CLOPAY PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO. - The Cincinnati maker of specialty films and building products named Gary Abyad president. Abyad formerly was executive vice president and chief financial officer and will take over for Leo Cancio, who is retiring.
EPCO MACHINERY LLC - The Fremont, Ohio, machinery maker named Wade Wetzel national automotive accounts manager.
INTEK PLASTICS INC. - The profile extruder in Hastings, Minn., named John Penn president and chief executive officer in addition to his role as chairman. Penn took over April 1 when Franz Altpeter retired.
LUCITE INTERNATIONAL INC. - Scott Davidson, chairman and chief executive officer of the methacrylates maker in Southampton, England, died March 21 from a heart attack at his home. He was 56. As a result of his death, the firm announced that Geoffrey Arbuthnott, now nonexecutive director, will become chairman. Ian Lambert, currently chief financial officer, was named CEO.
MARATHON EQUIPMENT CO. INC. - Gordon Shaw was named president of the waste-handling and recycling equipment maker in Vernon, Ala.
OWENS CORNING-The Toledo, Ohio, diversified manufacturer announced Composites Solutions business appointments: Sudan Dewan, vice president and general manager, rovings/chopped-strand mat; Gary Nieman, vice president and general manager of single-end roving/continuous-filament mat; Isabelle Gilles-Eurvin, European and Middle East sales leader; Alan Foster, director of business development and strategy; and Glen Hirschfeld, vice president of global sales. Raymund Trost, vice president and general manager of veil and telecommunications business, will become product manager for dry-use chopped-strand lines.
PECHINEY PLASTIC PACKAGING INC. - The Chicago packaging maker named Sheila Kari marketing manager of food flexible packaging.
PUR TECHNOLOGY - Arcelia Segura-Herrera was named process engineer with the polyurethane research center at Loughborough University's Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Leicestershire, England.
RECYCLE AMERICA ALLIANCE - The Melville, N.Y., materials marketing group named Steve Carreras to its market development team. The alliance is a unit of Houston-based Waste Management Inc. Carreras was with Wellman Inc. of Shrewsbury, N.J.
SCHOLLE CORP. - The bag-in-box packaging maker in Northlake, Ill., named Tom Bickford general manager of its container division in North America.
SPIREX CORP. - The screw and barrel maker in Youngstown, Ohio, named Mark Colella vice president of sales and technology.
* MHI INJECTION MOLDING MACHINERY INC. of Anaheim, Calif., named John Orange sales engineer for Southern California. ... Robert Maes was named polystyrene northern regional sales manager for ATOFINA PETROCHEMICALS INC. of Houston. ... Sensor supplier BALLUFF INC. of Florence, Ky., named Thomas Draper marketing programs manager. ... Additives maker EXPANCEL INC. of Duluth, Ga., named Mario Pisciotti sales engineer for its Latin American market. ... AOC LLC, a resin supplier in Collierville, Tenn., named Daniel Rodriguez technical service specialist for resin transfer molding. ... Injection molder WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES INC. of Lionville, Pa., named Bruce Morra president of its drug-delivery division. ... Color concentrates maker FERCO COLOR of Ontario, Calif., named Louise Riley to its sales force. ... Jeffrey Dubiel was named sales manager at large for ZAPPA PLASTICS INC., a custom injection molder in Phillipsburg, N.J. ... Specialty chemicals firm DEGUSSA CORP. of Parsippany, N.J., named Timothy McCarthy business development manager for the catalyst portion of its catalyst and initiators business. ... Compounder WESTCHESTER PLASTICS of Nesquehoning, Pa., named Gene McConnon product development manager. ... Auxiliary equipment firm ACS GROUP of Wood Dale, Ill., named Roxanne Larson marketing service manager. ... Compounding extruder maker COPERION WERNER & PFLEIDERER GMBH & CO. of Stuttgart, Germany, named Klaus Kapfer to head its polyolefins machinery unit. ... Joseph Klupchak was named central region sales engineer for compounder STAR THERMOPLASTICS of Chicago. ... Custom shapes maker CAST NYLONS LTD. in Willoughby, Ohio, named Brian Lloyd technical sales engineer.