AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS - The St. Joseph, Mich.-based trade association presented Dale Heermann with the 2005 Hancor soil and water engineering award, for his contribution to irrigation water management, during its July annual meeting. ASAE and pipe maker Hancor Inc. of Findlay, Ohio, co-sponsor the award.
CONFORMA CLAD INC. - The auxiliary equipment maker in New Albany, Ind., named Dick Alguire international plastics sales director.
COPERION GROUP - The maker of compounding extruders in Stuttgart, Germany, appointed Manfred Eiden chief executive officer, effective Sept. 1, succeeding interim CEO Wolfgang-Dietrich Hein.
ENTEK MANUFACTURING INC. - The extruder manufacturer in Lebanon, Ore., named John Effmann marketing manager.
GE PLASTICS - The Pittsfield, Mass., unit of General Electric Co. named Brian Gladden vice president and general manager of Lexan Resin and Global Product Cos.
GLYCON CORP. - The screw and barrel manufacturer in Tecumseh, Mich., named H. Lee Prettyman treasurer and vice president of operations, and Jonathan Kuhman secretary and vice president of engineering and technology.
HOMMER TOOL & MFG. INC. - The supplier of custom tooling components in Arlington Heights, Ill., named John Pessaro to Hommer's operations team.
IPEX INC. - The pipe extruder in Don Mills, Ontario, named Paul Graddon chairman. He has served as president and chief executive officer since 1992.
LINPAC MATERIALS HANDLING - The injection molder of reusable bulk containers and totes in Georgetown, Ky., named Stuart Hayden plant manager, and Brigitte Mader marketing specialist, focusing on the automotive industry.
NEW ENGLAND EXTRUSION INC. - The film maker in Turners Falls, Mass., named Patrick Morrissey production manager.
OSTERMAN & CO. - The resin supplier in Cheshire, Conn., has added several representatives: Mike Tyler for Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennesee; Brett Phares for the northern Midwest; Courtney Hays, the Midwest for the Engineered Polymers Industries division; Norm Zanetti, the Northeast; Zina Ganz, the Midwest; and Bob Spye, the West Coast. Matt Kerns was named technical sales support.
OTTER TAIL CORP. - The publicly traded firm in Fergus Falls, Minn., with plastics subsidiaries that include thermoforming and PVC pipe extrusion, named Lori Talafous vice president of human resources and strategy.
SOLO CUP CO. - The disposable food-service product manufacturer in Highland Park, Ill., named Neville Rademeyer chief information officer.
* AAKASH CHEMICALS & DYE-STUFFS INC., a specialty chemicals maker in Glendale Heights, Ill., named Peter Stewart vice president of specialty chemicals. ... ALBIS PLASTICS CORP., a custom compounder in Rosenberg, Texas, named William Porter and Jim Peet sales and market development leaders. ... B.B. BRADLEY CO. INC., a foam packaging maker in Painesville, Ohio, named Carol Parkinson to the engineering department. ... BASF CORP., a chemical and resin supplier in Florham Park, N.C., named Jeffrey Lou industry manager for the intermediates business in North America. ... BOY MACHINES INC., a maker of injection molding machines in Exton, Pa., named Kenneth Bush process engineering manager. ... CASTER CONCEPTS INC., a manufacturer of casters and wheels in Albion, Mich., named A.J. Harr sales representative for Ohio, western New York and western Pennsylvania. ... CELANESE CORP., a chemicals maker in Dallas, announced that Executive Vice President Lyndon Cole has added responsibility for all of Asia. Cole is also Ticona president. The company named John O'Dwyer president of the acetyls business, and Tim Fiore supply management senior vice president. ... DEMAG PLASTICS GROUP, an injection molding machine manufacturer in Strongsville, Ohio, named Michael Leipold manager of automation. ... FKI LOGISTEX NORTH AMERICA, a maker of materials-handling equipment in St. Louis, named Gary Savarese project manager in its northeast regional office. ... KEY FILTERS INC., a maker of screen changers in Woonsocket, R.I., named Nancy Brant sales manager. ... KRONES INC., a blow molding machinery maker in Franklin, Wis., named Andrew Fratianni product manager for Krones Process Engineering, Brewhouse Technology division. ... RAYVEN INC., a laminating, coating and converting services provider in St. Paul, Minn., named Richard Darud national sales representative for release liners.