ACS GROUP - The Wood Dale, Ill., auxiliaries firm named Bryan Friend technical sales manager for downstream extrusion equipment.
ALCOA CLOSURE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC. - The Indianapolis compression and injection molder named Brian Metzger and Donna Woods national accounts managers.
ALCOA HOME EXTERIORS INC. - The Pittsburgh building materials firm named Claude Brown vice president of technology. Brown most recently was technology director for Crane Performance Siding in Columbus, Ohio.
ATOFINA PETROCHEMICALS INC. - The Houston polymer producer named Gregory DeKunder marketing manager-film for the group's polyethylene business.
DUPONT PACKAGING & INDUSTRIAL POLYMERS - Three scientists received DuPont's Lavoisier Medal of Achievement in polymers for 2003: Richard Rees, who discovered Surlyn ionomer resins; Rolando Pagilagan, whose development contributions include polymerization and catalysis to toughening of polymeric resins to flame retardation; and Rudolph Pariser, who played a major role in the development of several elastomers with DuPont. DuPont Packaging is based in Wilmington, Del.
INTERNATIONAL RECORDING MEDIA ASSOCIATION - Timothy Gorman was named worldwide director for anti-piracy compliance for the Princeton, N.J.-based trade group.
MICHIGAN MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - The Lansing, Mich.-based trade association awarded Sanford Ring its Special Achievement Award for his work on behalf of the state's tool, die and mold industry. Ring, a lawyer with Dykema Gossett PLLC in Washington, helped form the Coalition for the Advancement of Michigan Tooling Industries and has worked with leading automotive parts suppliers.
OMEGA POLYMER TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The Aurora, Ohio, diversified manufacturer named Walt Temshiv western regional sales manager for Omega Pultrusions and Carsonite International; and Andy Northen European business director.
PACUR - The Oshkosh, Wis., maker of medical-grade rollstock and lenticular lens sheet named Paul Warner account manager and Jack Minton graphic products manager.
RICHMOND TECHNOLOGY INC. - The Houston maker of clean-room flexible packaging named Todd Somers sales and marketing manager.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY - The Southern Regional office of the Washington trade group presented Paul Fournier with the SPI South Distinguished Service Award. Fournier is retired vice president of Witt Plastics Inc., a custom film and sheet rollstock extruder in Greenville, Ohio.
* Color and additive masterbatches firm AMPACET CORP. of Cincinnati named Tanya Briggs market development specialist. ... Compounder TEKNOR APEX CO. of Pawtucket, R.I., named Jushik Yun senior development chemist for its thermoplastic elastomer division. ... Flat dies supplier EXTRUSION DIES INDUSTRIES LLC of Chippewa Falls, Wis., named James Foederer head of direct sales in the northeast United States and eastern Canada. ... TOTAL PLASTICS INC., a Kalamazoo, Mich., fabricator and distributor of store fixtures, named Gordon Motley branch manager and John Hofstra outside sales representative. ... Specialty chemicals firm ENTHONE INC. of West Haven, Conn., named Andreas Moebius research and development fellow. ... Specialty chemicals firm SARTOMER CO. of Exton, Pa., named Steve Edwards business and marketing development manager for the Asia-Pacific region. ... Consulting firm PRINCIPIA PARTNERS of Exton, Pa., named Carl Eckert and Steve Van Kouteren to lead its new branch serving the minerals and reinforcements industries. ... CCL PLASTIC PACKAGING INC. named Jeffrey Hayet director of national accounts. The Middlesex, N.J., firm makes plastic tubes, closures and jars. ... ORBIS CORP., an Oconomowoc, Wis., maker of returnable pallets, named Steve Hoefs customer service director.