ACS GROUP - The auxiliary equipment maker in Schaumburg, Ill., named Dave Stewart vice president of aftermarket customer support for the firm's New Berlin, Wis., facility.
CALIFORNIA FILM EXTRUDERS & CONVERTERS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Newport Beach, Calif., elected Peter Grande to a one-year term as president. Grande is president of Command Packaging of Vernon, Calif.
CHEMICAL MARKET ASSOCIATES INC. - The petrochemical consulting firm in Houston named Esteban Sagel a polyolefins consultant.
CHEMTURA CORP. - The chemicals and additives firm in Middlebury, Conn., named Marcus Meadows-Smith executive vice president for plastic additives.
COLORTRONIC NORTH AMERICA INC. - The auxiliary equipment maker in Flint, Mich., named Rick Holzhauer engineering manager of water products.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC - The machinery manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., named James Vescio vice president and chief information officer and Frank-Uwe Schulz managing director of Davis-Standard GmbH in Erkath, Germany.
FORD MOTOR CO. - Anne Stevens will retire as executive vice president and chief operating officer-Americas for the Dearborn, Mich., automaker.
IPL INC. - The plastic and consumer packaging manufacturer based in St. Damien, Quebec, named three vice presidents: Serge Mercier, operations; Gaston Lacasse, sales and marketing; and Marcel Riou, logistics and supply chain.
ITEC ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP INC. - The recycler in Oakdale, Calif., named Rod Rougelot chief executive officer and a member of the board.
LANDMARK PLASTIC CORP. - The thermoformer and injection molder of plastic containers and packaging for the horticultural industry in Akron, Ohio, named Kevin Kirtz technical services and support manager.
NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC. - The housewares and consumer products maker in Atlanta named Magnus Nicolin president of Newell Rubbermaid Europe, effective Jan. 1.
NORPLEX-MICARTA - The manufacturer of high-performance thermoset composites in Postville, Iowa, named Yoyo Chen a business associate in its Shenzhen, China, office.
OWENS-ILLINOIS INC. - James Weber, vice president of investor relations, will retire at the end of this year from the Toledo, Ohio, injection and blow molder of packaging. He will be succeeded by Paul Butts, vice president of investor relations.
PLY GEM INDUSTRIES INC. - The profile extruder in Kearney, Mo., named Gary Robinette chief executive officer and president, succeeding Lee Meyer, who is retiring.
SOCIETY OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY - The trade group in New York awarded James Stevens the 2006 Perkin Medal, given for outstanding work in applied chemistry in the U.S.
WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES INC. - The injection molder in Lionville, Pa., named Richard Valentine manger of its plant in Clearwater, Fla.
FORTUNE PLASTICS INC., a film maker in Old Saybrook, Conn., named Dave LoStocco New England sales representative and Quinn Barry customer service leader. ... SPARTANICS, a materials-handling equipment maker in Rolling Meadows, Ill., named Karl-Heinz Jordan European sales director, based in the firm's new Bielefeld, Germany, office. ... STERLING INC., an auxiliary equipment maker in New Berlin, Wis., named Kevin Wolniak Midwest sales manager. ... SUPRESTA LLC, an additives maker in Ardsley, N.Y., named James McGrath distribution manager. ... TAILORED SOLUTIONS INC., a Milwaukee printing software maker, named Katy Wight European business development manager in the United Kingdom.