BASELL POLYOLEFINS NORTH AMERICA - The producer of polypropylene resins in Elkton, Md., named Michael Mulrooney president and Hans-Robert Schmidt senior vice president of sales, marketing and monomers.
BATTENFELD GLOUCESTER ENGINEERING CO. INC. - The extruder maker in Gloucester, Mass., named John Kaplan chief executive officer, succeeding Brian Marvelley, who left the firm. Harold Wrede retired as chairman.
BAUER PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY GROUP - The supplier of gas-assisted injection molding equipment in Clinton Township, near Mount Clemens, Mich., hired Steven VanHoeck of Aegis Consultants Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., as a consultant.
BRUSH INTERNATIONAL INC. - The engineered materials maker in Cleveland named Richard Trate managing director for the Asia-Pacific region.
CHEM POLYMER - The supplier of engineering thermoplastics in Oldbury, England, named Inge Wurtz sales manager for all German-speaking regions in Europe. Chem Polymer is a unit of Teknor Apex Co. of Pawtucket, R.I.
EXATEC LLC - The producer of coatings for polycarbonate automotive glazing in Wixom, Mich., named John Madej chief executive officer and president, and Bruce Benda chief operating officer.
FILMQUEST GROUP INC. - The film converter in St. Charles, Ill., named Gary McKowen vice president.
FORTUNE PLASTICS INC. - The film maker in Old Saybrook, Conn., named Wayne Eddy vice president of sales and marketing, Dan Martens manager of national accounts sales and Martha Schwarzkopf a customer service representative.
FOSTER CORP. - The compounder in Putnam, Conn., named Ronn Schrader quality director.
LPKF LASER & ELECTRONICS INC. - The maker of prototyping equipment in Wilsonville, Ore., named Jim Greene vice president of sales and marketing.
PCL PACKAGING CORP. - The film maker in Oakville, Ontario, named Ted Bowles chief executive officer and president.
PERLOS CORP. - The injection molder of telecommunications components in NurmijÃ¤rvi, Finland, named Matti Virtanen chief executive officer and president, effective Dec. 1, succeeding Isto Hantila, who will leave the firm.
ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM - Robert Schad, founder of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. of Bolton, Ontario, donated C$12 million (US$10.5 million) to the Toronto-based museum to establish the Schad Family Gallery of Life in Crisis.
SARTOMER CO. - The specialty chemicals manufacturer in Exton, Pa., named Luigi Colantuoni president, succeeding Nicholas Trainer, who will retire at the end of the year. John Potts, senior vice president of business management, sales and marketing, will retire Jan. 1.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS - The Blow Molding Division of the Brookfield, Conn., trade group awarded Martin Stark its Lifetime Achievement Award. Stark is chief executive officer and president of Bekum America Corp. of Williamston, Mich.
UPONOR INC. - The pipe extruder in Apple Valley, Minn., named Brad Beckman vice president of finance.
3-DIMENSIONAL SERVICES GROUP, an engineering and rapid prototyping company in Rochester Hills, Mich., named Martin Werdier director of its sales office in Bad Homburg, Germany. ... AEC INC., an auxiliary equipment maker in Schaumburg, Ill., named Danny Yu, Joe Zang, Jimmy Jin, Kevin Zheng, and Mike Qin sales personnel in China. COGNIS CORP., a specialty chemicals supplier in Cincinnati, named Christopher Toomey regional vice president of its functional products division. ... QUALITY VISION INTERNATIONAL INC., an optical inspection and measurement equipment maker in Rochester, N.Y., named R. Stephen Flynn president of Optical Gaging Products Inc., also in Rochester.