ADAC AUTOMOTIVE INC. - The injection molder in Grand Rapids, Mich., named Jim Teets chief executive officer and president, succeeding Ken Hungerford, who remains chairman. Don Bittner was named chief operating officer.
ASHLAND INC. - The specialty chemical company in Dublin, Ohio, named two European industry managers for Ashland Composite Polymers: Magnus Johansson for building and construction, and Olli Piiroinen for marine.
BRANSON ULTRASONICS CORP. - The manufacturer of joining equipment in Danbury, Conn., named Ed Boone president.
ENGEL HOLDING GMBH - Irene Schwarz, co-owner of the maker of injection presses in Schwertberg, Austria, was named an honorary senator at the University of Leoben in Austria, becoming the first woman to hold the title.
HAMPSON INDUSTRIES PLC - The aerospace firm in Brierley Hill, England, named Greg Frye divisional managing director of Hampson USA. Frye will be based out of the company's Texstars Inc. subsidiary in Grand Prairie, Texas, and will maintain his position as Texstars chief executive officer.
HARVIN REACTION TECHNOLOGY INC. - The producer of polyether and polyester urethane polyols in Greensboro, N.C., named Shawn O'Donnell general manager.
HERRMANN ULTRASONICS INC. - The ultrasonic welding equipment maker in Bartlett, Ill., named Uwe Peregi executive vice president and general manager, succeeding Thomas Herrmann, who is relocating to parent Herrmann Group in Karlsbad, Germany, to become chief executive officer of sales and finance.
HOME PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL INC. - The injection molder in Chicago named George Hamilton chief executive officer, succeeding Douglas Ramsdale, who plans to retire March 31.
INNOVATIVE INJECTION TECHNOLOGIES INC. - The injection molder in West Des Moines, Iowa, named Wayne Drury sales and engineering director.
NATIONAL GRAPHICS INC. - The lenticular lens producer in Brookfield, Wis., named Bill Benedict sales and marketing director.
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC. - The laminates provider in Fairlawn, Ohio, named Dennis Poole national design specification manager for its recreational vehicles and manufactured housing products.
TEKNOR APEX CO. - The custom PVC compounds maker in Pawtucket, R.I., named: Bertram Lederer executive vice president and expanded his responsibility for customer service; William Murray executive vice president with the added responsibility for corporate purchasing and engineering; Gaines Hutcheson vice president of manufacturing; and Laurie Meisner vice president of human resources. Also, Kirk Lesiacsek was named a feld sales representative for Teknor Color Co., also in Pawtucket.
GREAT LAKES RECYCLING, a recycler in Roseville, Mich., named Mark Steadman to fiber sales. ... USA STRATEGIES INC., a plastics-related marketing communications firm in Willowbrook, Ill., named Pat Harrington a senior account manager. ... CMD CORP., a flexible packaging equipment maker in Appleton, Wis., named Ed Verkuilen regional sales manager for the western U.S. and Canada. ... EXTRUSION DIES INDUSTRIES LLC, a flat-die maker in Chippewa Falls, Wis., named Ronald Allbritton technical service and sales specialist. ... MILACRON INC., a primary equipment maker in Batavia, Ohio, named Lewis Nuzzie applications development manager.