ASSOCIATED PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES - The thermoformer in Jupiter, Fla., named Mark Staton chief executive officer, succeeding founder and CEO Chuck Buff, who will remain on the board. Staton was executive vice president-Americas for Finnish packaging maker HuhtamÃ¤ki Oyj.
AXXICON MOULDS HELMOND BV - The Helmond, Netherlands-based precision mold maker named Maurits van Linder and John van der Laan sales representatives.
BEMIS MANUFACTURING CO. - The injection molder in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., named Norman Giertz president of the proprietary products group.
BRITISH VITA PLC - The Manchester, England-based compounder and producer of sheet and foam named Keith Bradshaw business development director for its foam/nonwovens division. Jacques Potier, general manager of Vita's French foam polymers business, succeeds Bradshaw in his role developing foam business in Eastern and central Europe. Chris Hopkinson was named business development director of the industrial polymers division. He had managed Vita's color masterbatch, thermoplastic elastomers and moldings businesses in Europe.
ENSINGER LTD. - The injection molder and profile extruder based in Llantrisant, Wales, named John Belling its United Kingdom branch development manager and Gary Page sales manager for its building products division.
EPOCH COMPOSITE PRODUCTS INC. - The decking maker in Lamar, Mo., named Erik Flick Midwest manager/product manager.
EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL CO. - The resin maker in Houston named Irwin Levowitz global sales manager for polyethylene.
FORTUNE PLASTICS INC. - The film maker in Old Saybrook, Conn., named Edward Gillespie president, succeeding John Duhig, who now is nonexecutive chairman.
HEYWOOD WILLIAMS GROUP PLC - The Huddersfield, England, maker of PVC windows and pipes named Robert Barr chief executive. Barr was managing director of medical-device molder Bespak plc of London, and chief operating officer of building products firm Kingspan Group plc of Kingscourt, Ireland. He succeeds executive chairman Roger Boyes.
HUHTAMÃKI OYJ - Heikki Takanen, chief purchasing officer of Electrolux AB, was named chief executive officer of Espoo, Finland-based HuhtamÃ¤ki's global consumer packaging group. He will take over Sept. 1 from Timo Peltola, who is stepping down after 16 years in the post.
MASON PINDER TOOLMAKERS LTD. - The Doncaster, England-based mold maker named Tim Burkill technical sales manager for injection molding tools.
MEDTECH GROUP INC. - George Blank, president of the South Plainfield, N.J., medical-device maker, was named one of Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine's 100 notable people.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS - The Washington trade association named John Engler chief executive officer and president, effective Oct. 1. Engler is former governor of Michigan and succeeds outgoing NAM President Jerry Jasinowski.
PANNONPLAST PLC - Csaba Zolt n has replaced J nos Illessy as president and chief executive officer of the Budapest, Hungary, injection molder and maker of sheet, pipe and packaging. Kriszti n Orb n was named strategy director.
PERLOS CORP. - The NurmijÃ¤rvi, Finland-based injection molder said Kari Sainio resigned as president of its pharmaceutical division, Perlos Pharma. He was replaced by Jouni Pohjonen.
PRESSAC PLC - Jane Aikman was named group finance director of automotive and telecommunications for the injection molder of electronic components in Nottingham, England, replacing Derek Walter, who resigned.
QUADRANT AG - The engineering plastics and composites company in Zurich, Switzerland, named director Adrian Niggli chairman. Luigi Borla, a retired senior executive from Alusuisse Lonza Group Ltd., was elected a director.
REXAM PLC - Stefan Angwald was named chief executive officer of the London-based consumer packaging producer, following the resignation of RÃ¶lf Borjesson. Andrew Mills was named group communications director.
SARNA POLYMER HOLDING INC. - Fritz Studer was named chairman of the Sarnen, Switzerland-based injection molder, replacing Walter Meyer, who retired.
WAVIN PLASTICS LTD. - The Chippenham, England-based pipe maker named David Jones sales director.
* Instrument maker AMETEK INC. of Paoli, Pa., named Harold Preben Caroe vice president and general manager of the test and calibration instruments division. ... DEMAG PLASTICS GROUP INC., an injection molding machine maker in Strongsville, Ohio, named Al Hilt operational business development manager and Donal Cummins product manager for El-Exis and Multi Series machines. ... GEFRAN ISI INC., a maker of extrusion melt-pressure sensors and control instrumen- tation in Winchester, Mass., named Ray Ryan quality manager. ... ONSRUD CUTTER LP, a maker of cutting tools in Libertyville, Ill., named Marybeth Thomas sales and marketing assistant. ... PRESSCO TECHNOLOGY INC., a maker of computer vision inspection and process analysis systems in Cleveland, named Fritz Awig vice president of customer support engineering. ... The Dudelange, Luxembourg-based subsidiary of press maker HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD. of Bolton, Ontario, named Volker Neuber vice president of sales and service for Western Europe. Neuber was managing director of GE Plastics Germany. ... Paul Borszowski was named general manager of United Kingdom operations, replacing Stephen Jacques, who left the firm. ... BERSTORFF GMBH, a Hanover, Germany-based extrusion equipment supplier, named Joachim Meyke product manager for foam extrusion machinery. ... Machinery maker KRAUSS-MAFFEI KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH of Munich, Germany, named Axel Wiemers general sales manager of the injection molding division. ... Leverkusen, Germany-based BAYER AG named Matthias Zachert chief financial officer of NewCo, a spinoff that includes Bayer's ABS, nylon and polybutylene terephthalate businesses. ... DSM ENGINEERING PLASTICS EUROPE in Geleen, Netherlands, named Anne Bergsma general product manager and Paul Habets application development manager, both for Stanyl polyamide in Europe. Habets was senior project manager for plastics and packaging at Philips Consumer Electronics.