ACS GROUP - The auxiliary equipment manufacturer in Wood Dale, Ill., named Joe Fitzgerald extrusion sales manager, Ken Montzka vice president of engineering for its office in South Attleboro, Mass., and Bill Desrosiers director of inside sales and marketing for all size reduction.
ASSOCIATION OF ROTATIONAL MOLDERS INTERNATIONAL - The trade association in Oak Brook, Ill., named to the board: Dave Smith, president of Rotational Molding Technologies Inc. in New Paris, Ind., and Bill Spenceley, president of Flexahopper Plastics Ltd. in Lethbridge, Alberta, succeeding John Bielby and Ron Joannou, who both recently resigned.
AZON USA INC. - The polyurethane chemical products and machinery manufacturer in Kalamazoo, Mich., named Joe Conway business development specialist for performance products and Ginger Bailey quality control lab technician.
DIMCO-GRAY CO. - The injection molder in Centerville, Ohio, named Matt Saunders design engineer.
GEFRAN ISI INC. - The maker of extrusion melt-pressure sensors and control instrumentation in Winchester, Mass., named Bart Polizotto automation sales manager for North America.
GRACO INC. - The polyurethane processing equipment maker in Minneapolis named Jeff Johnson director of sales and marketing for reaction injection molding at the firm's facility in North Canton, Ohio. Johnson replaces Denis Commette, who retired.
IPL INC. - The plastic and consumer packaging manufacturer in St. Damien, Quebec, named Eric Doyon chief financial officer and vice president of finance, Denis Pageau vice president of research and development, and Pierre Fradette vice president of human resources and communications.
KEY SAFETY SYSTEMS INC. - The automotive supplier in Sterling Heights, Mich., named Douglas Nyhoff chief executive officer. Nyhoff is from majority shareholder Ewing Management Group of Dallas and also will serve as CEO of injection molder Key Plastics LLC in Northville, Mich.
NYLON CORP. OF AMERICA INC. - The producer of engineered resins and specialty polymers in Manchester, N.H., named John Accorsi business manager for nylon 6.
POLYMER ALLIANCE ZONE INC. - The economic development group in Davisville, W.Va., named state Sen. Karen Facemyer, R-Jackson, executive vice president.
QUINN PLASTICS - The transparent sheet maker in Derrylin, Northern Ireland, named Tom Nulty general manager and Renato Patti manager for Italy.
REED EXHIBITIONS - The exhibition and conference organizer in Surrey, England, named Colin Robinson marketing executive to manage the Interplas trade shows.
REXAM PLC - The London packaging company named Carl Symon, a nonexecutive director, chairman of the board's remuneration committee. Yves Dominioni, executive director of the firm's cosmetics and pharmaceutical packaging division, will retire at the end of this year.
ROSTI A/S - The technical component injection molder in Skive, Denmark, named Tez Kurwie, chief operating officer of continental Europe, managing director, succeeding Karsten Kronborg, who resigned. Thomas Jensen was named sales manager for Scandinavia, Richard Fischer regional sales director for Rosti Americas and Hector de Corcuera Perez as managing director of the firm's Mexican operations. Steven Xu was named tooling manager for Suzhou, China.
SABIC EUROPE - The maker of polyolefins in Sittard, Netherlands, named Boy Litjens chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding Frans Noteborn, who is retiring effective Sept. 9.
SOLVAY AMERICA INC. - The plastics and chemicals firm in Houston named Carolyn Egbert vice president of compliance and corporate responsibility.
SUPERFOS A/S - The packaging injection molder in Vipperod, Denmark, named Hans Pettersson chief executive officer, succeeding interim chief executive Torben Bjerre-Madsen, who will stay on as a director.
UPONOR INC. - The pipe extruder in Apple Valley, Minn., announced Jim Bjork's resignation as executive vice president of Uponor North America and a member of the board, effective at the end of August. The firm expects to name a successor soon.
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL CORP. - The manufacturer of petrochemicals and polymers in Houston named Donald Condon Jr. senior vice president of corporate planning and business development.
* ABB INC., a manufacturer of electric motors and drives in New Berlin, Wis., named Daniel Beaudet vice president of quality systems for automation products, low-voltage drives. ... AMPACET CORP., a compounder in Tarrytown, N.Y., named Rick Wadbrook market development manger. ... Appleton, Wis.-based packaging maker APPLETON named S. Anthony Pace process engineer for the performance packaging division and Ladd Zigman account manager for the division's national sales staff. ... CHEMTURA CORP., a chemicals and additives company in Middlebury, Conn., named Andrew Eisenstein global business director for polymerization additives and intermediates. ... CIBA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CORP., an additives maker in Basel, Switzerland, named Paul Phillips new-business development manager for biomaterials in North America. ... FITZ CHEM CORP., a raw materials distributor in Itasca, Ill., named Preethi Kundoor systems application specialist. ... FORBO INTERNATIONAL SA, a manufacturer of floor coverings and adhesives in Baar, Switzerland, named Jrg Riboni chief financial officer. ... GEORG FISCHER AG, an automotive and plastic pipe producer in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, named Rudolf Huber to the board. Huber is former chief financial officer of pipe maker Geberit International AG in Jona Switzerland. ... HUNTER ASSOCIATES LABORATORY INC., a Reston, Va., maker of color measurement equipment, named Craig Johnson an application specialist. ... Norman Crausay retired as chief executive and board member of MAYBORN GROUP PLC, a producer of child and household products in London. ... Jim Benney, executive director of the NATIONAL FENESTRATION RATING COUNCIL in Silver Spring, Md., has earned the Certified Association Executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives in Washington. ... NATURALNANO INC., a nanomaterials marketing firm in Rochester, N.Y., named John Hickman, president of Plastech Consulting Inc. in Tallmadge, Ohio, to its scientific advisory board. ... PLASTICOLORS INC. special project manager Don Herndon received the Dixon C. Greenwood award for ongoing commitment to safety. The supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions in Ashtabula, Ohio was honored with the 100% Award and the 500,000 Hours Award from the Ashtabula County Safety Council. ... REICHHOLD INC., an unsaturated polyester resins maker in Research Triangle Park, N.C., named Edward Leydon general counsel. ... DS SMITH PLC, a London plastics and paperboard packaging group, named nonexecutive director Peter Johnson chairman, succeeding Antony Hitchens, who is retiring. ... TIETAK INC., a maker of composite railroad ties in Marshall, Texas, named Brad Schoenberg and Matthew Kness to the board of advisers; both men are with plastics recycler B. Schoenberg & Co. Inc. in Yorktown, N.Y. ... ZOTEFOAMS PLC, a cross-linked foams producer in Croydon, England, named Nigel Howard director, succeeding John Marley, who stepped down.