AMERICAN COMPOSITES MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION - The Arlington, Va.-based trade group's Western chapter chose Joseph Plecnik to receive the Dr. Frank A. Cassis Award for exceptional achievement in the corrosion and composites industry.
ASSOCIATION OF ROTATIONAL MOLDERS INTERNATIONAL - The trade group in Oak Brook, Ill., elected Daven Claerbout of Dutchland Plastics Corp. in Oostburg, Wis. vice president, succeeding Jeff Dunne, who resigned.
BUSINESS ANSWERS INTERNATIONAL INC. - The plastics industry consulting firm in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., named Richard Garthwaite executive vice president.
DAVIS-STANDARD LLC - The machinery manufacturer in Pawcatuck, Conn., named Mark Woodgate business director of extrusion systems in Europe. Davis-Standard recently relocated its pipe and profile equipment business from Erkrath, Germany, to Birmingham, England.
DESWELL INDUSTRIES INC. - The injection molder in Macau named Franki S.F. Tse chief executive officer, succeeding Richard Lau, who will remain chairman.
FAURECIA SA - The automotive supplier in Nanterre, France, named Yann Delabriere chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding Gregoire Olivier.
FROST & SULLIVAN INC. - The consulting firm in Mountain View, Calif., named John Carrington a 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Carrington is general manager of global marketing and chief marketing officer of GE Plastics in Pittsfield, Mass.
GEFRAN SPA - The Provaglio d'Iseo, Italy, maker of extrusion melt-pressure sensors and control instrumentation combined both its U.S. subsidiaries - Gefran ISI Inc. in Winchester, Mass., and SIEI American Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., - into Gefran Inc. Mark Caldwell was named chief executive officer of the new firm in Winchester.
MONTROSE MOLDERS CORP. - The injection molder in South Plainfield, N.J., named William Roche quality director, John Yurkovich engineering manager and Todd Nicolay North American sales director.
MYERS INDUSTRIES INC. - The diversified manufacturer in Akron, Ohio, named John McFadden financial reporting director.
PACIFIC ALLIED PRODUCTS LTD. - The bottle manufacturer in Kapolei, Hawaii, named Wayne Bellhouse PET division manager, Fred Sylva PET operations manager, Robert Marrone quality control manager and Vincent Gonzales maintenance manager.
PARKINSON TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The manufacturer of web-handling and winding equipment in Woonsocket, R.I., named Mark Fisher operations manager.
SIEGEL-ROBERT INC. - David Gilchrist Jr. was named chief executive officer of the St. Louis firm and its injection molding division, Siegel-Robert Automotive in Farmington Hills, Mich.
THERMOSET RESIN FORMULATORS ASSOCIATION - The trade group in Glen Ellyn, Ill., named officers: President John Cech, CVC Specialty Chemicals Inc. in Moorestown, N.J.; Vice President Vinay Mishra, ITW Devcon in Danvers, Mass.; and secretary/treasurer Bhavin Patel, Innovative Resin Systems Inc. in Wayne, N.J.
WELLMAN INC. - The resin manufacturer in Shrewsbury, N.J., is reorganizing its chemical-based businesses into one segment and has named Steve Ates vice president of sales and marketing, Mark Ruday vice president of business operations, David Styka controller and chief accounting officer and Ian Shaw vice president of manufacturing, research and development. Joe Tucker will be responsible for raw material procurement and strategic development.
AMPACET CORP., a compounder in Tarrytown, N.Y., named Alain Gagné Quebec masterbatches account executive for Ampacet Canada in Kitchener, Ontario. ... COLD JET LLC, a maker of dry-ice blast cleaning systems in Cincinnati, named regional sales managers: Tina Moore, south central; Dave Olsen, Northeast; Chris Keef, New England; and Alberto Oliver Murillo, Latin America. ... Container blow molder CONSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC. of Philadelphia named Michael McDaniel to the board. McDaniel most recently was closure and specialty products president for Owens-Illinois Inc. of Toledo, Ohio. ... PACKAGING MACHINERY MANUFACTURERS INSTITUTE, a trade group in Arlington, Va., named Francesco Leboffe vice president of marketing. ... WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., an auxiliary equipment maker in St. Louis, named Greg Wagner general manager of its heater and sensor business.