AIN PLASTICS INC. - The distributor of plastics sheet, rod and tube in Mount Vernon, N.Y., named Dirk Dijkstra general manager of its northeast region. AIN is a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Materials NA Inc., based in Detroit.
ALBERT TROSTEL & SONS CO. - Randall Perry was named president and chief operating officer of the Milwaukee-based parent of custom thermoplastic product maker Trostel Specialty Elastomers Group Inc. of Lake Geneva, Wis.
ALCOA FLEXIBLE PACKAGING - The film maker in Richmond, Va., named Frederick Pereira managing director, Asia Pacific, for its thermoforming business. He will be based in Singapore.
CLAIRSON INDUSTRIES LLC - The injection molder in Ocala, Fla., named Jeff Wilkinson director of its medical device division.
DONNELLY CUSTOM MANUFACTURING INC. - Founder Stan Donnelly has resumed leadership of the automotive injection molder in Alexandria, Minn., after serving for two months as interim chief of staff under Sen. Dean Barkley, I-Minn.
GLENN BEALL PLASTICS LTD. - Industry veteran Glenn Beall was initiated into the Worshipful Company of Horners, a London trade group. Beall, who operates his design firm in Libertyville, Ill., is the first American to receive the distinction. Beall also was granted the Freedom of the City of London. Beall achieved each designation for his work as a product designer, inventor, consultant, lecturer, author and plastic industry activist.
INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING CORP. - The Fort Wayne, Ind.-based maker of optical disc packaging products named Pete Costello vice president of sales and marketing.
MOLL INDUSTRIES INC. - The Davie, Fla.-based injection molder named Ron Embree vice president of operations and David Strickland vice president of sales and marketing.
PECHINEY PLASTIC PACKAGING INC. - The Chicago film producer named Scott Lamerand product manager for flexible food packaging.
PLASTICS INSTITUTE OF AMERICA INC. - The education and research group in Lowell, Mass., appointed five trustees: Stephen Byrnes, Synventive Molding Solutions Inc., Peabody, Mass.; Betty Coleman, Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., Washington; Marjorie Weiner, National Plastics Center & Museum, Leominster, Mass.; Peter Rucinski, Moldflow Corp., Wayland, Mass.; Bill Wood, Mountaintop Economics & Research Inc., Colrain, Mass., and economics editor with Modern Plastics and Modern Plastics International magazines.
UNITED PLASTICS GROUP INC. - The Westmont, Ill.-based injection molder named Patrick Madigan general manager of its facility in Bensenville, Ill.
VORIDIAN CO. - The PET resin firm in Kingsport, Tenn., named Hans Kinner business director of polyester products for North America.
* Tape and film products maker INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC. in Montreal named Thomas Costello a director. ... Specialty chemicals firm DEGUSSA CORP. in Parsippany, N.J., named Jeffery Hinkle technical and marketing director for new colorants and applications for its coatings and colorants unit. ... Thermoset barrier maker SIKA AUTOMOTIVE in Madison Heights, Mich., named Jeff Bevan senior engineer in automotive acoustics. ... Compounder TEKNOR APEX CO. in Pawtucket, R.I., named Edwin Tam senior marketing manager of consumer products for its thermoplastic elastomers division. ... DELTA COMPUTER SYSTEMS INC., a manufacturer of motion controllers headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., named Bill Savela motion products marketing manager. ... Specialty chemicals maker CROMPTON CORP. of Middlebury, Conn., named Peter Frenkel director of research and development for its North American vinyl additives business. ... Color and additives concentrates producer AMPACET CORP. of Tarrytown, N.Y., named Linda Carroll market development manager. ... Carl Jennings, executive vice president with resin firm BASF CORP., received the Award for Executive Excellence from the Commercial Development and Marketing Association, a Philadelphia trade group. BASF is based in Mount Olive, N.J.