ACCEL COLOR CORP. - The color and additive concentrates maker in North Ridgeville, Ohio, named Mark Clay vice president of market development.
AET FILMS - The film-making unit of Applied Extrusion Technologies Inc., in New Castle, Del., named Matt Rutherford vice president of sales and marketing, succeeding Jim Rich, who will retire at the end of 2005.
BASF CORP. - The chemical and resin supplier in Florham Park, N.J., named Patrick Prevost president of the global performance chemicals operating division, effective Oct. 1. He will be based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Joseph Breunig will succeed Prevost as executive vice president and president of the chemicals, plastics and performance products regional division in North America.
CIGNET LLC - Combined Industrial Group Network LLC of Troy, Mich., named Paul Schapira chief executive officer and president. Cignet's holdings include Glastic Corp., Mold-Rite Tool, Plast-O-Foam, Cignet Electronics SAS and Flight Systems Electronic Group.
M2 ENGINEERING AB - The maker of optical disc production equipment in Stockholm, Sweden, named Andreas Andersson chief operating officer, Martin Brown vice president of sales and marketing, Lars-Gunnar Nilsson vice president of the original equipment manufacturer division, Lars Jonsson vice president of new technologies, Ludvig Bernhardsson and Ulf Bexell vice presidents of sales, Josh Oxley global service manager and GÃ¶ran LombÃ¤ck president of M2 Systems Asia Pacific Co. Ltd.
OSTERMAN & CO. - The compounder and resin supplier in Cheshire, Conn., named Len Azzaro to the board. Azzaro most recently served as president of Pliant Corp.'s flexible packaging division in Schaumburg, Ill.
PATRICIAN PRODUCTS INC. - The supplier of fence filler and lawn and garden products in Hicksville, N.Y., named James Bollman vice president.
POLY VINYL CO. - The custom plastic extruder in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., named Peter Geise president, succeeding Thomas Schnettler, who now is chief executive officer.
ROYAL MOULDINGS LTD. - The Marion, Va., cellular PVC molding- and millwork-making unit of Royal Group Technologies Ltd. of Woodbridge, Ontario, named Arthur Ramey president and chief operating officer.
SOLVAY CHEMICALS INC. - The chemical company in Houston named Richard Hogan chief executive officer and president, succeeding David Birney, who will continue to hold the positions of chief executive officer and president of Solvay America Inc.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON - The Ohio school's polymer science department named Sharell Mikesell its 2005 Outstanding Alumnus. He is executive director of the Ohio Polymer Strategy Council.
WINPAK PORTION PACKAGING INC. - The thermoformer in Langhorne, Pa., named Marty Faye manufacturing director. Jerry Macrito succeeds Faye as manager of the firm's plant in South Chicago Heights, Ill., while Joe Foster was named production manager at the site.
* AMERICAN KUHNE INC., an extrusion equipment maker in Norwich, Conn., named Thomas Oravits chief engineer for reclaim products. ... SPARTECH CORP., a producer of engineered thermoplastic materials, polymeric compounds and molded and profile products in Clayton, Mo., named Victoria Holt to the board. Holt is senior vice president of glass and fiberglass for PPG Industries Inc. of Pittsburgh. ... WOLSTENHOLME INTERNATIONAL INC., a maker of specialty metallic inks, pigments and carbon black dispersions in West Chicago, Ill., named Henry Brooks executive vice president, Nick Rink business development manager, John Erbeck and Joseph Gantner regional sales managers, Elise Balsamo marketing manager and Karen Allaire executive assistant.