AKRO-MILS - The manufacturer of plastic storage and transport products named David Grider general manager. The company is headquartered in Akron, Ohio.
ASSOCIATION OF ROTATIONAL MOLDERS INTERNATIONAL - The trade group, based in Oak Brook, Ill., named Daven Claerbout president. Claerbout is sales director and co-owner of Dutchland Plastics Corp. The following were elected as officers: Joe Strzegowski of Hardigg Industries Inc., vice president; Mike Dorsey of Meese Orbitron Dunne Co., secretary and treasurer. The following were elected to the board of directors: John Bielby, Bonar Plastics Inc.; Jeff Dunne, N.E.O Plastics Co.; Conchita Miranda, Miraplastik SA de CV; George Winter, H. Muehlstein & Co./Channel Polymers.
CHROMA CORP. - The color concentrates maker, based in McHenry, Ill., named Gary Bryan president and chief operating officer, replacing John Ward, who retired.
CINPRES GAS INJECTION INC. - The supplier of gas-assisted molding technology in Ann Arbor, Mich., named Kevin Brady national sales manager.
DUPONT CO. - The Wilmington, Del., chemicals company named Douglas Smith market segment manager for its custom liquid colorants and fine particle dispersions business.
ENGEL MACHINERY INC. - The injection press manufacturer based in Guelph, Ontario, named Franz Strohmaier executive vice president for engineering and operations.
EXTRUSION DIES INDUSTRIES LLC - The toolmaker in Chippewa Falls, Wis., named Dennis Paradise North American sales manager for its line of flat-die systems.
ORC PLASTICS - The thermoset molder and compounder, based in Charlotte, N.C., named Jim Gregory and Dan Coleman sales engineers for its operations in Lafayette, Ind.
OWENS-ILLINOIS INC. - The Toledo, Ohio-based packaging firm named Terry Wilkison and Thomas Young interim co-chief executive officers, replacing Joseph Lemieux, who retired at the end of 2003. Lemieux will remain chairman of the company.
POLYZEN INC. - The medical products firm in Apex, N.C., named Jim Gallion production and process manager.
SPECIALTY MANUFACTURING INC. - Jack Schrieffer joined the San Diego-based custom thermoformer as engineering manager.
* Drives and motion control firm BOSCH REXROTH AG of Lohr, Germany, announced that President Winfried Witte will retire April 30. Manfred Grundke will replace Witte. Grundke currently is executive vice president for sales automation and president of the firm's electric drives and controls unit. ... Cable wraps and fillers producer PLYMKRAFT INC. of Newport News, Va., named Jerry McGinnis chief operating officer. McGinnis will become chief executive officer in March, upon the retirement of Norm Bergeron, the current CEO. ...Vinyl window maker SUNRISE WINDOWS LTD. of Temperance, Mich., named Mike Roncato national sales manager. ... Pigment and chemical dispersions firm PLASTICOLORS INC. in Ashtabula, Ohio, announced the following appointments as it restructures its sales and marketing departments: Mark Lodwick, sales director; Larry Haines, marketing director; Liz Campbell, product development manager; Marty Holden, market development manager; and Brian Czuchra, technical marketing specialist. Kathy Koski was named process engineer and Tim Ferguson was named sales engineer. Benjamin Arnold and Peter Gall were named technical service representatives. ... Colorants maker COLORS FOR PLASTICS INC. of Elk Grove Village, Ill., named Ron Hulbert sales coordinator. ... Metallic and special-effect products maker ECKART AMERICA LP in Louisville, Ky., named Frank Jischke general manager of its headquarters operations. ... Specialty chemicals firm ELIOKEM INC., based in Villejust, France, named Robert Smith plant manager for its facility in Akron, Ohio. Smith replaces Jarry Persinger, who is retiring. ... Laminate and container maker INTRAPAC CORP. of Dons Mills, Ontario, named Neal Denney vice president of business development. ... Optical disc production systems firm M2 ENGINEERING AB of Stockholm, Sweden, named Fredrik Grivans vice president of sales and marketing. ... HARVIN REACTION TECHNOLOGY INC. of Greensboro, N.C., named Scott Lange production manager. The firm specializes in polyether and polyester polyols for urethane.