AMPACET CORP. - The compounder headquartered in Tarrytown, N.Y., named five senior account executives: Ken DiBlasi, Mike Friedrich, Steve Hauck, Fernando Rodriguez and Russ Bradley.
BAYER AG - The chemicals and polymers group in Leverkusen, Germany, named Patrick Thomas chairman of Bayer MaterialScience AG.
BULK MOLDING COMPOUNDS INC. - The producer of thermoset bulk molding compounds in West Chicago, Ill., named Brett Weber vice president for Europe and Asia and Chad Nunnery vice president for Latin America.
DEKALB MOLDED PLASTICS CO. - The injection molder in Butler, Ind., named Chester Kos sales director.
FAURECIA SA - The auto supplier in Nanterre, France, named Jean-Claude Hanus interim chairman.
GLOBAL CLOSURE SYSTEMS - The Paris supplier of plastic and metal closing and dispensing systems named Thierry Tomasov president of the European and North American beverage sector and Christian Voegeli president of the European and North American specialty sector.
HAITIAN EUROPE SPA - The injection molding machinery maker in Cazzago San Martino, Italy, named Eric Taveau managing director of sales and marketing and Uwe BÃ¤r managing director of finances and administration.
LMT MERCER GROUP INC. - The vinyl fence, deck and railing manufacturer in Lawrenceville, N.J., named Peter Spadafino manager of its Hartville, Ohio, plant.
POLYONE CORP. - Richard Burns, vice president and general manager of the Avon Lake, Ohio-based compounder's engineered materials business, left the company. Burns is being replaced on an interim basis by Michael Kahler, PolyOne's senior vice president of commercial development.
PREMIER MATERIAL CONCEPTS - The Findlay, Ohio, maker of thermoforming acrylics named Rob Hammer sales manager.
SCHWARZ PAPER CO. - The diversified packaging, paper and distribution company in Morton Grove, Ill., named Paul Frantz vice president and general manager of its flexible and film packaging division. Frantz most recently was senior vice president and general manager of Pliant Corp.'s Performance Films unit.
SOLO CUP CO. - The injection molder and thermoformer of disposable food-service products in Highland Park, Ill., named Robert Korzenski chief executive officer. He also will continue as president and chief operating officer. Korzenski succeeds Robert Hulseman, who has held management roles at the firm for more than 50 years. Hulseman will continue as chairman.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named John Macaluso business development manger for its vinyl division.
* CURBELL PLASTICS INC., a distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube and film in Orchard Park, N.Y., named James Forcellina western region director and Dennis Freeman business manager for its operation in Twinsburg, Ohio. ... R.A. JONES & CO. INC., a provider of packaging equipment and services in Covington, Ky., named Dale Patterson national account manager for Canada. ... ULTRASONIC SCIENTIFIC LTD., an analytical instrument maker in Clonskeagh, Ireland, named Eric Printz North American sales and marketing manager. ... UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS INC., a plastic lumber maker in Grand Rapids, Mich., named President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Glenn to the board.