FLEXAUST CO. INC. - The manufacturer of hose and ducting products based in Warsaw, Ind., named Mike O'Brien national sales manager.
IPL INC. - The plastic and consumer packaging manufacturer based in St. Damien, Quebec, named Serge Bragdon chief executive officer and president succeeding Julien Metivier who is stepping down, but will continue as a board member.
MEESE ORBITRON DUNNE CO. - The rotational molder in Saddle Brook, N.J., named Alan Girard national sales manager of its swimming pool products division and Eastern sales manager of its custom molding and decorative pedestal units.
NORTH AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES GROUP INC. - The composite railroad crosstie maker in Houston named Neal Kaufman chief executive officer and president, succeeding Henry Sullivan, who remains at the company as chief strategist/scientist and will continue to serve on the board.
PLASTIC PIPE AND FITTINGS ASSOCIATION - The Glen Ellyn, Ill., trade group elected board members: President Andy Auvil, vice president and general manager of TempRite products for Noveon Inc. in Brecksville, Ohio; Vice President Jack McDonald, president of Lasco Fittings Inc. in Brownsville, Tenn.; and treasurer Martha Petri, president of Lewis Pipe Co. in Ardmore, Ala. The group also gave its 2005 processor safety awards to Freedom Plastics Inc. of Janesville, Wis.; Lewis Pipe; and NIBCO Inc. of Elkhart, Ind.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named Christopher Kiczek field market development representative for the firm's thermoplastic elastomer division. Ronald Parms and A.J. Fairchild were named sales representatives.
* ARNCO INC., a supplier of polyurethane fill for tires in South Gate, Calif., named Barry Craft technical services manager. ... BODINE ELECTRIC CO., an electric motors and controls manufacturer in Chicago, named Wes Hawkins vice president of manufacturing. ... CHEM-TREND LP, a maker of mold-release agents in Howell, Mich., named Mike Quinn chief executive officer and president. ... MARCHEM PACIFIC INC., a manufacturer of urethane systems, plastisols and urethane adhesives in Orange, Calif., named Greg Collings general manager. ... Janice Rennie rejoined the board of directors of Pittsburgh-based resin and chemicals maker NOVA CHEMICALS CORP., after resigning in December 2004. ... POLYONE CORP., a Cleveland compounder, named Dan Kickel vice president and general manager of its Polymer Coatings Systems business. ... WALL COLMONOY CORP., a heat-transfer technology firm in Madison Heights, Mich., named David Hart sales and marketing manager.