COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL PLASTICS ASSOCIATIONS DIRECTORS - The group named Claudio Celata secretary general at its annual assembly in Richmond, England. Celata is managing director of Assocomaplast, the Italian plastics industry association in Milan, Italy. The following were named to the coordinating committee: Yukio Fukuoka of the Tokyo-based Japan Plastics Industry Federation; Peter Davis of the British Plastics Federation in London; Donald Duncan of the Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.; and Angel Oria of Anipac, the Mexico City-based trade association.
DOW AUTOMOTIVE - The automotive materials business in Auburn Hills, Mich., named Paul Turner vice president of sales and service.
MUÃOZ INVESTMENT BANKING LLC - The Arlington, Va., banking firm with a specialty in plastics and chemical industries named Volker Huelck an associate. Huelck will work from his office in Kelkheim, Germany.
NYPRO INC. - The Clinton, Mass., injection molder named Brian Jones chief executive officer. Jones had served as president since January 2002.
PERFECT PLASTIC PRINTING CORP. - The credit card maker in St. Charles, Ill., named Dave Moser vice president of sales.
PLASTICS INSTITUTE OF AMERICA INC. - The nonprofit research group in Lowell, Mass., named the first recipients of its Team Member Awards to honor spouses, companions or key associates of Plastics Hall of Fame members. Patsy Beall, wife of 1997 inductee Glenn Beall; Joan Deanin, wife of 2000 inductee Rudolph Deanin; Nancy Estabrook, wife of 2003 inductee F. Reed Estabrook Jr.; Miriam Gigliotti, wife of 2003 inductee Michael Gigliotti; Virginia Rosato, wife of 2003 inductee Dominick Rosato; Donna Belcher, wife of 2003 inductee Sam Belcher; Sue Kretzschmar, wife of 2003 inductee John Kretzschmar; and Irene Spaak, wife of 2003 inductee Albert Spaak.
SMYTH COS. INC. - The package labeling firm in St. Paul, Minn., named Stephen Clysdale director of in-mold products.
TREDEGAR CORP. - The film extruder in Richmond, Va., named Michael Giancaspro vice president of business development. Giancaspro had worked for Tredegar from 1989-2000, last serving as vice president of corporate development.
* GEFRAN ISI INC., a Winchester, Mass., maker of extrusion melt-pressure sensors and control instrumentation, named Anthony Milone regional sales manager of the Midwest. ... ECKART AMERICA LP of Louisville, Ky., named David Boone account manager. The firm specializes in metallic and special-effect products for plastics. ... FACTS INC., a Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, maker of integrated process-control systems, named Jen Sisson its marketing coordinator. ... Auxiliary equipment maker ACS GROUP of Wood Dale, Ill., named Mike Mueller manager of its Economizer line and Mauro Apostoli now is manager of the ACS Automation line. .... Resin maker BASF CORP. in Mount Olive, N.J., announced the following appointments for its polyurethanes regional business unit: Lori Goucher, operations manager for MDI; Dave Beckwith, capital program and technology manager; and Bill Dieter, market development specialist for Elastocell. ... KURZ-KASCH INC., a diversified molder in Dayton, Ohio, named Bob Farrell and Kevin Sweeney to its engineering staff. ... Custom injection molder OCTEX CORP. of Sarasota, Fla., announced the following appointments: Roger Hornick, business development manager; Trent Shelby, project engineer; and Erik Hillier, scheduling and purchasing coordinator. ... Bag maker STORSACK INC. of Macon, Ga., named Brooks Walden and Tim Wegner sales managers. ... Continuous-strand fiberglass maker PPG INDUSTRIES INC. of Pittsburgh named the following general managers: Terry Fry, overseeing global electronics and leader for the fiberglass business in the Asia-Pacific region; Bernard Ouimette, overseeing the global general industrial segment and regional leader for the Americas; and Horst Koch, general manger of global thermoplastics and regional leader for Europe. Joseph Stas was named fiberglass operations director. ... HITCO CARBON COMPOSITES INC. in Gardena, Calif., named B.J. Schramm chief operating officer and Anthony Lawson a vice president. ... Film converter MULTI-PLASTICS INC. named Tim Gaffney product manager for its packaging films division. ... Polyurethane engineering firm HYPERLAST LTD. of Derbyshire, England, named Gwyn Pickering business development manager-plasticizers.