AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PLASTICULTURE - The trade group in State College, Pa., named Henry Taber of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, president during the inter-Congress term.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. - The resin maker in Midland, Mich., named Geoffery Merszei executive vice president, effective July 1, and chief financial officer-designate. Merszei will take over Oct. 1 for CFO J. Pedro Reinhard, who will retain his other responsibilities through the end of the year. Merszei now is executive vice president and CFO of Alcan Inc., parent of injection and blow molder Alcan Packaging.
FYPON LTD. - The urethane millwork maker in Archbold, Ohio, named Dave Goulette president.
GEMINI PLASTICS INC. - The injection molder in Fallsington, Pa., named Phil Anderson general manager and Rodger Boland vice president of operations.
MOTOMAN INC. - The robot maker in West Carrollton, Ohio, named Glenn Jackson vice president of global accounts, Don Hemberg vice president of the advanced systems group and Ron Potter senior director of emerging robot markets.
PORTOLA PACKAGING INC. - The closure and container maker in San Jose, Calif., named Brian Bauerbach president and chief executive officer, succeeding Jack Watts, who will be the nonexecutive chairman.
SONOCO PRODUCTS CO. - Harris DeLoach Jr., president and chief executive officer, was named chairman of the packaging film extruder and extrusion blow molder in Hartsville, S.C., replacing Charles Coker, who will retire.
UPONOR NORTH AMERICA INC. - The extruder of cross-linked polyethylene pipe in Apple Valley, Minn., named Wade Peterson vice president of sales and marketing.
VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY - The Blacksburg, Va., university named S. Richard Turner director of its Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute. Turner is a research fellow at Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport, Tenn.
WALTON PLASTICS INC. - The Walton Hills, Ohio, vinyl sheet extruder named Vincent McElhone New England sales representative.
* BLACK CLAWSON CONVERTING MACHINERY INC., a maker of web converting equipment in Fulton, N.Y., named Fred Suppon mechanical engineering manager. ... Dallas chemicals maker CELANESE CORP. named Josh Cheng president of Celanese China in Shanghai. ... CMD CORP., a flexible packaging equipment maker in Apple- ton, Wis., named Mark Zastrow sales and marketing director. ... GN PACKAGING EQUIPMENT, a Mississauga, Ontario-based manufacturer of converting equipment for flexible packaging named Gonzalo Varela a sales representative and Christopher Paul a sales engineer. ... KENNEDY GROUP, a Cleveland-based label maker, named Kevin Marrie sales manager-logistics. ... SPARTECH CORP., a Clayton, Mo.-based compounder, injection molder and extruder of film, sheet and profiles, named Darrell Betz senior vice president of global human resources. ... SUPPLY WINDOW INC., a software maker and engineering firm in Dublin, Calif., named John Zessin chief executive officer and managing partner for its automotive headquarters in Livonia, Mich. ... WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., a manufacturer of auxiliary equipment headquartered in St. Louis, named Peter Gonzalez end-user sales manager for North America.