AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR PLASTICULTURE - The trade group in State College, Pa., named William Tietjen of Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Belvidere, N.J., president.
AMPACET CORP. - The compounder in Tarrytown, N.Y., named Terry Elliott general manager of Ampacet Canada Co. in Kitchner, Ontario.
ARBURG GMBH + CO. KG - Christoph Schumacher, marketing manager for the injection molding machinery maker in Lossburg, Germany, plans to leave the company in March.
CMD CORP. - The flexible packaging equipment maker in Appleton, Wis., named Stephen Sakai president.
DIMCOGRAY CO. - The injection molder in Centerville, Ohio, named Pam Ruwe and Bonnie Parrett inside sales representatives.
ENGEL HOLDING GMBH - The maker of injection molding machines and automation equipment in Schwertberg, Austria, named Olaf Kassek chief executive officer of its Moscow-based operation.
GAMMAFLUX LP - The supplier of hot-runner equipment in Sterling, Va., named Chris King regional manager for North and South America.
HARPER BRUSH WORKS INC. - The cleaning products manufacturer in Fairfield, Iowa, named Jim Nairn supply and logistics vice president.
INTEK PLASTICS INC. - The profile extruder in Hastings, Minn., named Rick Price business development manager.
KRAUSS-MAFFEI KUNSTSTOFFTECHNIK GMBH - The machinery manufacturer based in Munich, Germany, named Stefan Neumann chief financial officer and managing director, succeeding CFO Peter Sassenfeld, who was named CFO of Mannesmann Plastics Machinery GmbH. Sassenfeld is succeeding Holger Engelmann, who is leaving the company.
LMT MERCER GROUP INC. - The vinyl fence, deck and railing manufacturer in Lawrenceville, N.J., named Brad Lynn quality assurance manager.
MINNESOTA DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIES INC. - The not-for-profit sheet extruder and converter in Saint Paul, Minn., named Erich Rosenwinkel vice president of sales.
NOVATEC INC. - The Baltimore-based supplier of conveying equipment named Jorge Otero regional vice president of sales for Mexico, Central America and South America.
PARKINSON TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The manufacturer of web-handling and winding equipment in Woonsocket, R.I., named Peter Termyn chief executive officer and president.
PRECISION CUSTOM PRODUCTS INC. - The injection molder in DeGraff, Ohio, named Chris Kerg vice president of sales and marketing, Shelley Baker quality manager, Shannon Paulins production control manager and Kim Strayer product development manager.
PRECISION MOLD BASE CO. - The custom mold-base manufacturer in Tempe, Ariz., named Paul Jackson vice president of sales, succeeding Bob Creber, who retired.
SOCIETE DE CHIMIE INDUSTRIELLE - The chemical engineering, corrosion and biotechnology trade group's American Section in Hillsborough, N.J., awarded Jeff Lipton the 2007 International Palladium Medal. Lipton is chief executive officer and president of Pittsburgh-based Nova Chemicals Corp.
SOCIETY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY INC. - The Washington-based trade association announced its NPE 2009 executive committee: chairman, Randy Pearson, chairman of Xaloy Inc. in New Castle, Pa.; vice chairman, John Effmann of Entek Manufacturing Inc. in Lebanon, Ore., who also will serve as chairman of SPI's Plastics USA 2008 show. Other committee members are Tim Stojka, chief executive officer of Fast Heat Inc. in Elmhurst, Ill.; Brian Bishop, president of Demag Plastics Group in Strongsville, Ohio; Larry Doyle, vice president of marketing for Conair Group in Pittsburgh; Vincent Witherup, Conair vice president; and Todd Bennett, president of United Southern Industries Inc. of Forrest City, N.C.
SOLO CUP CO. - The maker of disposable food-service products in Highland Park, Ill., named Kevin Mundt chairman, succeeding Robert Hulseman, who will remain on the board and serve as chairman emeritus. John Huselman will serve as vice chairman emeritus.
STOPOL INC. - The auction firm in Solon, Ohio, named Conor Carlin and Mike Henman account executives in the thermoforming equipment division.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named Scott Fleming vice president and business manager of Chem Polymer, an engineering thermoplastic compounds subsidiary in Fort Myers, Fla.
UPONOR CORP. - The pipe extruder in Vantaa, Finland, named Sebastian Bondestam supply chain executive vice president, effective in early April. Bondestam joines Uponor from Tetra Pak Group of Geneva, Switzerland.
VICTOR PLASTICS INC. - The injection molder in Victor, Iowa, named Scott Pope vice president of sales and marketing, Mike Carney vice president of engineering and tooling, Dave Shaw plant manager for its North Liberty, La., division and Connie Jahlas marketing coordinator.
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC., a supplier of automation, power control and conversion products and services in Milwaukee, named Christopher Zei vice president of its original equipment manufacturers initiative. ... SHUTTLEWORTH INC., a conveyor maker in Huntington, Ind., named James Bonahoom vice president of finance and James Bush regional sales manager. ... SYSCON-PLANT- STAR INC., a supplier of data-acquisition equipment based in South Bend, Ind., named David Monroe regional sales manager for the Southeast. ... Plastics industry advertising veteran Bob York has started his own firm, YORK MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS LLC, in Marysville, Ohio.