A. SCHULMAN INC. - The compounder in Akron, Ohio, named Barry Rhodes executive vice president and chief operating officer for North America.
AMERICAN MOLD BUILDERS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Medinah, Ill., awarded Roger Klouda the 2006 Mold Builder of the Year Award. Klouda is president of MSI Mold Builders Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
AXEL PLASTICS RESEARCH LABORATORIES INC. - The maker of mold-release agents and additives in Woodside, N.Y., named Thomas Preisel sales and marketing director.
COVALENCE SPECIALTY MATERIALS CORP. - The film maker in Princeton, N.J., named David Graziosi executive vice president and chief financial officer and Gail Lehman vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Covalence is the former plastics and adhesives division of Tyco International Ltd.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. - The resin maker in Midland, Mich., named Diego Donoso commercial director for its plastics business in Latin America. He will be based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
GAMER PACKAGING INC. - The rigid packaging distributor in Minneapolis named Greg West regional West Coast sales manager.
MACK MOLDING CO. - The injection molder in Arlington, Vt., named Jim Anderson an account manager.
PLASTICS COLOR CORP. - The maker of masterbatches and custom colorants in Calumet City, Ill., named Wes Woldt operations manager.
PRECISION AIRCONVEY CORP. - The maker of pneumatic conveying equipment in Newark, Del., named Tom Clark operations manager.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS - The trade association in Brookfield, Conn., gave Larry Nunnery its 2006 Business Management Award. Nunnery is chairman and chief executive officer of Bulk Molding Compounds Inc. in West Chicago, Ill.
UNITED SOUTHERN INDUSTRIES INC. - The injection molder in Forest City, N.C., named Jeff McEntyre program management director.
VALLEY INDUSTRIAL PLASTICS INC. - The injection molder in Winchester, Va., named Joe Germy general manager of sales.
* CIMX LLC, a software maker in Cincinnati, named Kristin McLane president and Pamela McCudden operations manager. ... Composites Manufacturing, the magazine of the American Composites Manufacturers Association in Arlington, Va., gave its 2005 Excellence & Innovation Award for Plant/Project Management to three employees of ALCAN BALTEK CORP., a supplier of balsa core material in Northvale, N.J.: plantation manager Juan Martinez, raw material manager Mario Pescarolo and continuous improvement manager Jean Louis Solari. ... HARRIS NESBITT, an investment and corporate bank subsidiary of Harris Financial Corp. in Chicago, named Douglas Lawson managing director of its packaging investment banking practice. ... MOTION INDUSTRIES INC., a distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operation replacement parts in Birmingham, Ala., named Gary Garris vice president of distribution center operations and corporate logistics, Linda Price vice president of marketing and advertising, Gerald Sourbeer vice president of corporate accounts and Mark Thompson vice president of corporate services and sales support. ... NOVAPAK CORP., a bottle blow molder in Eatontown, N.J., named Richard Davis regional sales manager. ... R.A. JONES & CO. INC., a supplier of packaging equipment in Covington, Ky., named Tami VanVooren national manager of food accounts.
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