ALPHAGARY CORP. - John Rasmus retired as director of North American sales for the Leominster, Mass., compounder.
ASHLAND SPECIALTY CHEMICAL CO. - Mike Kumpy was named business manager for the specialty chemical supplier in Dublin, Ohio. Kumpy replaces Dick Evans, who retired.
BYK-GARDNER USA-The maker of color-measuring instruments in Columbia, Md., named Mike Burns sales director of its retail color systems division, and Elaine Becker product manager of the unit.
CASCADE ENGINEERING INC.-The custom molder in Grand Rapids, Mich., named Marc Phibbs vice president of marketing.
DOW AUTOMOTIVE - Dow Chemical Co.'s automotive materials business in Auburn Hills, Mich., named George Hamilton chief operating officer.
GROSSMAN GROUP INC. - The Columbus, Ohio-based scrap buyer named Christy Smith sales and marketing manager with its new IndustrialBags.com division, a supplier of plastic bags for industrial applications.
GUIDE CORP. - The Pendleton, Ind.-based automotive lighting maker named John Nechiporchik president.
IL NORPLEX INC. - The thermoset laminate sheet producer in Postville, Iowa, named Dennis Ford vice president and general manager.
LION CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES INC. - Billy Epperson was named director and general sales manager of the plastics division for the resin distributor in Daphne, Ala.
MORTON CUSTOM PLASTICS INC. - Robert Janeczko was named president of the injection molder in West Des Moines, Iowa.
MULTIVAC INC. - The Kansas City, Mo.-based packaging machinery maker named Cem Yildirim regional sales manager for its food division.
NATIONAL TOOLING & MACHINING ASSOCIATION - The Fort Washington, Md.-based trade group named Larry Sippy chairman for 2003. Sippy is president of Sipco Molding Technologies in Meadville, Pa. The following were appointed to NTMA's executive team: Dan Yahraus of Modern Industries Inc., vice chairman; David Dysinger of Dysinger Inc., treasurer; and Michael Mittler of Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool, secretary.
OSTERMAN & CO. - The raw materials supplier in Cheshire, Conn., named Charles Hess and Donald Reed account managers.
PACKAGE MACHINERY CO. - Katherine Putnam, president of the West Springfield, Mass.-based machinery maker, re- ceived the 2003 Executive Scholarship from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, a nonprofit trade group in Washington.
PLASTIC MOLDING TECHNOLOGY INC. - The injection molder in Seymour, Conn., named Edward Callahan operations director and William Seres controller.
* Packaging equipment maker NEW ENGLAND MACHINERY INC. of Bradenton, Fla., named John Nieves its pharmaceuticals specialist. ... Trade association COLOR MARKETING GROUP in Alexandria, Va., named Allen Ferrell president for a two-year term. ... Chemical maker NORAC INC. in Azusa, Calif., named Michael Connor business manager of its additives division. ... SARTOMER CO., a specialty chemicals firm in Exton, Pa., named Bill Wittig business manager of its specialty polymers group. ... Dennis Carew was named Canadian sales manager for ENERCON INDUSTRIES CORP., a packaging equipment supplier based in Menomonee Falls, Wis. ... Jason Premo was named executive vice president of CERNOTEC LLC, a software product and systems maker in Greenville, S.C.