ACS GROUP - The auxiliary equipment maker in Wood Dale, Ill., named Janet Murphy customer service and parts manager.
AG CONTAINER RECYCLING COUNCIL - The nonprofit recycler of plastic agricultural pesticide containers in Washington named Ron Perkins executive director. Perkins was director of recycling operations for the American Plastics Council for 10 years until 1999 and has owned and operated solid waste management firms.
APPLETON PAPER INC. - The packaging firm in Appleton, Wis., named Kathleen Bolhous vice president and general manager of performance packaging, which includes subsidiaries American Plastics, New England Extrusion Inc. and C&H Packaging Co. Inc.
BALES MOLD SERVICE INC. - The mold-polishing and -plating company in Downers Grove, Ill., named Rocco Hides quality control manager.
BRUSH WELLMAN INC. - The Cleveland maker of tooling alloys named Mark Comerford president of Brush International Inc.
CASCADE PLASTICS CO. INC. - The Milton, Wash., custom injection molder of consumer products, led by Chief Executive Officer Lisa Chissus, was certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
CHEMTURA CORP. - The chemicals and additives firm in Middlebury, Conn., named Diana Peninger global business director for PVC additives, Chris Bond commercial director for plastics additives for the Americas and Sergio Palumbo commercial director for plastics additives for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP. - The additives maker in Basel, Switzerland, named David Muldoon vice president of polymer products for North America.
CLARIANT MASTERBATCHES - The supplier of color and additive masterbatches in Muttenz, Switzerland, named Chris Pandis head of its global packaging segment.
CLOPAY PLASTICS PRODUCT CO. - The maker of specialty films and building products in Mason, Ohio, named Dan Toombs printing plant manager.
ENTEK MANUFACTURING INC. - The extruder maker in Lebanon, Ore., named Kenn Konetski Midwest sales manager.
KLINE & CO. INC. - The market research and consulting firm in Little Falls, N.J., named Joseph Tarantola chairman and chief executive officer.
PROGRESSIVE COMPONENTS INTERNATIONAL CORP. - The supplier of tooling components in Wauconda, Ill., named Michael Biddle program manager.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington-based trade association named Karen Toliver vice president of international affairs and trade counsel, Chris Brown senior director of federal affairs and Jane Adams state affairs director.
SUREFIL LLC - Bill Hunt was named chief executive officer and Sue Hunt marketing director of their newly formed company, which fills packaging, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Both were with GE Plastics of Pittsfield, Mass.
UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS INC. - The plastic lumber maker in Grand Rapids, Mich., named President Mike Glenn chief executive officer.
VALERON STRENGTH FILMS - Chris Barnes, senior development and technical support engineer at the specialty films maker in Houston, retired in April after 44 years with the company.
XALOY INC. - The screw and barrel maker in New Castle, Pa., named Bob Tymcio vice president of injection molding machinery sales for North America. Tymcio was formerly with Demag Plastics Group in its Van Dorn machinery unit.
* ATLAS MATERIAL TESTING TECHNOLOGY LLC, a testing services and instrumentation maker in Chicago, named Timothy Lederle Northwest technical sales representative. ... MERCURY EXCELUM INC., a maker of vinyl window, fence and rail products in East Windsor, Conn., named Juan Moret assistant production manager.