AKROCHEM CORP. - The provider of color concentrates, raw materials and chemical dispersions in Akron, Ohio, named Eugene Urban president.
ALCOA INC. - The packaging maker in Pittsburgh named Paul Thomas executive vice president and group president of Alcoa Packaging and Consumer Products, which is in Richmond, Va.
AMERICAN COMMODITIES INC. - The compounder in Flint, Mich., named Scott Melton president, succeeding Mark Lieberman, who will continue as chief executive officer and board member.
APPLIED TECH PRODUCTS INC. - The injection molder in Radnor, Pa., named Mike Torti group vice president and chief marketing officer for its engineered rubber and plastics group, and Bernie Stritzke was named vice president and general manager of ATP Elkhorn. Gary Bell, who was president of ATP Elkhorn, announced his retirement.
AZEK TRIMBOARDS - The cellular PVC trim products division of CPG/Vycom Corp. in Moosic, Pa., named Aaron Elliott vice president of sales.
BASF CORP. - The chemical and resin supplier in Florham Park, N.J., named Lawrence Berkowski business director of its polyurethane systems unit. He is succeeded by Kenneth Lane as business director of the Polyurethane Basic Products unit.
BRCKNER FORMTEC GMBH - Thomas Langer was named chief financial officer of the extrusion machinery maker in Siegsdorf, Germany, replacing Matthias Nagy, who left the company. Volker Siebott was named managing director.
CADENCE INNOVATION LLC - The automotive injection molder in Sterling Heights, Mich., named Colin Bain senior vice president of design and engineering, Eric White senior vice president of North American manufacturing and Scott Warren senior vice president and chief procurement officer of global supply-chain management.
CANADIAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION - Charmian Entine will retire later this year as director of the trade group in Mississauga, Ontario. Sally Damstra has been named director of the Mould Makers Council, succeeding Entine in that duty starting May 1.
CHEMICAL MARKET ASSOCIATES INC. - The petrochemical consulting firm in Houston named Pamela Giordano senior consultant-proprietary services in its New York office and Sanjay Sharma a proprietary services consultant in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
CPH HOLDING CORP. - The Chicago supplier of specialty plasticizers and polymer additives named John Paro chief executive officer and president, succeeding Chairman George Vin- cent, who will continue as commercial development officer.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. - The resin maker in Midland, Mich., named Glenn Wright business director for low and high density polyethylene.
INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC. - Melbourne Yull will retire in June as chief executive officer and chairman of the flexible packaging producer in Bradenton, Fla. H. Dale McSween will act as interim CEO during the search for a successor.
ISOPA - The European association for isocyanates producers honored Urethanes Technology editor David Reed and publisher Paul Mitchell for their ``exceptional contributions'' to the polyurethanes industry. Isopa is based in Brussels, Belgium.
KRONES INC. - The blow molding machinery maker in Franklin, Wis., named Holger Beckmann chief executive officer, succeeding Heinz Sommer, who has retired but will be a consultant to the company.
L.K. MACHINERY CO. LTD. - The maker of die-cast and injection molding machinery in Hong Kong named Bill Damian president of its new U.S. sales office in Grand Rapids, Mich.
MILACRON EXTRUSION SYSTEMS - The manufacturer of twin-screw extruders in Batavia, Ohio, named Werner Liu general sales manager for China. Milacron has established a regional sales headquarters in Shanghai.
REGIONAL TECHNOLOGY CORP. - The affiliate of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, Mass., named Ellen Bemben president.
SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORP. - The extruder in Aurora, Ohio, named Hy Nguyen research and development engineering manager for its polymer products division.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington-based trade association named Gary Schiffres executive director of its Machinery and Moldmakers divisions, and named Paul Colby, founder and chairman of Spirex Corp. in Youngstown, Ohio, the recipient of the 2005 SPI Midwest Region Founders award.
TECH GROUP INC. - The injection molder in Scottsdale, Ariz., named Wendy Hayes engineering quality director.
UNILOY MILACRON - The blow molding equipment maker in Tecumseh, Mich., named Dave Skala vice president and general manager of Uniloy Milacron North America, Mark Jenkins director of Uniloy Services, Rich Smith marketing and sales director for reciprocating-screw technologies and Dan Meehling new business development manager for nonreciprocating products and technologies.
WALL COLMONOY CORP. - The heat-transfer technology firm in Madison Heights, Mich., named Morris Warino business development manger in Oklahoma City.
ASTM INTERNATIONAL, a standards-development firm in West Conshohocken, Pa., awarded Catherine Pilarz a 2006 Award of Merit and title of fellow. Pilarz is director of Mattel Inc. worldwide product safety for Fisher-Price Inc. in East Aurora, N.Y., and joined the ASTM board earlier this year. ... JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. announced Jervis Perkins resigned as chief operating officer and president of the Racine, Wis., rotational molder of kayaks. The company said it has no current plans to fill the position. ... NORDENIA INTERNATIONAL AG, a flexible packaging manufacturer in Greven, Germany, named Irina Pavlova manager of its new sales office in St. Petersburg, Russia. ... PERFORMANCE GEAR SYSTEMS INC., a plastic gear manufacturer in Woodbridge, Ill., named Keith Hansen sales and marketing manager. ... PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES INC., a manufacturer of extrusion equipment in Aurora, Ill., named Dave DoRosa electrical engineering manager. ... REMSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC., a supplier of automated storage and retrieval systems in Westbrook, Maine, named Ed Romaine vice president of marketing. ... TEKNOR APEX CO., a custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named Alan Dubin senior market manager-consumer for its thermoplastic elastomers division. ... TRUMPF INC., a maker of laser marking equipment in Farmington, Conn., named Dan Hoff a regional manager. ... WEIMA AMERICA INC., a shredding and grinding equipment maker in Fort Mill, S.C., named Dan Sanford and Ben Buchsieb regional sales managers.