AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL - The trade group in Arlington, Va., named Tom Gibson senior vice president of advocacy and Sharon Kneiss vice president of Chemstar chemical panels.
FASTI FARRAG & STIPSITS GMBH - The auxiliary equipment maker in Kufstein/Tirol, Austria, named Bernhard Stipsits Sr. general manager, Bernhard Stipsits Jr. managing director and Achim Vonderbank sales manager.
FAURECIA SA - The auto supplier in Nanterre, France, named Gregoire Olivier chairman and president.
HARWICK STANDARD DISTRIBUTION CORP. - The chemical supplier in Akron, Ohio, announced Jeffrey Buda will retire June 1, and will be succeeded as chief executive officer and president by the vice president of finance, Ernest Pouttu.
INTRAPAC GROUP - The laminate and container maker in Richmond Hill, Ontario, named Paul Cummings chief operating officer.
MIKRON INDUSTRIES INC. - The window profile extruder in Kent, Wash., named David Wemmer president.
MOTAN INC. - The auxiliary equipment maker in Plainwell, Mich., named Tom Spangler and Rick Lewis project managers and Carl Litherland national sales manager, effective October 2006.
NATIONAL COMPOSITE CENTER - The research and development organization in Kettering, Ohio, named Philip Mowry vice president. Mowry also was named chief operating officer for its new Dayton, Ohio, satellite facility for advanced materials technologies.
PROFESSIONAL WASTE SOLUTIONS INC. - The recycler in Walled Lake, Mich., named Bret Bergeron cost recovery director.
R TAPE CORP. - The tape maker in South Plainfield, N.J., named Michael Roughton president. Roughton was vice president and general manager of Avery Dennison's graphic division, North America.
RAPID GRANULATOR AB - The granulator manufacturer in Bredaryd, Sweden, named Rolf Gren chief executive officer.
SCHEIBEL HALASKA INC. - The marketing communications firm in Milwaukee named Christy Domanoski a public relations account executive.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS - The association in Troy, Mich., named Barbara Sanders the 2006 recipient of its Automotive Division's Lifetime Achievement Award. Sanders is director of advanced development and engineering processes for Delphi Thermal Systems in Lockport, N.Y., a division of Delphi Corp.
SPIREX CORP. - The auxiliary equipment maker in Youngstown, Ohio, named Richard Nystrom West Coast regional manager, he is based in Chino, Calif.
UNIVENTURE INC. - The media packaging maker in Marysville, Ohio, named David Coho vice president of sales and marketing.
X-RITE INC. - The developer of color-measurement products in Grandville, Mich., named Thomas Vacchiano Jr. president and chief executive officer. Michael Ferrara, CEO and a board member, will retire Oct. 1.
ARNCO INC., a supplier of polyurethane fill for tires in South Gate, Calif., named Matt Pearson managing director of Arnco Europe Ltd. and Andrew Elliot sales director for Asia. ... BATTENFELD GLOUCESTER ENGINEERING CO. INC., an extruder maker in Gloucester, Mass., named David Finnemore European sales and service director, based in Vienna, Austria. ... CONFORMA CLAD INC., an auxiliary equipment maker in New Albany, Ind., named Colleen Cordova president. ... Resin maker DOW CHEMICAL CO. of Midland, Mich., named James Stevens a recipient of its Herbert H. Dow Medal. Stevens is a research fellow for performance plastics and chemicals research and development. ... FITZ CHEM CORP., a raw-materials distributor in Itasca, Ill., named Gabriele Vega sales coordinator. ... LINPAC MATERIALS HANDLING, an injection molder of reusable bulk containers and totes in Georgetown, Ky., named Kent Sides and Matthew Schupp sales representatives, Sides will be based in Harrisburg N.C. ... MEESE ORBITRON DUNNE CO., a rotational molder in Madison, Ind., named Bob Moats inside sales representative. ... POLYFLEX INC., a Livonia, Mich.-based manufacturer of materials-handling containers, named Greg Hancock Southeast business development director. ... RAYVEN INC., a laminating, coating and converting services provider in St. Paul, Minn., named Gary Evenson national sales manager for release liners. ... THE SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MATERIAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING (SAMPE), a trade group in Corona, Calif., selected Jon DeVault for the George Lubin Memorial Award. DeVault is president of DeVault and Associates Inc. in Pinehurst, N.C., and is retired from Hercules Advanced Materials & Composite Structures Co.