COOK COMPOSITES AND POLYMERS CO. - The maker of polyester gel coats and coating resins in Kansas City, Mo., named Scott Kaphingst sales director and Tom Faris director of market development, both in the composites division.
KALFACT PLASTICS CO. - The injection molder in Rockford, Mich., named Gilbert Rushlau operations manager.
KELLER PRODUCTS INC. - The profile extruder in Manchester, N.H., named James Decknick vice president of sales and marketing.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON - The Akron, Ohio, school's polymer science department honored Karl Kempf with its Outstanding Alumni Award. Kempf is director of decision technologies and an Intel Fellow at Intel Corp. in Phoenix.
* GRACE PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS, a supplier of catalysts and silica products headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., named Michael Richardson wordwide quality assurance manager for its Darex unit. ... MAR-LEE COS., an injection molder and tool builder based in Leominster, Mass., named Jim Liebke a senior processing engineer. ... SOLAR PRODUCTS INC., a supplier of infrared heaters headquartered in Pompton Lakes, N.J., named Paul Ross vice president of product development.