ARBURG GMBH + CO. KG - The injection molding machine maker in Lossburg, Germany, named Colin Tirel managing director of Warwick, England-based injection press supplier Arburg Ltd., succeeding Frank Davis, who retired.
ASSOCIATED MATERIALS INC. - The building products manufacturer in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, named Dana Snyder interim president and chief executive officer, succeeding Michael Caporale, who recently resigned.
BASF AG - The chemical and resin supplier in Ludwigshafen, Germany, named Harald Lauke chief executive officer of its performance polymers division, succeeding Raimar Jahn, who was named CEO of BASF Coatings AG.
BOREALIS A/S - The resin maker in Lyngby, Denmark, named Gilles Rochas vice president for injection, blow and rotational molding, Hans Christian Ambjerg vice president for the wire and cable business, based in Mechelen, Belgium, and Paul Turner vice president for engineering applications, also based in Mechelen.
DSM NV - The materials supplier in Heerlen, Netherlands, named Ben van Kooten business group director of DSM Resins; Ed Sheu director of DSM Fibre Intermediates, replacing Bill Price, who retired; and Frans Pistorious director of subsidiary DSM Nederland BV. Tom de Swaan, retired chief financial officer of ABN Amro Bank NV in the Netherlands, was named to the supervisory board.
EUROPEAN PLASTICS CONVERTERS - EuPC, a plastics processors' group in Brussels, Belgium, re-elected president David Williams for another two-year term. Williams is former managing director of Birmingham, England-based packaging manufacturer Linpac Group. Claude Thibaut de Maisieres was re-elected treasurer.
EUROPEAN POLYCARBONATE SHEET EXTRUDERS - The trade group, a division of the EuPC in Brussels, Belgium, named officers: Bob Caddick, marketing manager of Quinn Plastics Ltd. of Geel, Belgium, president; Shai Micael, business development vice president of Palram Industries Ltd. in Ramat Yohanan, Israel, vice president; and Leif Nilsson of Arla Plast AB in Borensberg, Sweden, treasurer.
HUHTAMÃKI OYJ - The consumer packaging group in Espoo, Finland, named Henk Koekoek executive vice president of Asia-Oceania-Africa, replacing Tony Combe, who left the company. Executive vice president of global customer strategy, Kalle TanhuanpÃ¤Ã¤ is also leaving the group and Maurice Petitjean was named executive vice president of flexibles, films and molded fiber in Europe, effective Sept. 1.
INEOS GROUP PLC - The PVC and chemicals producer in Lyndhurst, England, named Alberto Spera chief executive officer of Ineos Phenol following the death of Peter Bickert. Calum Maclean was named chairman and acting chief executive officer of Ineos Styrenics, Maclean remains CEO of Ineos Polyolefins and chairman of Ineos Films and Compounds.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PLASTICS DISTRIBUTORS - The trade association in Leawood, Kan., named Susan Avery executive director.
INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC. - The flexible packaging producer in Montreal named as its new chairman Michael Richards, senior partner of law firm Stikeman Elliott LLP.
JIFRAM EXTRUSIONS INC. - The profile extruder in Sheboygan Falls, Wis., named Bob Welsh sales manager.
KLINE & CO. INC. - The market research and consulting firm in Little Falls, N.J., named Ali Khan director of its new office in New Delhi, India.
MACK MOLDING CO. - The injection molder in Arlington, Vt., named Bruce Bixler vice president of purchasing, Joan Magrath vice president of sales and engineering and Larry Walck director of new business development.
METABOLIX INC. - The bioresin maker in Cambridge, Mass., named Robert Findlen vice president of sales and marketing.
NORTH STATE FLEXIBLES - The flexible packaging supplier in Greensboro, N.C., named Rusty Reynolds marketing director, Denny Wine sales director, Lawrence Williamson quality assurance manager and Willie Keo process improvement engineer.
PERLOS CORP. - The injection molder of telecommunications components in NurmijÃ¤rvi, Finland, named six new board members: Jarmo Paakunainen, senior vice president, Nokia account; Jari Varjotie chief operating officer; Kari HÃ¤yrinen, Asia-Pacific region president; Eero Laak, president for the Americas region; Esa Vuorinen, president for Europe; and Timo SeppÃ¤, group chief technology officer. Perlos appointed its chief financial officer, Juha Torniainen, to cover corporate services. Senior Vice President of human resources Eila Mustala's responsibility now includes all noninvestor communications.
PLASTICSEUROPE - Executive director Nancy Russotto is leaving the polymer industry organization in Brussels, Belgium. The group said it expects to appoint a replacement before the end of the year.
SIMONTON WINDOWS - The vinyl window manufacturer in Parkersburg, W.Va., named Jeff Tringham vice president and general manager of the company's Vacaville, Calif., operations.