APPLIED TECH PRODUCTS - The Radnor, Pa., injection molder named Rick Schofield group president of its ATP Health & Beauty Care unit in Stratford, Conn.
BULK MOLDING COMPOUNDS INC. - The maker of thermoset molding compounds in West Chicago, Ill., named Brett Weber director of business development for Europe.
CASCADE ENGINEERING INC. - The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based injection molder named Stuart Allen sales and marketing manager of Noble Polymers Inc., its compounding unit.
CERTAINTEED CORP. - The Valley Forge, Pa.-based extruder named Raymond McCadden Jr. director of exterior design for its exterior products group.
DEXCO POLYMERS - Chris Mudd was named general manager for the Houston styrenic block copolymer maker, a joint venture between Dow Chemical Co. and ExxonMobil Chemical Corp.
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO. - The Kingsport, Tenn.-based resin producer named Steven Pittman marketing director for its specialty plastics division.
FAST INDUSTRIES INC. - The die cutter and extruder in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., named Ralph Rojas chief executive officer and David Schueler vice president of sales. Robert Fast and Ann Fast were named to the board and Jacob Fast now is chairman.
FYPON LTD. - The molder of polyurethane millwork in Stewartstown, Pa., named Len Boesger president and chief executive officer, Jack Nugent vice president of sales and marketing and Bob Wood executive vice president and chief financial officer.
GLOBAL POLYMERS CORP. - The Louisville, Ky., engineering resins distributor named David Whitmore business development director, Ron Johnson technical services director and Amber Christiansen customer service representative.
HALLAM PLASTICS LTD. - The Nottingham, England, injection molder, vacuum former and structural foam producer named John McCree sales director.
J&L PLASTIC MOLDING - The injection molder in Wallingford, Conn., named Rick Amos production manager and Jim Tata quality assurance manager.
KRANSON INDUSTRIES INC. - The St. Louis packaging maker named Keith Strope chief executive officer, also overseeing its TricorBraun packaging supplier unit.
M.C. MOLDS INC. - Dan Stover was named outside sales engineer for the Williamston, Mich.-based firm, which specializes in molds and tooling for blow molding and thermoforming.
MILACRON INC. - Dean Reber is the machinery maker's 2002 Neil A. Armstrong Award recipient. Milacron of Cincinnati recognized Reber for three decades of service, including a role in laying the foundation for Milacron's success. The award recognizes employees who demonstrate the pioneering spirit and professional achievements of former astronaut Armstrong, who served on Milacron's board until 2000.
MILGARD MANUFACTURING INC. - The Tacoma, Wash., window firm named Michael Nicholas marketing communications manager and Shannon Ross marketing analyst.
NATIONAL FENESTRATION RATING COUNCIL - The Silver Spring, Md., nonprofit rating group re-elected the following officials: Tony Rygg of the California Energy Commission, chairman; Randy Van Voorst of Quality Testing Inc., vice chairman; and Roland Temple of Velux-America Inc., treasurer. Marvin Stover with Mikron Industries Inc. was elected secretary. Marcia Falke with the Fenestration Manufacturers Association was elected to fill a board vacancy. Jim Krahn with Marvin Windows and Doors Inc. retired from the board and was named ombudsman. Susan Douglas was named executive director.
OWENS CORNING - The Toledo, Ohio-based building products maker named Steve Krull vice president and general counsel.
PARAGON DIE & ENGINEERING CO. - The mold maker in Grand Rapids, Mich., named Tony Fraser human resources manager.
PECHINEY PLASTIC PACKAGING INC. - The Chicago film producer named Law Burks director of marketing for food and global bottles, overseeing North American food flexible packaging and global plastic bottles businesses.
PINNACLE POLYMERS CO. - The Dalton, Ga.-based resin producer named Pieter Swanepoel plant manager for its polypropylene facility in Garyville, La.
POLYVEL INC. - The Hammonton, N.J.-based specialty concentrates and compound maker named Helen Lo Sasso president and Robert Axelrod vice president of sales and marketing.
ROGERS CORP. - The specialty materials firm in Rogers, Conn., named Katy Chang market development manager-Asia for Rogers Technologies Inc., its Taiwan-based international sales office.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington-based trade group elected new officers and directors for its Northeast Region: Isobel Wayrick with custom injection molder Graber-Rogg Inc. was named acting chairman; John Szugda with mold maker Bermer Tool & Die Inc. was named vice chairman; and Linda Hill with electricity distributor Niagra Mohawk Power Corp. was named treasurer. Each was appointed to a two-year term. The following were elected directors-at-large, serving one-year terms: Dario Cavallero with injection molder Cavellero Plastics Inc.; Trent Romer of converter Clear View Bag Co. Inc.; Joseph Hennessey Jr. of Diamond Polymers; Bill Daly of injection molder Polymer Conversions Inc.; and James Ciolino of equipment maker Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. These elected directors-at-large will serve two-year terms: Donald Gaynor, with polymer producer Atofina Chemicals Inc.; Kathy Dennis, with resin firm Honeywell International Inc.; James Fitzpatrick, with custom injection molder Nypro Inc.; and Brent Vernon, with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
WESTLAKE GROUP OF COS. - The Houston maker of polymers and fabricated products named Warren Wilder vice president, olefins and styrene; and Jeff Taylor vice president, polyethylene.
WILMINGTON MACHINERY INC. - The structural foam equipment maker in Wilmington, N.C., named Richard Lynch sales manager for injection molding machinery.
* MODERN PLASTICS INC., a Bridgeport, Conn.-based distributor of plastic sheets, rods, tubes and films, named Lou Johnson to its sales staff. Johnson will cover the Northeast United States. ... OXIS INTERNATIONAL INC., a therapeutic and diagnostic products maker in Portland, Ore., named Jerry Pryor to its board. Pryor retired last year as president of Van Dorn Demag Corp., based in Strongsville, Ohio. ... Pigment supplier KRONOS INC. in Houston named Brigitte Vielhaber-Kirsch marketing director for plastics and paper. ... RUDOLPH BROS. & CO. named Dan Smith a salesman, covering Michigan. The specialty chemicals distributor is in Canal Winchester, Ohio. ... Engineering resin distributor PRIME ALLIANCE INC. in Des Moines, Iowa, named B. David Waters to its sales team, covering Nebraska and western Iowa. ... AVERY DENNISON CORP., a self-adhesive products maker in Pasadena, Calif., named Albert Groen director of its specialty products line team, Fasson Roll North America in Painesville, Ohio. ... Color concentrates manufacturer TEKNOR COLOR CO. in Pawtucket, R.I., named Rick Porth a sales representative. ... WALTON/ STOUT INC., a supplier of bulk materials-handling and dryer systems based in Lithionia, Ga., named Gene Ayers field sales manager.