BAMBERGER POLYMERS INC. - The resin distributor in Jericho, N.Y., named the president and chief operating officer, Lawrence Ubertini, chief executive officer.
BRAUNFORM INC. - The new North American injection molder and mold-making division of Balingen, Germany-based Braun Formenbau GmbH in Pinellas Park, Fla., named Ron Cisliek vice president, responsible for sales and service for the United States and Canada.
EUROPACKAGING LLC - The film and bag maker in Salem, N.H., named Gary Penna general manager. Eric Ginsberg was named sales manager.
FLAMBEAU INC. - The injection and blow molder in Baraboo, Wis., named Bob Terlep vice president of sales and marketing for the automotive group.
INLAND TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The injection molder and mold maker in Fontana, Calif., has been named a finalist in the annual Leaders of Distinction competition, sponsored by The Business Press of Riverside, Calif. ITI co-founders Gary Hengeveld and Glenn Crossno also were nominated for their leadership achievements in humanitarian, innovation/pioneer and lifetime achievement categories.
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORP. - The building products firm in Huntersville, N.C., named Harold Stanton executive vice president, specialty products and sales.
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. - The automotive supplier in Aurora, Ontario, named Mark Hogan president.
MCNALLY COMPOSITES MANAGEMENT - Steve McNally is offering management consulting services to the composites industry through his newly created, Newburyport, Mass., firm.
OMNIFLEX - The film and composites maker in Greenfield, Mass., named William Bates global sales director for the specialty film and sheet extrusion business.
PVC CONTAINER CORP. - The plastic container producer in Eatontown, N.J., said Phillip Friedman is resigning as president and chief executive officer and assuming the role of chairman. He is being replaced by William Bergen, who will also serve as a director.
REXAM CLOSURES & CONTAINERS - The packaging maker in Evansville, Ind., named Norman Carlson corporate quality officer.
SML MASCHINENGESELLSCHAFT MBH - The extrusion equipment maker in Lenzing, Austria, named Karl St"ger managing director replacing Bruno Haider, who retired in early August.
TECH GROUP - The injection molder in Scottsdale, Ariz., announced that it has created two business units. Tom Podesta, vice president-sales and marketing, health care, will lead the new Healthcare Unit while Mike Treadaway, vice president-sales and marketing, consumer, will lead the new Consumer Products Business Unit.
TEKNOR COLOR CO. - The color concentrates firm in Pawtucket, R.I., appointed Teknor Apex Co. Vice President Louis Cappucci vice president and business manager of Teknor Color.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON - Stephen Cheng, chair of the Department of Polymer Science and Robert C. Musson Trustees Professor of Polymer Science at the Akron, Ohio, university, will be awarded the TA Instrument ICTAC award from the International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry at the group's conference, being held Sept. 12-19.
WEATHERCHEM CORP. - The injection molder in Twinsburg, Ohio, named Jennifer Altstadt president.
ATOFINA CHEMICALS INC., a polymer producer in Philadelphia, has expanded the role of Andre Berry, currently the market manager for oil and gas, to include natural gas piping, and Ken Rittenhouse will assume North America marketing responsibilities for Pebax resins. ... AVALON VISION SOLUTIONS LLC, a mold-monitoring company in Atlanta, named Peter Kepf business development manager. ... B.B. BRADLEY CO., a foam packaging maker in Painesville, Ohio, named Thomas Strailey to the sales staff. ... CFC INTERNATIONAL INC., a holographic and specialty coated film maker in Chicago Heights, Ill., named Andreas Brans European sales director. ... CHEMLINE INC., an industrial coating and resin manufacturer in St. Louis, named Frank McCracken operations manager and controller. ... CYRO INDUSTRIES, an acrylic sheet maker in Rockaway, N.J., named Holger Tinz, of Degussa AG's Methacrylates Business Unit, RÃ¶hm GmbH, medical market specialist, modified acrylic polymers for the United States. ... EXCEL POLYMERS LLC, a provider of elastomer materials and additives in Solon, Ohio, named Henry Ashton director of product development. Also named are Laurel Manthey, sales and marketing and Mark Ewing, sales. ... HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS SA, an injection molding equipment maker in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, named Thomas HartkÃ¤mper general manager of its technical center there. ... LINDEN INDUSTRIES INC., a polyurethane machinery maker in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, named Kirk Kooiman a sales representative. ... MAAG PUMP SYSTEMS TEXTRON INC., an auxiliary equipment maker in Charlotte, N.C., named Pat Wait engineering and field service manager. ... NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, a trade association in Washington, named Beth Solomon associate director, media relations.