ACCUTEC SYSTEMS INC. - The custom injection molder in Elk Grove Village, Ill., promoted Robert Jaynes to manufacturing director.
ALLIANCE GAS SYSTEMS INC. - Michael Lynch was named North American sales director for the maker of gas-assist processing systems in Chesterfield, Mich.
AMERICAN MOLD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION - The Roselle, Ill.-based trade group awarded Olav Bradley its Mold Builder of the Year Award. Bradley is a founding partner of PM Mold Co. Inc. of Schaumburg, Ill.
ATP ENGINEERED PLASTICS - The Radnor, Pa.-based custom injection molder named Michael Torti vice president of sales and marketing.
BULK MOLDING COMPOUNDS INC. - The West Chicago, Ill., maker of thermoset bulk molding compounds named Brett Weber director of business development for Europe.
CIGNYS - The Saginaw, Mich.-based diversified manufacturer named Tim Clark vice president of sales and marketing.
LAMSON & SESSIONS CO. - Norman Sutterer was named senior vice president with the Cleveland pipe extruder and injection molder. Sutterer has been with the company since 1989, most recently managing its Home Products and PVC pipe business segments.
STULL TECHNOLOGIES - The Somerset, N.J.-based closure molder appointed David Drew and David Magi sales account managers.
VALERON STRENGTH FILMS - The Houston specialty and strength films maker named Joseph Lambert product sales manager for its specialty films division.
VICTREX USA INC. - The Greenville, S.C.-based materials group named Christine Karas general manager of the Americas.
* Gary Kolbet of VECOPLAN LLC was named engineering employee of the year by Wastec, a Washington trade group for the solid-waste-processing industry. Kolbet is engineering manager with Vecoplan, a maker of single-shaft rotary grinders in Archdale, N.C. ... Contract manufacturer POLYMER PACKAGING INC., of North Canton, Ohio, named Greg Brazina quality assurance manager. ... ALVEY SYSTEMS INC., a St. Louis materials-handling company, named Kevin Kozuszek manager of marketing communications. ... Cleve- land resin firm POLYONE CORP. named Amy Bull director of sourcing for its elastomers and performance additives group and Steve Nieto director of the newly formed Specialty Products division. ... Los Angeles investment bank HOULIHAN LOKEY HOWARD & ZUKIN named Gary Denning a director, based in Atlanta. Denning will oversee mergers and acquisitions in chemical, packaging and other industrial companies. ... Specialty chemicals firm DEGUSSA CORP., based in Parsippany, N.J., named Ted Pettijohn vice president of its fine and industrial chemicals division's catalysts and initiators business unit in North America. ... Specialty chemicals firm NORAC INC. in Azusa, Calif., named Michael Connor business manager of its additives division. ... Thermoset barrier maker SIKA AUTOMOTIVE, based in Madison Heights, Mich., announced the following appointments to its launch department at its facility in Grandview, Mo.: Larry Geib, launch manager, and Denton Burchett, tooling group leader. ... Fluoropolymers producer DYNEON LLC of Oakdale, Minn., named Marc Normandin marketing manager of its U.S. wire and cable segment. ... Specialty chemicals supplier AMERICAN COLORS INC., based in Sandusky, Ohio, named Achille Paolino to its sales staff. ... Compounder TEKNOR APEX CO., based in Pawtucket, R.I., named Debra Archbold sales representative with its vinyl division. ... Roll maker PERMA-FLEX INC., based in Salisbury, N.C., announced several appointments: David Gest, Craig Henry, Bob Miller and Bill Brown all were named manufacturer's representatives; Mike Psenicska was named regional sales manager; and Tom Garone, was named product and applications manager. ... KRONES INC., a maker of blow molding machinery in Franklin, Wis., named two new regional sales managers: Alan Barney and Terry Brady.