ALCOA FLEXIBLE PACKAGING - The film maker in Richmond, Va., named Jeffrey Kellar president, succeeding Bimal Kalvani.
ALLOY POLYMERS INC. - The compounder in Richmond, Va., named Charles Chiappone president and chief operating officer.
BATTENFELD KUNSTSTOFFMASCHINEN GMBH - The injection molding machinery maker in Kottingbrunn, Austria, named Michael Judis chief executive officer and president, succeeding Dietmar Morwitzer, who is leaving the company.
BRITISH VITA PLC - The film and sheet producer in Manchester, England, named David Marshall deputy managing director and sales director, Robert Hahn operations director and Colin Robertson finance director, for its Vitasheet Group division.
CHEMICAL MARKET ASSOCIATES INC. - The consulting firm in Houston named Michael Smith a polyolefins consultant, based in Dusseldorf, Germany.
DSM NV - The materials supplier in Heerlen, Netherlands, named Rolf-Dieter Schwalb chief financial officer.
FACHVERBAND SCHAUMKUNSTSTOFFE EV - The Frankfurt, Germany, foam trade association awarded David Reed its medal of honor. Reed is consulting editor of London-based Urethanes Technology.
FRIGEL NORTH AMERICA INC. - The Lake Zurich, Ill., supplier of process cooling equipment named Stephen Petrakis president, effective Dec. 18. Petrakis was director of the Midwest and Northeast operations of the Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.
GRAHAM PACKAGING HOLDINGS CO. - The York, Pa.-based blow molder named Warren Knowlton chief executive officer. He replaces Philip Yates, who remains as chairman. Knowlton was CEO and executive director of Morgan Crucible plc, a manufacturer of carbon and ceramic products. Also, Mark Burgess was named chief financial officer, succeeding John Hamilton. Burgess formerly was president and CEO of Anchor Glass Container Corp.
IDI COMPOSITES INTERNATIONAL - The thermoset molding compounds manufacturer in Noblesville, Ind., named Richard Kundrat senior materials engineer.
INTERNATIONAL WHITEWATER HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM - The museum in McHenry, Md., has inducted Tom Johnson into its hall of fame for his work in developing plastic kayaks. Johnson was the first designer to use plastics over fiberglass with his River Chaser kayak.
M&H PLASTICS INC. - The bottle and tube maker in Winchester, Va., named Kurt Nyberg chief executive officer.
NOVATEC INC. - The conveying equipment supplier in Baltimore, named Matt Van Dyke project manager.
PLASTICSEUROPE - Europe's polymer industry trade group in Brussels, Belgium, named Wilfried Haensel executive director, effective Jan. 1.
PLASTICUM GROUP BV - The packaging producer in Tilburg, Netherlands, named Erwin Veldhuizen chief financial officer.
REXAM PLC - The London packaging company named Leslie Van de Walle chief executive officer, succeeding Lars Emilson, who will retire in February.
ROYAL APPLIANCE MANUFACTURING CO. - The manufacturer of floor-care products in Glenwillow, Ohio, named Chris Gurreri president.
SILVER LINE BUILDING PRODUCTS CORP. - The vinyl window maker in North Brunswick, N.J., named Randy Iles chief executive officer and president, succeeding Kenneth Silverman, who is leaving the company.
SINGAPORE POLYMER CORP. - The thermoplastic elastomer compounds maker in Singapore named Esther Han Asia-Pacific marketing manager. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Teknor Apex Co., based in Pawtucket, R.I.
STARLINGER & CO. GMBH - The manufacturer of recycling equipment based in Vienna, Austria, named Jack Thompson North American field engineer and Kevin McNulty sales manager for the Midwest region, operating out of the company's facility in Hanover Park, Ill.
TESSENDERLO GROUP - The pipe and profiles maker in Tessenderlo, Belgium, named Jaak Gabriels to the board of PVC producer Tessenderlo Chemie NV.
AUTOLIV INC., an automotive safety products maker in Stockholm, Sweden, named Benoit Marsaud group chief operating officer. ... DS SMITH PLC, a plastics and paperboard packaging group in London, named Philippe Mellier a nonexecutive board member. ... EUROPEAN PLASTIC FILMS, a film extruders' division of the European Plastics Converters in Brussels, Belgium, named BjÃ¶rn Hoem of CeDo Folien und Haushaltsprodukte GmbH president. ... FITZ CHEM CORP., a raw materials distributor in Itasca, Ill., named Matthew Rhead inside sales and marketing manager. ... FRENZELIT NORTH AMERICA INC., a woven and nonwoven industrial textiles maker in Long Beach, Calif., named Randall Stout distributor. ... HOLLIDAY PIGMENTS LTD., an ultramarine blue pigments producer in Hull, England, named Martin Elliott regional sales and marketing manager. ... JET EDGE INC., a water-jet technology company in Saint Michael, Minn., named David Arthur regional sales manager for the Southeast. ... MS POWDER SYSTEMS
INC., a powder equipment manufacturer in Stallings, N.C., named Paul Dempster sales manager for Canada and the northern U.S. ... PACKAGING FEDERATION, a packaging producers' trade group in London, named Richard Searle chief executive, succeeding Ian Dent. Searle was chairman of Britton Group Plastics. ... PERLOS OYJ, an injection molder of telecommunications components based in Vantaa, Finland, named Vesa VÃ¤hÃ¤mÃ¶ttÃ¶nen senior vice president of global sales and marketing. ... SABIC EUROPE, a maker of polyolefins in Sittard, Netherlands, named Abdullah Bazid chief operating officer and managing director for chemicals and intermediates. ... SANDRETTO UK LTD., an injection press supplier in Rugby, England, named Chris Whitlam national sales manager and said Managing Director Terry O'Reilly left the firm. ... SARTOMER CO., a specialty chemicals manufacturer in Exton, Pa., named Alan Pape business development manager. ... UPONOR OYJ, a pipe extruder in Vantaa, Finland, named Georg
von Graevenitz executive vice president of Uponor Nordic, based in Virsbo, Sweden. ... ZOTEFOAMS PLC, a manufacturer of cross-linked block foams in Croydon, England, named Nigel Howard chairman, succeeding Bill Fairservice, who is retiring at the end of the year.