ARBURG INC. - Tony Firth has been appointed director of North American sales for the injection molding machines and systems producer based in Newington, Conn.
BCHINAB INC. - The New York-based plastics manufacturing network named Frank Lozano vice president of sales and marketing.
BRAMPTON ENGINEERING INC. - The Brampton, Ontario-based blown film equipment maker named R.L. Smith president, chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors.
GI PLASTEK INC. - The Westlake, Ohio-based custom injection molder named Steve Ettore director of business development for its reaction injection molding division.
LITTLE TIKES CO. - The Hudson, Ohio-based rotomolder named Robert Carr vice president of operations, taking over for Mike Neff. Carr was most recently plant manager of the firm's Hudson plant.
LIQUID PLASTICS INC. - The maker of specialty coating membranes announced the following appointments: Eric Krantz, quality control manager; Peter Wenz and Christopher Gale, technical consultants. The firm is based in Middletown, Conn.
MID-AMERICA PLASTICS PARTNERS INC. - The Indianapolis-based trade association appointed Jim Brogden to its board of directors. Brogden is currently president of Master Industries Inc., a custom injection molder based in Piqua, Ohio.
OSTERMAN & CO. - D.W. Boivin was appointed to the board of directors for the Chesire, Conn.-based resin distributor and compounder.
PLASTIC ENGINEERING & TECHNICAL SERVICES INC. - The Auburn Hills, Mich.-based manifold systems maker named James Bray director of sales and marketing.
PRIME ALLIANCE INC. - The Des Moines, Iowa-based engineering resins distributor has appointed two vice presidents: John Knapp, managing all sales personnel; Joe Muhs, whose duties will include managing supplier relationships and coordinating all marketing communications.
RUBBERMAID HOME PRODUCTS INC. - The Wooster, Ohio-based injection molder named Mike Neff vice president of operations and logistics. Neff most recently served as vice president of operations with Rubbermaid's sister firm, Little Tikes Co., based in Hudson, Ohio.
TECH GROUP INC. - The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based injection molder named Christopher Tompkins business development manager serving the eastern region.
Doug Langham was named regional manager for SPIREX CORP., a screw and barrel maker based in Youngstown, Ohio. ... ENSINGER INC., a Washington, Pa.-based producer of stock shapes and profiles, named Timothy Rose territory manager of Northern California for its Ensinger-Hyde division. ... Chemical maker BASF CORP., based in Mount Olive, N.J., named Donald McGrath vice president of corporate communications for North America.