ALCOA CLOSURE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC. - The compression and injection molder named Larry Gibson national account manager. Alcoa CSI is based in Indianapolis.
ALLOY POLYMERS INC. - Paul Bryant was named vice president of sales and marketing for the compounding firm based in Richmond, Va.
ATOFINA PETROCHEMICALS INC. - The Houston-based petrochemicals firm announced the following appointments: Phillip Carruthers, vice president of styrenics and president of Fina Technologies Inc.; and Scott McEwen, vice president of polypropylene, the position vacated by Carruthers.
CORE MATERIALS CORP. - The Columbus, Ohio-based compounder of sheet molding composites announced several appointments: Kevin Barnett, vice president, Columbus operations; Herman Dick Jr., treasurer and chief financial officer; Todd Mroczkowski, controller.
FAST HEAT INC. - Derek Helmer was named director of hot-runner engineering for the Elmhurst, Ill.-based hot-runner supplier.
HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES INC. - The Gardena, Calif., composites fabricator and carbon-carbon-brake maker named three senior vice presidents: Leslie Cohen, sales, marketing and business development; Lawrence Butt, operations; and William Timmerman, finance. Hitco is a unit of SGL Carbon Group.
SIEGEL-ROBERT INC. - Halvor Anderson has retired as chief executive officer of the St. Louis-based injection molder. Board member Bernard Burns will serve as the interim CEO.
UFE INC. - The Stillwater, Minn.-based contract injection molder named Richard Boyum marketing manager.
VEKA INC. - The profile extruder based in Fombell, Pa., named Tom Plevel Midwest regional sales manager for its fencing, railing, decking and specialty products division.
* Control systems maker BETA LASERMIKE INC., based in Dayton, Ohio, named Lee Winters director of U.S. operations. ... Thermoform tooling maker LL BROWN INC., based in Enola, Pa., named W. Brett Novosat president, replacing Lawrence Brown, who retired after 18 years in the position.