AEP INDUSTRIES INC. - The film extruder in South Hackensack, N.J., named Chris Squier division manager for its Proformance Films Group.
AERO HOUSEWARES LLC - The injection molder in Leominster, Mass., named Lara Parrish national sales manager.
ALCOA CLOSURE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL INC. - The compression and injection molder in Indianapolis named Lance Mitchell president.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS - The trade group in Philadelphia named Kenneth Abate president elect. Abate is director of research and development for profile extruder Veka Inc. of Fombell, Pa.
CHROMA CORP. - The color concentrates maker in McHenry, Ill., named Thomas Bolger chief executive officer and president, Thomas Cramer vice president of manufacturing and technology and Gary Bryan vice president of sales and marketing.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC - The extruder manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., named Jerry Warren aftermarket business director.
DEMAG PLASTICS GROUP - The injection molding machine maker in Schwaig, Germany, named Ansgar Jaeger head of marketing and application engineering.
DURAKON INDUSTRIES INC. - The thermoformer in Lapeer, Mich., named Tim Feldbush customer support and sales operations director.
EMPIRE-EMCO INC. - The packaging distributor in Amherst, N.Y., named Gary Burns president, succeeding Joel Lippman, who was named chief executive officer.
ENTEK MANUFACTURING INC. - The extruder maker in Lebanon, Ore., named Kirk Hanawalt vice president and chief operating officer, John Burke operations manager and John Effmann director of sales and marketing.
EUROPEAN PLASTICS RECYCLERS ASSOCIATION - The trade association headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, named board members: President, Bernard Merkx of Schoeller Wavin Systems NV in Vilsteren, Netherlands; Vice Presidents Casper van den Dungen of ITW Polyrecycling GmbH in Weinfelden, Switzerland, and Silvio LÃ¶derbusch of Rethmann Rohstoff GmbH in Lunen, Germany; and Treasurer Helmut Ogulin of VKRÃ–, headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
FREEDONIA GROUP INC. - The market research firm in Cleveland named Tony Ceccoli and Mike Warner business development managers and senior analysts for its subsidiary, Freedonia Custom Research Inc.
FYPON LTD. - The urethane millwork company in Archbold, Ohio, named Tom Riscili president, replacing Dave Goulette, who left the company.
LINPAC MATERIALS HANDLING - The injection molder of reusable bulk containers and totes in Georgetown, Ky., added three members to its automotive staff: Jason Green, engineering; Joe Creeden, sales; and Bruce Hale, business development.
MILACRON INC. - The primary equipment maker in Cincinnati named Herb Hutchison international business development director for its extrusion technologies division.
MPG SERVICE & SALES INC. - The granulator manufacturer in Hillsboro, Texas, named Tandy Garrett national sales manager.
MYERS INDUSTRIES INC. - The diversified manufacturer in Akron, Ohio, named Donald Merril business development vice president. Merril will succeed Gregory Stodnick as chief financial officer and vice president of finance when Stodnick retires in late April. Merril most recently was vice president and CFO with Newell Rubbermaid Inc.'s Rubbermaid Home Products Division in Fairlawn, Ohio.
PACKAGING MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS INSTITUTE - The Arlington, Va., trade group has reorganized into four units, naming Tom Egan vice president of industry services, Jorge Izquierdo vice president of market development, Matthew Croson vice president of member services and communications and Jim Pittas vice president of trade shows.
PATRICIAN PRODUCTS INC. - The supplier of fence filler and lawn and garden products in Hicksville, N.Y., named Angelo Nastovski plant manager.
RECTICEL NORTH AMERICA INC. - The polyurethane spray components maker in Clarkston, Mich., named Arthur Vartanian vice president of sales for its interiors business.
STOPOL INC. - The Solon, Ohio-based auction house and equipment broker named Steve Schroeder vice president of new business development. He most recently was with equipment remanufacturer Epco Machinery LLC in Fremont, Ohio.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named Gaines Hutcheson vice president and business manager of its rubber and chemical divisions.
TOTAL PETROCHEMICALS USA INC. - The Houston plastics and chemicals maker named Mike Goins product manager for its styrenics business and Greg DeKunder product manager for polyethylene.
* AMPACET CORP., a compounder in Tarrytown, N.Y., named Paul Greisinger film market development manager. ... BASF CORP., a chemical and resin supplier in Mount Olive, N.J., named James Peterson national accounts manager for its urethane chemicals business in North America. ... B.B. BRADLEY CO. INC., a Painesville, Ohio, maker of protective foam packaging, named David Loparo purchasing director and David Galanter regional sales director in Columbus, Ohio. ... Lanny Robbins, a retired research fellow at Midland, Mich.-based DOW CHEMICAL CO., was named to the National Academy of Engineering. Also named was Madan Bhasin, a senior scientist with Dow subsidiary Union Carbide Corp. ... FITZ CHEM CORP., a raw materials distributor in Itasca, Ill., named Michael Olsen technical industry manager for Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. ... FORTUNE PLASTICS INC., a film maker in Old Saybrook, Conn., named Brian Chrisom New England sales representative. ... HARWICK STANDARD DISTRIBUTION CORP., a chemical supplier in Akron, Ohio, named Paul Esposito eastern regional manager. ... Lori Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the INTERNATIONAL SIGN ASSOCIATION in Alexandria, Va., has joined the board of the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. ... NOVEON INC., a specialty chemicals producer in Cleveland, named Dale Willis Americas business director for its Estane thermoplastic polyurethane business. ... PLASTICOMP LLC, a compounding equipment and pellet supplier in Winona, Minn., named Eric Lee product manager for its Pushtrusion product line. ... STEINWALL INC., an injection molder in Coon Rapids, Minn., named Scott Voisin engineering project manager.