ALCOA HOME EXTERIORS INC. - The Pittsburgh building products maker named Antonio Alves Rodrigues Pugas vice president of finance.
ALPHA PACKAGING INC. - The St. Louis-based bottle maker named Carol McLerran marketing director and Allan Roby territory manager for the West.
AMCOR AUSTRALASIA LTD. - Managing Director Peter Brown is retiring Dec. 31. Brown oversaw the merger of Amcor Fibre Packaging and Amcor Containers Packaging into Amcor Australasia. Peter Sutton, group general manager, plastic packaging and food cans, who joined Amcor two years ago, will succeed Brown.
AMICON PLASTICS - The Houston custom processor named Ron Annis sales representative and Ruth Reinhardt account manager.
BALL CORP. - The container maker in Broomfield, Colo., named Martin Ruffalo senior vice president of sales for plastic and metal beverage container operations.
BASF CORP. - The resin manufacturer in Mount Olive, N.J., named Edward McKenna business director of its newly formed plastics distribution unit.
BRAMPTON ENGINEERING INC. - The film equipment maker in Brampton, Ontario, named Philip Kwok vice president of sales and Jim Waslowski vice president of marketing and business development.
COMPOSITES FABRICATORS ASSOCIATION - The Arlington, Va., trade association gave Frank Cassis its professional achievement award. Cassis is an industry consultant who helped pioneer the group's technical conference on construction, corrosion and infrastructure. The award will be named in his honor.
DAVIS-STANDARD CORP. - The Pawcatuck, Conn., machinery maker named Mark Woodgate European marketing director of its aftermarket division.
FILM AND BAG FEDERATION - The business unit of the Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., based in Washington, presented its lifetime achievement award to Len Levy. Levy is president and chief executive officer of Poly-Pak Industries Inc. of Melville, N.Y.
GLS CORP. - Louis Maresca was named vice president of operations for the thermoplastic elastomer maker in McHenry, Ill.
GUIDE CORP. - The automotive lighting maker in Pendleton, Ind., announced several appointments: Charles Martin, director of program management and engineering; Bryan Welch, product engineering director; Rich DeMatteo, group manager of business development; and Susan White and Karl Charlson, program managers.
MEESE ORBITRON DUNNE CO. - Robert Dunne was named vice president of sales for the rotational molder in Saddle Brook, N.J. He was general manager.
MULTIVAC INC. - The packing machinery maker in Kansas City, Mo., named Rob Veldhuis a regional sales manager.
NATIONAL TOOLING & MACHINING ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Fort Washington, Md., selected winners in its annual National Apprentice Competition: first place went to Howard Heigter, McAfee Tool & Die Inc., Uniontown, Ohio; second place to Jedidiah Devilbiss, M.S. Willett Inc., Cockeysville, Md.; and third place to Shannon Sears, Overton & Sons Tool & Die, Mooresville, Ind.
NORDENIA USA INC. - The film and sheet maker in Jackson, Mo., named William Burke president and chief operating officer.
ORBIS CORP. - The maker of returnable pallets in Oconomowoc, Wis., named Joe Weiss manufacturing director for the pallet and bulk division. Patrick Feeney was named plant manager of the firm's site in Urbana, Ohio.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington trade group elected officers for its Committee on Equipment Statistics, serving through 2005: Sandy Guthrie, Merritt Davis Corp., chairman; Stephen Petrakis, Sterling Inc., vice chairman; Pat Smith, Maguire Products Inc., auxiliary subcommittee at-large representative; Wolfgang Meyer, SIG Plastics Technologies USA Inc., blow molding chair; Jim Sheely, R&B Machine Tool, blow molding subcommittee at-large representative; Pete Jones, Wexco Corp., components subcommittee chairman; Tom Doland, New Castle Industries Inc., components subcommittee at-large representative; Jim Murphy, Davis-Standard Corp., extrusion subcommittee chairman; Don Shade, Battenfeld of America Inc., extrusion subcommittee at-large representative; Jerry Boggs, Sumitomo Plastics Machinery America, injection subcommittee chairman; and Tim Glassburn, Toshiba Machine Co. of America, injection subcommittee at-large representative.
SYNVENTIVE MOLDING SOLUTIONS INC. - The producer of hot runners in Peabody, Mass., announced several promotions: Mark Moss, senior vice president of sales, marketing and engineering; Bill Hume, senior vice president of operations; and Mitch Gordon, national sales and customer services manager.
WILMINGTON MACHINERY INC. - The maker of foam injection machinery in Wilmington, N.C., named Jeff Newman vice president of sales and marketing and Joe McRoskey manager of research and development.
* D. Robert Roden was named technical manager with CENTURY INC., a toolmaker based in Traverse City, Mich. ... Fluoropolymer producer SOLVAY SOLEXIS INC. in Thorofare, N.J., named Michael Krauss market development specialist for melts and coatings. ... The AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL in Arlington, Va., named Morrie Goodman vice president of communications. ... OSTERMAN & CO., a raw materials supplier in Chesire, Conn., named John Hydeck senior account manager. ... Blown film maker NEW ENGLAND EXTRUSION INC. of Turners Falls, Mass., named Steve Kelly vice president of sales. ... Filling and heat-sealing machinery maker PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES & INSPECTION LLC, based in Tuckahoe, N.Y., named Ronald Klieverik sales manager. ... Vincent Calarco, president of additive supplier CROMPTON CORP. in Middlebury, Conn., received the International Palladium Medal from the Society of the Chemical Industry. The New York-based, international society grants the award to those who have made significant contributions to the industry. ... Blow molding equipment maker ROCHELEAU TOOL & DIE CO. INC. of Fitchburg, Mass., named Ron Vecchio to its sales department. ... Tom Petro was named regional manager for AUTOLIGN MANUFACTURING GROUP, a maker of bumper covers in Milan, Mich. ... FLUORO-SEAL LTD. named Holly Davis to lead its new sales and customer service department. The Houston company treats surfaces to improve barrier and adhesive properties. ... The ASTM INTERNATIONAL in West Conshohocken, Pa., gave its International Award of Merit to George Ouellette Jr. of Basell USA in Elkton, Md. ... Control systems maker BETA LASERMIKE INC. in Dayton, Ohio, named Peter Rinaudo to its marketing team.