ABA-PGT INC. - The injection molder and mold maker in Manchester, Conn., named Tim Vale director of its new research and development department.
ALCAN INC. - The film extruder in Montreal named Ilene Gordon senior vice president, and chief executive officer and president of Alcan Packaging.
BROWN MACHINE LLC - The thermoforming equipment maker in Beaverton, Mich., named Mike Bartholomew national retrofit-kit sales manager.
CEPS INC. - The injection molder and toolmaker in West Lebanon, N.H., named Kevin McLaughlin sales manager.
CEREPLAST INC. - The bioresin maker in Hawthorne, Calif., named Michael Muchin vice president of sales to head up sales and marketing, and Robert Dobbs vice president of sales in charge of product application.
CHAPIN WATERMATICS INC. - The polyethylene drip irrigation hose manufacturer in Watertown, N.Y., named George Gallegos vice president of sales and marketing; Phil LeBlanc and Verenice Macias sales managers for the eastern and western regions, respectively; M.S. Sudhakar senior manager for projects in Asia; and S. Natrajan senior manager for projects in southern and west Africa.
EXTRUSION DIES INDUSTRIES LLC - The flat-die manufacturer in Chippewa Falls, Wis., named Cory McIlquham internal sales coordinator.
JERICO PLASTIC INDUSTRIES INC. - The compounder in Minerva, Ohio, named Peggy Cooper color and quality manager.
KRAUSS-MAFFEI KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH - Graziano Parisi resigned as an adviser from the machinery manufacturer in Munich, Germany. He had retired as managing director at the end of 2005, but remained with the company in an advisory capacity.
LAMSON & SESSIONS CO. - The Beachwood, Ohio-based extrusion firm named Michael J. Merriman Jr. chief executive officer and president, succeeding John Schulze, who will remain chairman until his planned retirement in early 2007.
LASER REPRODUCTIONS - The rapid prototyping, manufacturing and product development firm in Gahanna, Ohio, named Paul Bordner president, succeeding Jerry Bordner, who will become chairman and chief executive officer. Bret Bordner was named vice president.
LIBERTY DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS INC. - The Orange, Calif., private holding company that owns businesses in the packaging, materials-handling, office supplies and furniture industries named Wayne Bailey chief financial officer.
SAJAR PLASTICS INC. - The injection molder in Middlefield, Ohio, has promoted the following executives: President Joseph Bergen to chairman, Executive Vice President Scott Simpson to president, Mark Zumerling to vice president of sales and engineering, and Ed Ytsma to chief financial officer.
SIL-PRO LLC - The medical molder in Delano, Minn., named Kevin Carver president, succeeding Lee Carver, who will remain with the company.
STOPOL INC. - The auction company in Solon, Ohio, named Heather Muro sales and marketing executive, Sarah Nehez sales and marketing support and Carolyn Reed injection molding account executive.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The Pawtucket, R.I., custom compounds maker's thermpolastic elastomers division named Paul Burke business manager for North America and P. Andrew Claytor sales manager.
ESSENCE COLOR INC., a maker of polymer beads for the decor and floral markets, began operations under Ed Honicker in Columbia, Tenn. ... LINE & CO. INC., a market research and consulting firm in Little Falls, N.J., named new consultants to its New Delhi, India, office: senior-level consultants Hemant Sharma, Preeti Behl and Rubal Bajaj; and consultants Manotosh Mondal, Hari Desai and Upshi Dhar. Also, Eric Chester was named a senior consultant at Kline's U.S. headquarters. ... MARCHEM PACIFIC INC., a manufacturer of urethane systems, plastisols and urethane adhesives in Orange, Calif., named Veronica Hernandez production manager. ... MERCURY EXCELUM INC., a manufacturer of vinyl window, fence and rail products in East Windsor, Conn., named Morris Burr regional sales representative. ... QUALITY VISION INTERNATIONAL INC., an optical inspection and measurement equipment producer in Rochester, N.Y., named Charles Rasbach vice president of sales and marketing for its RAM Optical Instrumentation Co. in Tempe, Ariz. ... TEKNOR COLOR CO., a color concentrates firm in Pawtucket, R.I., named Lynne Daughters a sales representative. ... VISTAGY INC., an engineering software maker in Waltham, Mass., named Ray Gorman, John Doheny, Daniel Hogan and David Watson sales representatives. ... ZL ENGINEERING PLASTICS INC., a stock engineered shapes manufacturer in Peekskill, N.Y., named Carol Brown administrative sales assistant.