AMERICAN MAPLAN CORP. - The extruder maker in McPherson, Kan., named Flavio Da Silva director of Latin America sales for American Maplan and Battenfeld Extrusionstechnik GmbH of Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.
ATLANTIS PLASTICS INC. - The film maker, injection molder and profile extruder in Atlanta named Earl Powell executive chairman and interim chief executive officer, after CEO Anthony Bova resigned.
CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The compounder in Columbus, Ohio, named Kevin Barnett chief executive officer and president, succeeding James Simonton, who is retiring. Stephen Klestinec was named chief operating officer. Both changes will be effective Jan. 1.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC - The Pawcatuck, Conn., machinery maker's converting systems group in Fulton, N.Y., named Bob Moeller technical director for extrusion, Frank Orsini director of key accounts and marketing for extrusion coating, Mike Perrigo technical director for blown film and Steve Post business development director for Asia.
DOW CHEMICAL CO. - The resin maker in Midland, Mich., named Pam Butcher vice president of marketing.
ERIE PLASTICS CORP. - The injection molder in Corry, Pa., named Rob Elchynski vice president and operations manager, Linda Hajec vice president of finance and administration, Jane Roche corporate communications and marketing manager, Bob Smith vice president and product design and development manager, Michael Towner vice president and general manager and managing director for Europe.
FORMASHAPE - The maker of fiberglass-reinforced plastics in Kelowna, British Columbia, named Pete Yakachuk lean coordinator.
GE PLASTICS - Charlene Begley, president and chief executive officer of the Pittsfield, Mass., resin maker and compounder, was named one of Fortune magazine's ``50 Most Powerful Women in Business'' for 2006.
GUELPH FOOD TECHNOLOGY CENTRE - The nonprofit center in support of the Canadian agri-food industry in Guelph, Ontario, named Nadim Khan business development manager for technical services.
HUDSON-SHARP MACHINE CO. - The maker of plastic bag and pouch equipment in Green Bay, Wis., named Rod Drummond chief executive officer and president. Former CEO Tim Davis will remain a member of the board.
IGLOO PRODUCTS CORP. - The blow molder in Katy, Texas, named Todd Yates senior vice president of marketing.
KLÃ–CKNER PENTAPLAST GROUP - The Luxembourg film converter named Patty Enneking director of global sustainability and environmental affairs. Enneking, who will be based in Washington, was vice president of packaging/consumer products for the American Plastics Council in Arlington, Va.
METABOLIX INC. - The bioresin maker in Cambridge, Mass., named Brian Igoe vice president and chief brand officer.
POLYMER VALLEY CHEMICALS INC. - The supplier of carbon blacks in Akron, Ohio, named Donald Askea technical director.
PORTOLA PACKAGING INC. - The closure and container maker in Batavia, Ill., named Tim Tyler manufacturing director for the U.S. and Mexico. Ken Winger succeeds Tyler as general manager of the firm's plant in Tolleson, Ariz. Tom Blaszkow was named business development director for equipment and blow molding.
ROSTI A/S - The technical component injection molder in Skive, Denmark, named Jan Duniec managing director of Rosti (Polska) Sp.z.o.o. in Bialystok, Poland.
UPONOR INC. - The pipe extruder in Apple Valley, Minn., named Joel Culp vice president.
UNITED MINERAL & CHEMICAL CORP., a raw materials distributor based in Lyndhurst, N.J., named Jennifer Marques a sales associate.