ABCD PLASTICS LTD. - The vacuum former and polyurethane molder in Oldbury, England, named Paul Tulloch business development manager.
AMCOR LTD. - The packaging producer in Melbourne, Australia, named Bas Pije sales director of the PET division's research and development center in Brecht, Belgium.
CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES - The Muttenz, Switzerland, supplier of color and additive masterbatches, announced changes in operations in North America. The company named Steve Snow senior vice president, Jim Brinks and Bill Crawford will manage the western and eastern United States, respectively, and Dragos Gavriluta will manage Canada.
FLAMBEAU INC. - The injection and blow molder in Baraboo, Wis., promoted Rich Rodriguez to sales manager for the automotive group and assigned him the Auburn Hills, Mich., sales and engineering office.
GI PLASTEK - The Newburyport, Mass., injection molder named Lee Falgoust director of sales and marketing.
KELLER AND HECKMAN LLP - The Washington law firm named John Eldred to head its new office in Shanghai, China.
MACK MOLDING CO. - The injection molder in Arlington, Vt., named Harry Gutheil finance director. The firm also named Richard Van Lint materials manager for its plant in Cavendish, Vt.
OWENS-ILLINOIS INC. - The packaging firm in Toledo, Ohio, named Philip Rubin vice president of global integration and transformation, and Carol Gee chief communications officer.
PACKAGING AND INDUSTRIAL FILMS ASSOCIATION - Jim Pugh retired as chief executive officer of the Nottingham, England-based trade group and was replaced by David Tyson, marketing director of Amcor Flexibles of Barnwood, England.
PAULSON TRAINING PROGRAMS INC. - Obinion Corp., led by President Arnold Vermeijden in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was named European representative for the training services company in Chester, Conn.
PLASTICSEUROPE - The Brussels, Belgium-based polymer trade group, formerly the Association of Polymer Manufacturers in Europe, named several directors: Jan-Erik Johansson, northern region; Antonio Limones, Spain and Portugal; Peter Orth, central region; Alain Chapelle, western region; and Giuseppe Riva, Mediterranean region.
RJG INC. - The Traverse City, Mich., training and software supplier to injection molders promoted Ken Fassett to global sales manager, and named Scott Van Hoven national sales manager and Steve Zenner regional sales manager.
VICTORY PLASTICS INTERNATIONAL - The film extruder in Haverhill, Mass., named Paul Kolis vice president of operations and technology.
WAVIN PLASTICS LTD. - The pipe maker in Chippenham, England, named Calum Forsyth managing director.
* BASF CORP., a chemical and resin supplier in Mount Olive, N.J., named Gregory Masica manufacturing director for its engineering plastics business in Wyandotte, Mich. Also, Executive Vice President Frank McKulka received the National Paint & Coatings Association's Heckel award, which recognizes individual contributions to advancing industry goals. ... BASF AG, a chemical and resin supplier in Ludwigshafen, Germany, named Michael Vassiliadis to the supervisory board, succeeding Jurgen Walter, who retired. ... BLACK CLAWSON CONVERTING MACHINERY INC., a web converting equipment maker in Fulton, N.Y., named Keon Wild vice president of product safety, succeeding Alex Smart, who retired. ... BUSCH INC., a Virginia Beach, Va.-based maker of vacuum pumps and systems for the meat-packaging and food-processing industries, named Charles Kane president. ... Rory Wolf, vice president of business development for Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based packaging equipment supplier ENERCON INDUSTRIES CORP., received the 2004 TAPPI Place division leadership and service award and the Andreas G. Ahlbrandt prize, given for diligent work for the conversters technical group or division committees. ... EPOCH COMPOSITE PRODUCTS INC., a decking maker in Lamar, Mo., named Michael O'Dell western region manager. ... MILACRON INC., a primary equipment maker in Cincinnati, named Sallie Bailey a director. Bailey is senior vice president of finance and controller at Timken Co. in Canton, Ohio. ... PAULSON TRAINING PROGRAMS INC., a training services company in Chester, Conn., named Christine Cross vice president. ... REPSOL YPF, a petrochemcials group in Madrid, Spain, named Antonio Brufau chairman, replacing Alfonso Cortina, who stepped down. ... SHUTTLEWORTH INC., a conveyor maker in Huntington, Ind., promoted Breton Ranc to vice president of technical operations. ... TICONA, the Kelsterbach, Germany-based engineering polymers business of Frank- furt, Germany-based Celanese AG, named Michael Oberste-Wilms European sales manager. ... VORIDIAN, the Zug, Switzerland, polyethylene and PET division of Kingsport, Tenn.-based Eastman Chemical Co., named Stephen Short European sales director for the polymer business group. ... WESTCHESTER PLASTICS, a compounder in Wapakoneta, Ohio, named Ron Gasior plant manager. ... CYCLICS CORP., a resin maker in Schenectady, N.Y., named Barry Aubrey account manager for rotomolding. ... DAK AMERICAS LLC, a resin supplier in Charlotte, N.C., named Kevin Harrison technical marketing representative. ... ENTHONE INC., a specialty chemicals supplier in West Haven, Conn., named Huub van Dun president. Enthone is a business of Cookson Electronics Group. ... GUILL TOOL & ENGINEERING CO. INC., an extrusion tooling maker in West Warwick, R.I., named Hunter Kissam sales account executive for the mid-Atlantic region. ... JACO PRODUCTS CO., an injection molder in Cleveland, named William Carter outside sales representative. ... MASCO CORP., a maker of building products in Taylor, Mich., named Dennis Archer, chairman of Dickinson Wright PLLC, to the board as a director. ... PLASTIC SOLUTIONS INC., an injection molder in South Bend, Ind., named Thomas Crose sales associate for the Conn., R.I., and Maine territories.