ADVANCED COMPOSITES INC. - The polypropylene compounder in Ann Arbor, Mich. - a subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals America Inc. - named Nick Sampieri global account manager.
AMCOR FLEXIBLES HEALTHCARE - The film extruder in Mundelein, Ill., named Teri Meadow director of personal-care and pharmaceutical sales.
AMERICAN MOLD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION - The trade organization in Roselle, Ill., named Peter Manship president.
ARGOTEC INC. - The film and sheet extruder in Greenfield, Mass., named Bruce Wilby president and named Michael Mosher national sales manager.
BASELL POLYOLEFINS CO. NV - The Elkton, Md., polypropylene producer named Werner Breuers president of Basell Polyolefins Europe, while Just Jansz succeeds Breuers as president of the technology business. Breuers is replacing Robert Genin, who is retiring after 25 years with Basell.
CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INC. - The Basel, Switzerland-based additives maker named Brendan Cummins head of the plastic additives segment.
COPE PLASTICS INC. - The sheet maker in Godfrey, Ill., named James McCormick general manager for the graphics market.
EXOPACK LLC - The film and packaging maker in Spartanburg, S.C., named Stanley Bikulege president and chief executive officer.
KEY PLASTICS LLC - The Farmington Hills, Mich., injection molder named David Roys group president for exterior and under-the-hood products.
LINPAC MATERIALS HANDLING - The injection molder of reusable bulk containers and totes in Georgetown, Ky., named Patrick Huesing to the food and beverage sales group. He is based in Gainsville, Ga.
MACK MOLDING CO. - Carl Bickford was named manager of the injection molder's headquarters plant in Arlington, Vt.
NATIONAL TOOLING AND MACHINING ASSOCIATION - The Fort Washington, Md., trade group named Dan Yahraus chairman, David Dysinger vice chairman, Michael Mittler treasurer and Jeffrey Kelly secretary. Yahraus is president of machining company Modern Industries Inc. of Phoenix.
OWENS CORNING - The manufacturer of building products in Toledo, Ohio, named Raymund Trost vice president and managing director of CSB Europe and Steve Zirkel managing director of CSB Asia.
OWENS-ILLINOIS INC. - The Toldeo, Ohio, packaging firm named Steven McCracken president and chief executive officer.
PCL PACKAGING CORP. - The Barrie, Ontario, film maker announced Bill Swinimer is retiring as chief executive officer but will continue as chairman, and Paul Senov will join the board as executive director.
PENDA CORP. - The thermoformer in Portage, Wis., named Tim Williams vice president of original equipment sales.
POLY HI SOLIDUR INC. - The shapes maker in Fort Wayne, Ind., said Jim Friesen will retire as territory manager at the end of May. The firm also named Craig Dolfuss division controller for the Americas, John Pifer international controller and Mike Ruane a crew manager. The firm named Jeff Hathaway and Beth Pucilowski quality managers, Andre Fischbach operations director for the Americas, Bill Hewitt assistant pressing manager, Wes Kohler process development engineer for the Americas, Scott Moore Southeast territory manager, Bob Roll fabrication product manager and Kevin Vincent inside sales and product manager.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington-based association elected Jane Austin treasurer and Frank Tortorici secretary. Austin is global business director with DuPont Dow Elastomers LLC. Tortorici is a group president with Atofina Chemicals Inc.
SPARTECH CORP. - Named executive vice presidents were Randy Martin-corporate development, David Pocost-technology and administration and Steven Ploeger-custom sheet and rollstock. Martin also will remain chief financial officer. George Abd, currently executive vice president of color and specialty compounds, also will oversee the molded and profile products group. The firm also named three general managers: David Gorenc, Spartech Plastics-north; Scott Morford, Spartech Polycom; and Greg Nagel, Spartech Plastics-central. Clayton, Mo.-based Spartech makes film and sheet, profiles, compounds and engineered thermoplastics.
ZEHRCO-GIANCOLA COMPOSITES INC. - The Ashtabula, Ohio, composites maker named Joseph Rellick sales and marketing president.
* ALCOA CLOSURE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC., an Indianapolis compression and injection molder, named Jose Garibay sales director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He is based in Saltillo, Mexico.