ACS GROUP - The Wood Dale, Ill.-based auxiliaries supplier named Brian Hogan chief financial officer.
ADVANCED ELASTOMER SYSTEMS LP - The Akron, Ohio-based supplier of engineered thermoplastic vulcanizates named Jeff Davis general manager.
ADVANTAGE ENGINEERING INC. - The maker of heat-transfer equipment in Greenwood, Ind., named President Steve Wash and Jon Gunderson to its board of directors. Gunderson is the firm's national sales and marketing manager. Wash is president of Ad- vantage Electronics.
ALCOA BUILDING PRODUCTS INC. - The vinyl siding extruder in Pittsburgh named Graeme Bottger vice president of sales.
ANCHOR PACKAGING INC. - The St. Louis film and sheet maker named Steve Riek chief financial officer. Riek was CFO and director of administration with accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP, also in St. Louis.
BRIDGEPORT METAL GOODS MANUFACTURING CO. - The Stratford, Conn.-based plastics cosmetics molder named Gina Pisa key account sales manager.
CANNON GROUP - President Carlo Fiorentini was inducted into the Polyurethane Hall of Fame. He founded machinery firm Cannon Group of Trezzano, Italy. Fiorentini holds more than 60 patents pertaining to polyurethanes.
EXATEC LLC - Clemens Kaiser was named president and chief executive officer of the joint venture between Bayer Polymers AG and GE Plastics. John Fitzgerald was named chief operating officer.
MULTIVAC INC. - Max Garcia was named field service technician in Mexico City for the Kansas City, Mo.-based maker of packaging machinery.
NATIONAL PLASTICS CENTER & MUSEUM - The Leominster, Mass., nonprofit group appointed two new members to its board of directors: Hoop Roche, chairman and chief executive officer of injection molder Erie Plastics Corp. in Corry, Pa.; and Tim Stojka, chairman of hot-runner systems maker Fast Heat Inc., based in Elmhurst, Ill.
NEXPAK INC. - The Canton, Ohio, media packaging maker named Edward Lapekas chairman and chief executive officer.
PERFECT PLASTIC PRINTING CORP. - The St. Charles, Ill.-based secure credit card manufacturer named Dale Pfingst vice president of operations.
RIGID PLASTIC PACKAGING INSTITUTE - The Elmhurst, Ill., trade group appointed the following leaders: Brent Beeler of Berry Plastics Corp., chairman; Jan Acker of Placon Corp., processor representative; Pieter van der Griendt of Polytype America Corp., machinery and mold makers representative; Hugh Carolan of Chevron-Phillips Chemical Co., resin suppliers representative; and Brian Burton, Milliken Chemical, nonresin suppliers representative.
PSA COMPOSITES - Owner Frank Maine won the 2002 Technology and Innovation Manager Award from the Innovation Management Association of Canada. Maine garnered the award on Oct. 31 for his research and applications of composites strengthened by orientation of wood fibers and polymer chains. His firm is based in Guelph, Ontario.
WAUSAUKEE COMPOSITES INC. - David Lisle was named president of the maker of specialty composite plastics and fiberglass components in Wausaukee, Wis.
* Jeff Langley was named regional business director of process chemicals for COGNIS, a specialty chemicals firm based in Cincinnati. ... Thomas Schelling was named technical manager of TEKNOR APEX CO.'s new thermoplastic elastomer plant in Henderson, Ky. The plastics supply firm is based in Pawtucket, R.I. ... Specialty chemicals supplier ENTHONE INC., based in West Haven, Conn., named Thomas Smith vice president of finance and Thom Sharples corporate accounts manager. ... PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES INC., a maker of single-screw extrusion systems, named Roger Clarke central-area sales manager covering Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. The firm is based in Aurora, Ill. ... Chemical and packaging materials firm MILLIKEN & CO., based in Spartanburg, S.C., announced several appointments: Tom Malone, executive vice chairman; Ashley Allen, president and chief operating officer; and John Rekers, president of its Milliken Chemical division. ... AIS CONTAINER HANDLING, a maker of container-handling equipment based in Dutton, Mich., named Brittany Kiser sales and marketing coordinator. ... Motor and drive maker ABB LTD., based in Zurich, Switzerland, announced the following appointments: Peter Smits to lead its newly formed power technologies division and Dinesh Paliwal to lead its automation technologies division. ... Edward MuÃ±oz was named Engineer of the Year by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corp. and Technica magazine, a publication serving Hispanic technical organizations. MuÃ±oz is a partner with MUÃOZ INVESTMENT BANKING GROUP LLC of Arlington, Va., which specializes in emerging markets and technologies. He was the first Hispanic professional with Celanese Corp., a specialty chemicals firm based in Bishop, Texas. ... LLOYD MANUFACTURING CORP. named Michael Schaltz president. The Warren, R.I., firm produces precision-tolerance rubber sheeting and cloth-inserted calendered products. ... DENISON HYDRAULICS, a Marysville, Ohio-based manufacturer of components for industrial vehicles, named David Busser product manager for its line of Calzoni radial piston hydraulic motors.