ABA-PGT INC. - The injection molder and mold maker in Manchester, Conn., named Rick Wheeler president, succeeding Sam Pierson, who has stepped down but will remain chairman. Tom Peck was named operations manager.
ACORN-GENCON PLASTICS LLC - The Chino, Calif., injection molder named Eddie Montelongo general manager and Dave Hooton sales manager.
ALBA ENTERPRISES INC. - The supplier of tooling components in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., named Rodger Foster Western sales engineer.
ANCHOR PACKAGING INC. - The thermoformer and film manufacturer in St. Louis named Don Brockman national account manager for food service and Andy Rikand information technology director.
CADENCE INNOVATION LLC - The injection molder in Troy, Mich., named Russell Chick vice president of marketing, communication and strategy.
EASTMAN CHEMICAL CO. - The resin supplier in Kingsport, Tenn., named Mark Costa senior vice president of corporate strategy and marketing.
FORTUNE PLASTICS INC. - The film maker in Old Saybrook, Conn., named Tim Stallard industrial sales specialist.
FRALO PLASTECH MANUFACTURING LLC - The blow molder in Syracuse, N.Y., named John Pezzi plant manager.
KELLER AND HECKMAN LLP - The law firm based in Washington hired scientist Andy Chen to assist with chemical regulations in Asia.
MITSUBISHI INJECTION MOLDING MACHINERY INC. - The manufacturer of injection molding machines in Bensenville, Ill., named Kevin Gipson national sales manager.
NATIONAL FENESTRATION RATING COUNCIL - Programs director Bipin Shah left the nonprofit rating group in Silver Spring, Md., to form his own consulting firm, WinBuild Inc. He will continue to manage development of NFRC's Component Modeling Program for nonresidential projects. Maria Terezia Bulbuc was named education director and Jacqueline McCracken certification program coordinator.
NEW ENGLAND URETHANE INC. - The compounder of engineering plastics and polyurethanes in North Haven, Conn., named Cynthia Edgar sales and marketing manager.
PINNACLE XL INC. - The Milwaukee consulting firm for original equipment manufacturers in the converting industry named David Markgraf vice president of sales and marketing.
POLYURETHANE FOAM ASSOCIATION - The association for the foam industry in Knoxville, Tenn., awarded Steve Falloon of Chemtura Corp. in Middlebury, Conn., the Herman Stone Technical Excellence Award. The group recently inducted three pioneers into its Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame: Robert Hay, chairman emeritus of Foamex International Inc. of Linwood, Pa; and, posthumously, Robert Schiffler, co-founder of Fecken-Kirfel GmbH of Aachen, Germany, and Harold Kushnarov, for his contributions to the introduction of high-resilience foam.
SIG BEVERAGES NORTH AMERICA INC. - The manufacturer of PET stretch blow molding machines based in Hillsborough, N.J., named Peter Andrich acting managing director.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON - The Akron, Ohio, university announced that Frank Kelley is retiring as dean of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. Kelley plans to remain at least through August. A committee has been named to find a successor.
UPONOR NORTH AMERICA INC. - The pipe extruder in Apple Valley, Minn., named Jane Doyon senior manager of customer loyalty, Jackie Sharrock Western sales manager, Jason O'Neill sales manager for the Rocky Mountain region, Steve Lockridge plumbing business manager and Jon Orton marketing programs manager.
* AMERICAN MAPLAN CORP., an extruder maker in McPherson, Kan., named Julie Huber sales associate for screw and barrel products. ... CHEMTURA CORP., a chemicals and additives company in Middlebury, Conn., named Peter Orizondo performance product manager for brominated flame retardants. ... GOLDSMITH & EGGLETON INC., a recycler based in Wadsworth, Ohio, named Jeff Brabham a sales representative for the West. He will be based in Houston. ... REIMELT CORP., a manufacturer of materials-handling products based in Odessa, Fla., named Rod Harris sales manager for Latin America and the northeastern United States.