ALCOA INC. - The Pittsburgh packaging maker named Mario Longhi to head its new extruded and end-products group, and Joe Muscari to head its new rigid packaging, foil and Asia group. Brian Bauerbach, general manager of laminated products for film maker Alcoa Flexible Packaging in Richmond, Va., received the Outstanding Industrial Technologist Award from the National Association of Industrial Technology.
FERRO CORP. - The Cleveland compounder named James Kirsch chief operating officer and president.
FOCUS DOORS AND WINDOWS - The window and door manufacturer in Longueuil, Quebec, named Robert Doyon chief executive officer and president.
GREAT NORTHERN CORP. - The packaging manufacturer in Appleton, Wis., named Rob Swannell director of new business development for its specialty group, promoted Gary Lawell to Rollguard account manager for the north-central region and named Gary Rietveld an inside sales representative.
GREIF INC. - The blow molder of industrial drums in Delaware, Ohio, promoted Mike Patton to senior vice president for transformation worldwide and Trevor Armstrong to senior vice president, Europe.
INTEK PLASTICS INC. - The profile extruder in Hastings, Minn., named Rob Tracy chief operating officer, Alan Colliander vice president of technology and development, Mike Kinning vice president of sales and Mike Kafczynski manufacturing director, and expanded controller Steve Glienke's duties to include business planning director.
IRIS USA INC. - Mike Marchewka was named vice president of sales for the Pleasant Prairie, Wis., injection molder.
OWENS-ILLINOIS INC. - The packaging firm in Toledo, Ohio, named Raymond Schlaff vice president and chief procurement officer.
PLEXTRONICS INC. - The specialty chemicals manufacturer in Pittsburgh named Richard McCullough chief science officer and Shawn Williams chief technology officer.
PRECISE TECHNOLOGY INC. - Thomas Schleicher was named vice president of sales and marketing for the injection molder in North Versailles, Pa.
ROLLPRINT PACKAGING PRODUCTS INC. - The film converter in Addison, Ill., named Dhuanne Dodrill chief operating officer and president. The firm promoted Doug Dodrill to vice president of technology and Tony Paolino to director of sales and marketing.
SPIREX CORP. - The Youngstown, Ohio, auxiliary equipment maker named Hajime Kasahara general manager for Asia.
STEP2 CO. - The rotational molder in Streetsboro, Ohio, named Bill McCallum vice president of sales.
TOOL GAUGE AND MACHINE WORKS INC. - Jim Lee was named sales and marketing manager for the injection molder in Tacoma, Wash.
VERSAPACK.COM - The packaging maker in Fair Lawn, N.J., named Michael Jiang administrator of its new office in Changzhou, China, known as VersaPackChina.
* BASF CORP., a chemical and resin supplier in Mount Olive, N.J., named Rabeh Elleithy and Mahmoud Ghamen senior technical service representatives and Mitch Willis market development specialist, for the Elastollan thermoplastic polyurethane business in Wyandotte, Mich. ... EPOCH COMPOSITE PRODUCTS INC., a decking maker in Lamar, Mo., named Bill Koll Northwest territory manager. ... KRONES INC., a maker of blow molding machinery in Franklin, Wis., named Ingo Kirsten regional sales manager. ... Film maker and injection molder Tyco Plastics & Adhesives Group in Princeton, N.J., named Gwen Fisher vice president of communications, replacing Jay Pomeroy, who was named vice president of communications of Tyco Engineered Products and Services. ... XALOY INC., a screw and barrel manufacturer based in Pulaski, Va., named Chris Weinrich twin-cylinder product manager.