ASHLAND INC. - The specialty chemical company in Dublin, Ohio, named Luca Fontana chief technology officer.
AXSON GROUP - The resin and composite material manufacturer in St.-Ouen l'AumÃ´ne, France, named Patrick Blosse executive vice president of global sales and marketing.
CMD CORP. - The flexible packaging equipment maker in Appleton, Wis., named Timothy Lewis vice president of marketing and sales.
COPERION CORP. - The Ramsey, N.J.-based manufacturer of compounding extrusion equipment named Rod Harris business unit manager of Waeschle components for the North American Free Trade Agreement region.
CYCLICS CORP. - The resin maker in Schenectady, N.Y., named Glenn Decker chairman. Gary Faler and Roman Eder were named directors.
DYNEON LLC - The fluoropolymer producer in Oakdale, Minn., named Janice Bennett national sales manager and Claude Lavallee senior research specialist, both for specialty additives.
EKATO CORP. - The agitator manufacturer in Ramsey, N.J., named Rui Soares sales and marketing manager.
KELLER AND HECKMAN LLP - Food-contact material experts Luigi Rossi and Rinus Rijk joined the Washington law firm in its Brussels, Belgium, office.
KRAUSS-MAFFEI KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH - The machinery manufacturer in Munich, Germany, named Franz Grajewski development director for injection molding and extrusion. Alois Schmid was named general manager and Franz Fureder general sales manager, both for the firm's extrusion division. Ulrich BÃ¤r was named head of supply management and Marc Glabisch head of international sales.
MERCURY EXCELUM INC. - The manufacturer of vinyl window, fence and rail products in East Windsor, Conn., named Harley Hill fence and facilities manager.
MOLD-MASTERS LTD. - The hot-runner maker in Georgetown, Ontario, named Christopher Bullock North American sales director.
POLYMER PARTNERS LLC - The compounder in Henderson, Ky., named Blaise Codispoti president.
POLYONE CORP. - The plastics compounder in Avon Lake, Ohio, named Dario Cardenas general manager for its operations in Mexico and South America.
PORTOLA PACKAGING INC. - The closure and container producer based in Batavia, Ill., appointed Lorna Millar senior vice president of sales and marketing for the Americas and Jeffery Swoyer vice president of human resources.
n ACS GROUP, an auxiliary equipment maker in Wood Dale, Ill., named Doug Sevedge materials manager. ... BUNTING MAGNETICS CO., a manufacturer of magnetic assemblies and equipment in Newton, Kan., named consultant Walter Benecki to the board. ... DEGUSSA ENGINEERED CARBONS LP, a producer of furnace-grade carbon blacks in Parsippany, N.J., named Mark Leigh vice president and business director for pigment blacks. ... HARWICK STANDARD DISTRIBUTION CORP., a chemical supplier in Akron, Ohio, named Jeff Cooley senior account executive for the northeast region. ... PLAZA GROUP, a petrochemical products marketing firm in Houston, named Teresa Hitt and Jose Flores sales representatives. ... TEKNOR COLOR CO., a color concentrates firm in Pawtucket, R.I., named Larkin Lottes and Eric Kalis sales representatives. ... ZL ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC., a stock engineered shapes maker in Peekskill, N.Y., named Raymond Lopez inside sales representative.