CORNING - The Toledo, Ohio-based building materials maker named Sheree Bargabos president of its exterior systems business. Bargabos, a 25-year company veteran, most recently was vice president of the firm's training organization.
PCL PACKAGING CORP. - The packaging and film products maker in Barrie, Ontario, named Bill Swinimer chief executive officer, replacing A. Kim Aagaard, who is leaving to pursue other interests. Swinimer will keep his post as chairman.
RBX INDUSTRIES INC. - The Roanoke, Va., elastomeric insulation maker named Mark Connors vice president of global business development and James Martin outsource process manager.
TSM INC. - The Atlanta controls maker named Chuck Romanchuk sales manager for North America.
VAN DORN DEMAG CORP. - The injection molding machinery maker based in Strongsville, Ohio, named Scott Kroeger vice president of sales and marketing and Lawrence Doyle marketing manager.
* Josef Spichtig was named chief executive officer of WERNER & PFLEIDERER GMBH in Stuttgart, Germany. ... Manfred Wolf was named to the executive board of COPERION HOLDING GMBH in Konstantz, Germany. Wolf was chief executive officer of conveying systems division Waeschle. Wolfgang Horn and Axel Kiefer have taken over management of Waeschle in Weingarten, Germany. ... Dayton, Ohio-based controls maker BETA LASERMIKE INC. named Richard Snaith executive sales director for Europe and Africa. ... Roger Wittenberg, executive vice president of composites extruder TREX CO. of Winchester, Va., won the award for ``e-chievement'' from e-town radio for environmental contributions. E-town is a nonprofit show on National Public Radio. ... ENSINGER INC., a Washington, Pa., manufacturer of stock shapes and profiles, named James Jones territory manager for the western business unit of its Ensinger-Hyde division. ... Machinery maker WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER CORP. in Lincoln, R.I., named Jim Ciolino sales manager of the extrusion division and Steven Fedosh national sales representative for extrusion systems. ... Linda Fitzpatrick was named customer service manager with heat-transfer technology firm WALL COLMONOY CORP., based in Madison Heights, Mich. ... Precision cutting tools maker BETTCHER INDUSTRIES INC. in Birmingham, Ohio, named Wayne Daggett marketing coordinator. ... Medardo Monzon was named chief executive officer of NANOVA LLC, a Pittsburgh nanomaterials producer ... James Paschal was named a senior consultant with BODYCOTE BROUTMAN INC., a materials consulting and testing firm in Melrose Park, Ill. ... KHM PLASTICS INC., a custom fabricator in Gurnee, Ill., named Dan Bunting operations manager. ... Blown film manufacturer CHARTER FILMS INC. of Superior, Wis., named Mark Tuszka a technical sales representative.