AMERICAN MOLD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Medinah, Ill., gave its 2005 Mold Builder of the Year Award to William Kushmaul, founder and president of Tech Mold Inc. in Tempe, Ariz.
AMERICAN PROFOL INC. - The maker of cast polyolefin films in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, named Scott Bruner sales and business developmental director.
ARKEMA INC. - The polymer producer in Philadelphia named Patricia McCarthy senior vice president and chief financial officer, Rich Rowe group president of additives worldwide, Frank Tortorici group president of organic peroxides worldwide and Jay Reyher regional group president of technical polymers.
ASSOCIATED PACKAGING TECHNOLOGIES - The thermoformer in Chadds Ford, Pa., named Tom Fields supply chain and procurement director, Eric Schaper technical development director, Jeannine Skelton customer service manager, Sarah Bagby customer service representative, Randy Ketchum account manager and Jennilynn Fanelle marketing analyst.
ASTM INTERNATIONAL - The trade association in West Conshohocken, Pa., has given a 2005 ASTM International Award of Merit to Stephen Sinker, a consultant with SMS Innovations LLC, a materials consulting firm in Lebanon, N.J.
AZEK TRIMBOARDS - Ralph Bruno was named president of the Moosic, Pa.-based cellular PVC trim products division of CPG/Vycom Corp.
BATTENFELD INJECTION MOLDING GMBH - Dietrich Hunold was named managing director of technology for the Meinerzhagen, Germany-based injection molding machine division of SMS Plastics Technology Group.
BOLTARON PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS LLC - The rigid plastic sheet producer in Newcomerstown, Ohio, named James Hutter director of industrial sales and Harley Dakin director of technical support.
BRÜCKNER FORMTECH GMBH - The extrusion machinery maker in Siegsdorg, Germany, named Thomas Langer managing director, succeeding Peter Lechner, who left the company in March. Volker Siebott was named sales director for flat film extrusion lines, and Andreas Kollenda, was named sales manager for China and Southeast Asia.
CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Mississauga, Ontario, will award Robert Schad, founder and chief executive officer of Bolton, Ontario-based Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., its life achievement award.
ERIE PLASTICS CORP. - The Corry, Pa., injection molder named Nello Cumani sales manager for Western and Eastern Europe. He will be based in Udine, Italy.
FOCUS DOORS AND WINDOWS LLC - The window and door manufacturer in Longueuil, Quebec, named Sophie Marquis vice president of human resources.
HUSKY INJECTION MOLDING SYSTEMS LTD. - The injection molding equipment maker in Bolton, Ontario, named Michael Evitts vice president of machines.
KLEERDEX CO. LLC - The thermoplastic alloy sheet producer in Bloomsburg, Pa., named Ronn Cort international business manager.
PLASTICS COLOR CORP. - The supplier of color compounds, concentrates and additives in Somerset, N.J., named Douglas Borgsdorf president, succeeding Raymond Lachapelle, who recently was named chairman.
PW EAGLE INC. - Jerry Dukes, president of the pipe extruder in Eugene, Ore., also has assumed the role of chief executive officer. Chief Financial Officer Scott Long also has been named executive vice president.
REICHHOLD INC. - The unsaturated polyester resins maker in Research Triangle Park, N.C., named Doug Frey executive vice president of global composites.
SIEGEL-ROBERT INC. - The injection molder in St. Louis named Robert Simpson president of its automotive business unit in Farmington Hills, Mich.
TREDEGAR CORP. - The film producer in Richmond, Va., named Nancy Taylor president of Tredegar Film Products.
TOTER INC. - The rotational molder in Statesville, N.C., named John Scott chief executive officer and president. He had been senior vice president of sales and marketing.
UNITED PLASTICS GROUP INC. - The injection molder in Westmont, Ill., named Richard Harris chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer following the resignation of Shannon White.
UNITED SOUTHERN INDUSTRIES INC. - The injection molder in Forest City, N.C., named Jay Bishop vice president and corporate operations manager.
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP. - Ting Tsung Chao, founder of the Houston petrochemicals and polymers maker, was honored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation and the Founders Club for his contributions to the petrochemical community. Also, Joseph Nassif was named vice president of corporate purchasing.
WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER CORP. - The auxiliary equipment maker in Lincoln, R.I., named Lindsay Morriss public relations and advertising manager, succeeding Gundula Hargraves, who is leaving the company after 25 years. Brett Eager was named technical manager for the extrusion group.
* AGY, a fiberglass producer in Aiken, S.C., named Scott Northrup global director of new business development. ... BROWN MACHINE LLC, a thermoforming equipment maker in Beaverton, Mich., named David Cortner national sales manager for cut sheet technologies. ... COMPOSITE COMMUNICATION, a composites industry marketing firm in Toledo, Ohio, named Dick Kaverman a partner, succeeding Bill Bernard, who died in January. ... DAREX, a W.R. Grace & Co. business and a supplier of sealants and coatings in Cambridge, Mass., named Robert Wilson marketing director. ... DEMAG PLASTICS GROUP, an injection molding machine maker in Strongsville, Ohio, named Tony Mass regional sales manager for the Midwest and Northwest. ... EPCO MACHINERY LLC, a machinery maker in Fremont, Ohio, named David Will a regional sales manager. ... MUNCHY INTERNATIONAL LTD., a Worcester, England, maker of plastics recycling machinery, named Alan Ward sales manager and James Langford senior design engineer. ... A. SCHULMAN INC., a compounder in Akron, Ohio, named Scott Russell U.S. color concentrates business manager and Kevin Hicks sales manager for the Polybatch Color & Additives Division. ... TEKNOR APEX CO., a custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named Michael Renzi a sales representative for southern New England for the vinyl unit; and Elizabeth Ponte sales engineer and Sachin Sakhalkar new business development manager for the thermoplastic elastomers unit. ... ACS GROUP, an auxiliary equipment maker in Wood Dale, Ill., named Bill Lohan materials manager. ... AIS CONTAINER HANDLING, a maker of container-handling equipment in Dutton, Mich., named Ann Idalski materials supervisor. ... Reiner Bunnenberg was named senior vice president and Johann Ertl was named technical manager of BERSTORFF CORP., a Florence, Ky., maker of compounding and sheet extruders.